Kurt Eric Beek, 51, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, October 13, 2017.
Kurt was born July 14, 1966 in Utica, NY. He grew up in New Hartford, NY. Upon graduating from New Hartford High School, he attended Mohawk Valley Community College for two years and went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree at Rochester Institute of Technology. He worked in Syracuse for several years as a Civil Engineer and during that time met the love of his life Patricia (Donahue) Beek of Liverpool, NY. They were married in Syracuse on February 26, 2000. They then moved to Grantham, NH, as Kurt loved the ‘Live Free or Die’ state. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters. He worked as a Project Manager for the City of Claremont for the past 13 years.
Kurt enjoyed the outdoors and shared his love with his wife, daughters and beloved dog Bova. They hiked, biked and explored just about every weekend regardless of rain, heat, or snow. His favorite place of all was Cape Cod. He visited there often with his mom, dad, sister and grandparents while growing up. Nickerson State Park was a favorite camping place for the whole family. In later years, Kurt’s parents retired to the Cape and it became a frequent place to visit from then on. It shall forever be his resting place.
Kurt leaves behind his wife, Patricia, daughters Quinn and Rylee; his parents, Bruno and Elizabeth Beek of Centerville, MA; his sister and brother in law, Karin and Richard Howlett, nieces Elizabeth and Sydney and nephew Harrison of Clinton, NY; mother and father in law Hank and Louise Donahue of Liverpool, NY; brother in law and wife, Gary and Maryestelh, neice and nephew Mya and Liam of Incheon, S. Korea; and sister in law Sue Donahue, nieces and nephew, Sarah, DJ and Christina, of Liverpool, NY.
Visiting hours will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont on Saturday, October 21st , from 1 to 2 PM. A memorial service will follow the visiting hours at 2 PM.
Kurt had a love for pelicans, so the family suggests donations be made to Pelican Harbor http://pelicanharbor.org/donate/ or by check to Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, 1279 NE 79th St. Causeway, Miami FL 33138.
Pelican Harbor will dedicate their next brown pelican release in his memory.
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