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HOPKINTON – David K. Beck, 67, of Hopkinton, passed away at his home as a result of a fall on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.

Born in Newton, he was the son of William C. Beck Jr. of Gardner and the late Virginia (Shea) Beck. 

Dave grew up in Wellesley and Yarmouth. After graduating from the Dennis Yarmouth Regional High School, Dave attended Southeastern Massachusetts University (now UMass Dartmouth).

He was a hands-on guy who enjoyed creating things. He worked in the construction industry as a carpenter and in the Information Technology industry as a system operator, programmer, systems analyst and web designer. 

Dave grew up in a close knit, active family. When family members needed something, Dave was always there. He helped build and remodel homes for his father and his siblings. Family and family gatherings were an important part of Dave’s life. Like his siblings, Dave was very active in sports.

Dave was an avid tennis player and the owner of Silton Tennis in Natick. Over the years he had developed a reputation as an expert in all things tennis. At one point, he strung rackets for the Boston Lobsters. He also strung rackets for other professional tennis players at prestigious tournaments. He was very active in the local tennis scene and he developed many great friendships through tennis. He was also an avid kayaker and enjoyed hiking.

Besides his father and his stepmother, Yong Hui Beck, Dave is survived by his siblings, Jerry Beck and his wife, Judy of Holderness, NH, Tim Beck and his wife, Robin of Boothbay, Maine, Sharon Beck of Hartsville, SC, his sister-in-law, Diana Beck of Hopkinton and his step-sister, Kathy Zimmerman and her husband, Tim of Hudson. He also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is predeceased by his brother, Steve Beck, who passed away in May.  

Visitation will be held on Saturday, September 24 from 10 noon at the Chesmore Funeral Home of Hopkinton, 57 Hayden Rowe Street Visitors are encouraged to share pictures and “Dave stories” after a few prayers at 11 a.m.

Interment will be held privately.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.