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Cornelius Beggs Obituary
Cornelius Beggs
92 years
Resident of San Jose
Cornelius T. (Tom) Beggs passed away of a heart attack on Friday, April 5, 2013. Tom was born in San Francisco, and worked for the City of San Francisco for 30 years as a civil engineer. His last position was Chief Civil Engineer in charge of the Hetch Hetchy water supply system.
After the family moved to San Jose in 1977, he worked as an engineer for The City of San Jose for 8 years.
During WWII, he served in the ground crew of the Army Air Corps in Attleborough, England. During this time, he and his friends built an altar, which was very much a focal point for ecumenical services on the base.
Tom is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Marian. His children, Joseph (Reesa), Buffy, and Thomas (Ruth). He was pre-deceased by his daughter Diane on 2012. He left 9 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 13th at 11:00 at St. Anthony Church, 20101 McKean Rd. followed by a reception at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The .

Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times from Apr. 11 to Apr. 12, 2013
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