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Passed into eternity on April 27, 2022 at the age of 75. Survived by Dawn (Shinal) Beck, his wife of 45 years, daughters Rachel Goforth (Steven) and Megan Beck, sister Helen Ratcliffe, brother Thomas Beck (Linda), brother-in-law Paul J. Shinal of Seneca Falls, grandchildren Abigail Goforth and Matthew Goforth, several cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. The son of William Joseph Beck and Elaine Backus Beck, Bob was raised in Rochester. A graduate of Edison Technical High School, Colorado State University and Syracuse University, he served as a social worker in a number of agencies, including St. Mary’s Hospital, Catholic Family Center, Eastside Community Center and Monroe County Department of Social Services. He was an active member (Parish Council, lector, Eucharistic minister) of the Church of the Holy Ghost in Gates for over 40 years and was saddened greatly by its closure in 2020.

There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to participate in a funeral Mass on May 4, 2022 at NOON at the Parish of the Holy Family, 4100 Lyell Road, Gates. Burial immediately after in Holy Ghost Cemetery. Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to Lollipop Farm (the Humane Society of Greater Rochester) or to the Open Door Mission.

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