East Lyme - Amos Beck, 80, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, surrounded by his family.
He was born on Dec. 9, 1932, in Gaskin, Fla., the son of the late Charles and Emma Beck, and the loving husband of Doris MÃ¼gge Beck.
Amos Beck served admirably in the U.S. Air Force
. He moved to Connecticut in 1969, and was employed at Electric Boat in Groton, working with nuclear submarines as an electrician. He continued as a licensed electrician in the Boston area. Amos Beck opened his own business in 1975, ABC Upholstery in Uncasville, and he continued working there until his death. He was a longstanding member of the Oxoboxo Masonic Lodge 116 in Montville.
Growing up on a farm in Florida, he worked the land at an early age and became an expert gardener and beekeeper. He was a master craftsman who loved to create, whether in the garden or at work. He believed in being industrious, and he was passionate about becoming an expert in various fields of interests. Amos was an avid reader and was dedicated to teaching others.
In addition to his wife, he leaves behind four children, Catherine Beck Fuller of South Kingston, R.I., Eric Amos Beck of Destin, Fla., Brian Christopher Beck of Las Vegas, Nev., Amy Eileen Picollo of Mesquite, Nev.; two stepchildren, Denise MÃ¼gge Chabot and her husband, Albert, of Waterford and Christine MÃ¼gge Ladd and her husband, James, of Simsbury; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and his sister, Opal Beck of Georgia.
He was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey Wayne Beck; brothers, Burl Beck and Eugene Beck; and his former wife, Christine Holley.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Disabled Veterans Charities, 13550 East Ramona Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA 91706.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Thomas L. Neilan and Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.neilanfuneralhome.com