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Sept 1947 - Aug 7, 2013Bob Beck, 65, passed away August 7, 2013, in Norman, OK. Bob was born in Indianapolis, IN to Robert and Susie Beck. Bob attended grade school in Indiana before the family relocated to Oklahoma, where Bob graduated from Putnam City High School. After high school, Bob enlisted in the Army and served a two-year stint. Upon his return, Bob attended Oklahoma State University, where he interned for former Senator Fred Harris in Washington, DC and soon met his wife, Sandy, at a skydiving meet. Bob and Sandy moved to Rochester, NY, where he worked for Kodak before becoming a reporter for the Rochester Gannet Newspaper. Bob returned to Oklahoma to attend Oklahoma University Law School and obtained his law degree. Bob practiced law in Edmond, then became a judge in the OKC court system. Bob served several years as a judge, then decided to practice law in the OKC area. After Bob semi-retired from practicing law, he spent the last half of his career becoming a self-taught guru on computers and soon worked at CompuServe and co-authored several books on computer software. Survivors include his wife, Sandy; brother, Jim; brother, John and his wife Corinne; sister, Patty; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Contributions in Bob's memory may be made to The Best Friends Animal Society, 5001 Angel Canyon Rd, Kanab, UT 84741. www.bestfriends.org http://act.bestfriends.org/page/s/give-a-tribute-gift http//act.bestfriends.org/page/s/give-a-tribute-gift
Published in The Oklahoman on Aug. 11, 2013
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