Capt. Brent Beck, USN (Ret.): March 5, 1944 – April 27, 2021

Beck

Beck

Capt. Brent Beck, USN (Ret) of Waterford, Vt., passed away from a heart ailment Tuesday morning at the Veteran’s Affairs Hospital in White River Junction, Vt.

Brent was born in St. Johnsbury, Vt., on March 5, 1944, the daughter of Sigmund and Margaret (Peg) Beck of St. Johnsbury, Vt. Brent grew up in St. Johnsbury and graduated from St. Johnsbury Academy in 1962. He graduated from Springfield College in 1966 with a BS in physical education.

Brent married his high school sweetheart Sandra Beck on June 29, 1966. They were married for 50-plus years. Immediately after being married, Brent and Sandie located to Pensacola, Fla., for Naval aviator training. Brent served in the United States Navy for 27 years, retiring with the rank of captain in 1993. He accumulated over 5,000 flight hours and over 950 carrier arrested landings, with a majority of his time being spent at Whidbey Island, Wash., flying the A-6E Intruder on multiple carrier deployments. He served as commanding officer of Training Squadron 7 in Meridian, Miss., flying the A-4 Skyhawk.

In 1993, upon retirement from the Navy, Brent and Sandie returned to Vermont to live their retirement years in Waterford. He was active in numerous organizations including St. Johnsbury Kiwanis, St. Johnsbury Academy Alumni Association, Caledonia County Fair, and Waterford, Vt Selectboard.

Sandie Beck and his parents, Sigmund and Peg Beck predeceased him.

He is survived by his three married sons and their families: Scott and Joelle Beck, of St. Johnsbury, and their children Camden, Reagan, MacKenzie, Callahan, Braeden and Gehrig; Tom Beck and Mei-Ling Beck, of Larkspur, Calif., and their children Thomas II (TJ) and Tyler; Brent Beck II and Hossay Beck, of Fairfax County, Va., and their children Adam and Zander; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jon and Diane Beck, of St. Johnsbury, Craig and Shirley Beck, of Passumpsic, Vt., and Sandie’s sister, Sally Jean Haselton.

Brent is also survived by many nephews and nieces, Jamie and Judith Haselton and Jonathan Stewart, Gary Beck and Alicia Blake, Carrie Verville and Crissie Devenger.

There will be services at a later date. Memorial contributions should be directed to the care of St. Johnsbury Kiwanis, P.O. Box 204, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819.

More in Obituaries

Glendenning, Joey
Joey Lyn (McCraw) Glendenning

Joey, 44, was born March 26, 1977 in Manteca, Calif., to Jimmy… Continue reading

Wright, Lele
Lele Alene Wright: July 7, 1939 – March 26, 2021

Lela Alene (Sandy) Wright, 81 passed away peacefully in her sleep on… Continue reading

Pitzel, Guy
Guy Pitzel: Died April 3, 2021

Guy Pitzel passed away on April 3, 2021. Guy is survived by… Continue reading

Woodring, Beta
Beta Woodring: Nov. 2, 1938 – March 31, 2021

Beta Woodring was born in Tutuila Samoa Nov. 2, 1938, but considered… Continue reading

Fetterman, Dean
AFCM Dean R. Fetterman (USN Ret.): Aug. 1, 1942 – May 3, 2021

MCPO Dean Raymond Fetterman died at home surrounded by loved ones at… Continue reading

Hurley, James
James Wendell Hurley Jr.: April 4, 1943 – April 26, 2021

James Wendell Hurley Jr. passed on April 26, 2021, at the home… Continue reading

Josephson, Ardella
Ardella Ruth Josephson: Jan. 22, 1936 – March 16, 2021

Ardella Ruth Josephson, 85, of Freeland, Wash., passed peacefully surrounded by family… Continue reading

Taylor, Gherry
Gherry J. Taylor: Dec. 1, 1938 – April 26, 2021

Gherry J. Taylor is survived by wife Donna L. Taylor and son… Continue reading

Panattoni, Tobin "Toby"
Dr. Tobin ‘Toby’ Maurice Panattoni: May 2, 1960 – May 1, 2021

Dr. Tobin “Toby” Maurice Panattoni, a beloved chiropractor who owned Whidbey Island… Continue reading

Most Read