BECK - Patricia G., 69, formerly of Merrick, NY passed away peacefully on March 27th in Florida, after a long illness. She is survived by her beloved husband, Robert Beck (Sandy Creek, NY), her daughter Pamela Miller and her partner Catherine Pardee (Phoenix, NY), her son and his wife Richard and Vanessa Miller (Boynton Beach, FL), and her two granddaughters, Nicole andRachel. Patricia was born in Freeport, NY and resided on Long Island prior to moving to Sandy Creek in 1987. She enjoyed spending winters in the New Port Richey, FL area. Patricia received her teaching degree from SUNY Oswego in '63. She taught Elementary school in the West Islip and Connetquot School Districts. In Sandy Creek, Patricia enjoyed her time with the Outlook Club, American Association of University Women, United Methodist Women and Care Group, and Scleroderma Support Group. She was a 50 year member of the Eastern Star, Neptune Chapter #847, and an activ member of the United Methodist Church in Sandy Creek. While Patricia enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, she cherished the time spent loving and enjoying her grand-daughters: Nicole and Rachel. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday April 16, 2011 at 11am at the Sandy Creek United Methodist Church, 2031 Harwood Drive, Sandy Creek,NY. Burial Services immediately following at Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Sandy Creek UnitedMethodist Church or to theScleroderma Foundation (www.scleroderma.org). Arrangements by Foster-Hax Funeral Home, 52 Park Street, Pulaski, NY.
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Published in Newsday on Apr. 8, 2011