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Sybil Beatrice Beckett M.D.

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Sybil Beatrice Beckett, MD Dr. Sibyl B. Beckett died on June 20, 2013 at Foulkeways in Gwynnedd, PA, where she had resided since 1993 and had formed many close friendships. She was cared for lovingly by the staff at Foulkeways in her final years. Dr. Beckett was born on December 15, 1922 in Port Chester, New York, the daughter of Edwin and Katherine Stewart Beckett. The family moved to Red Bank, New Jersey during her high school years. She graduated from Radcliffe College in 1944. She received a Master's Degree in Physiology from the University of Minnesota in 1947, and was employed in research for a number of years, co-authoring articles mostly in the area of brain physiology. She entered medical school and received an MD degree from Women's Medical College in Philadelphia in 1963. Dr. Beckett practiced Internal Medicine in Philadelphia until 1998. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edwin and Katherine Stewart Beckett, and by her brother Dr. Ronald Beckett, her niece, Nancy Beckett, and an infant grand-nephew. She is survived by her nephew Dr. William S. Beckett and her nieces Sarah B. Kemmler and Jane Beckett Barabe, as well as nine grand-nieces and grand-nephews. A lover of nature and the outdoors, Dr. Beckett loved to garden, travel to remote spots, birdwatch, and enjoy the company of family and friends.

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on July 8, 2013
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