Charlie (Sky) Beck von Peccoz

Our classmate, Charlie Beck, died four years ago after battling cancer. He was living in Brewster, MA, with his wife, Marian. Charlie was a Cum Laude student and achieved three Varsity letters in Soccer, Track, and Skiing at Deerfield. In retirement he and Marian “split our time between Cape Cod, Cincinnati and travel. We enjoy every day: skiing (fond memories of Art Ruggles’ Ski Team trips in those Ford station wagons) biking, eating in and out with good friends, grand parenting. Our main concern is how fast the time goes.” His obituary was published in The Cincinnati Enquirer.

Charles Morse Beck von Peccoz, of Cincinnati and Brewster, MA died April 2, 2012, at home, his loving family at his side. Beloved husband for 51 years of Marian (Larkin) Beck von Peccoz, devoted father of Charles M. Beck von Peccoz, Jr. of Wellesley, MA; Larkin Bundy and Shellie Byers, both of Montgomery, and their spouses, Wendy Beck von Peccoz, Bryan Bundy and Matthew Byers. Adored and irreplaceable Gampi to his 8 grandchildren: Grandin and Brewster Beck von Peccoz; Chapman, Will and Hope Bundy; and Eric, Charlie and Caroline Byers. Also survived by his brother Stephen (Michele) Beck von Peccoz of Solana Beach, sisters Martha Beck von Peccoz of Chicago and Marka Burnett of Highlands, NJ and affectionate nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Martha Morse ReQua and Wolfgang Beck von Peccoz. Born March 21, 1937 in Lake Forest, IL, Charlie attended Le Rosey and Deerfield Academy, received a master’s degree in engineering from Cornell University, where he also played varsity soccer and was a member of Quill and Dagger; he later served in the US Navy and then moved to Cincinnati and worked for P&G. Recently he fought a courageous battle with prostate cancer. Charlie was the most unselfish and optimistic of men and will be remembered for his good humor and gentle ways. He enjoyed traveling, sports and gardening. But most of all, he loved being with friends, and especially being with his family on Cape Cod, where he made the most of life every day. No flowers please. If you would like, donations may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati, 4310 Cooper Rd, Cincinnati 45242, or to Fisher House (supports military families), 1400 VFW Parkway, W. Roxbury, MA 02132. The Cincinnati Enquirer.”

Photo caption: Charles (Sky) Beck von Peccoz


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