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Robert M. Beggan  

Died peacefully at his home in Mt. Vernon surrounded by his loving family on May 2, 2018 at the age of 74. He is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Pamela, their children, Blair, Brendan, Kyle, Neal; 11 cherished grandchildren; siblings, Marie Donegan, Barbara Forsythe; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Tom Beggan.
Originally from Dorchester, Massachusetts, Bob spent the last 44 years in Mt. Vernon. He was a devoted family man, an avid sailor, and had a passion for helping his community and those in need. He spent his entire career with the United Way network and retired as President of United Way International. Most recently he had been an advocate for The Autism Society as well as a wharf master at Mt. Vernon Estate. His presence was larger than life and he will surely be missed by all that knew him.
A Memorial Mass will be held on June 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 8710 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Alexandria, VA. A reception and celebration of his life will follow at the Mt. Vernon Yacht Club.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made "In Memory of Bob Beggan" to either The United Way Worldwide (701 North Fairfax St, Alexandria, VA 22314) or The Autism Society of America (4340 East West Hwy, Suite 350, Bethesda, MD 20814). On-line donations can also be made at or

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Good Shepherd Catholic Church
8710 Mt Vernon Hwy
Alexandria, VA 22309
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Published in The Washington Post on May 18, 2018