YORK Ann E. Tate, 74, died peacefully at home on Friday, July 4, 2014, surrounded by her family. She is now with her loving husband, the late Duke Tate, to whom she married on Halloween 1959. Visitation at Etzweiler Funeral Home, 1111 E. Market St., York, will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 4 to 5:30 p.m.; followed by a Memorial Service at 5:30 p.m. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Gregory Seckman. A second ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at the Bedford Cemetery, Bedford, where she will be laid to rest alongside Duke and her parents. Ann was born in Bedford, on October 28, 1939, the daughter of the late Glen Beegle and the late Mary (Kegg) Beegle. Ann graduated from Bedford High School in 1957. She moved to Washington, DC and worked in the Pentagon. It was there that she met and married Duke, who was in the Marine Corps. In 1968, they moved to York, and lived in Penn Oaks neighborhood, where she enjoyed life-long friendships with many of her neighbors. Ann held various jobs over her working life and, most significantly, spent the past 28 years in faithful service at York Technical Institute (YTI). Ann was a greatly respected and loved associate at YTI. She was one of the first recipients of the Beacon Award, an annual recognition given to the person that best exemplifies the values and mission of the school. The "Ann Tate Commitment to Externship Excellence Award" has been established in Ann's name and will be awarded to a deserving student each term. Ann was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church. She was involved in various organizations, including the Young Women's Club of York. It is said that "the legacy we leave is the life that we lead". Ann's legacy will certainly be her warm personality, fun-loving spirit and the large number of people who loved her and who's lives have been blessed by having known her. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with family and friends. Ann is survived by her two sons, Craig Tate and his wife Cynthia of West Chester Ohio, and Alan Tate and his wife Trudi of York. She leaves five grandchildren, Amanda, Kevin, Chandler, Spencer, Olivia, and two brothers, Eugene Beegle of Martinsburg, and Samuel Beegle of Bedford. Ann was an animal lover (especially dogs). In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to the York County SPCA, 3159 N Susquehanna Trail, York, PA 17406. www.etzweiler.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on July 8, 2014