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Rodney “Rod” Fisk Beckwith Rodney “Rod” Fisk Beckwith, handed away on Saturday, August 8, 2020. He was born on October 24, 1935, in Passaic, N.J., to Raymond Fisk and Nancy Oberdorf Beckwith who predeceased him. His brother, Pete, additionally predeceased him. He was the beloved husband of Elizabeth Wedemann Beckwith and the proud father of daughters Allison Melson of Greensboro, N.C., and Kim Beckwith of Charlottesville, Va. He additionally leaves behind his son-in-law, John Melson from whom he acquired a life-saving kidney transplant in 2005, and two grandchildren, Carrie and Steven Melson. Rod was raised in Rutherford, N.J., and loved spending his summers at Camp Dudley, the place he remained actively concerned with the camp for a few years. He attended Cornell College the place he performed tennis and was a supervisor for the basketball crew. He was additionally a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity. All through his grownup life, he maintained a robust affiliation with the fraternity, serving as a Trustee for greater than 40 years. He graduated in 1958 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (With Distinction). Rod served for 2 years on lively responsibility within the Navy, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He then attended the Harvard College Graduate Faculty of Enterprise Administration, graduating in 1963 with distinction and was elected a Baker Scholar. Quickly after graduating he joined the administration consulting agency of Cresap, McCormick, and Paget in New York Metropolis. In 1971, he moved together with his household to Melbourne, Australia, and in 1972 was appointed Companion in command of opening an workplace there. Whereas in Australia, he was lively within the Australian Membership, the Kooyong Tennis Membership and the American Chamber of Commerce in Australia (Govt Committee). He returned to the US in 1977 the place he resided together with his household in Darien, Conn., the place he was lively within the Wee Burn Nation Membership and the Harvard Membership of New York Metropolis. He continued working for CMP concluding 33 years of service as Chief Administrative Officer. He travelled extensively all through his whole profession. Rod retired in 1996, and moved to Charlottesville, Va., together with his spouse. He resided in Glenmore and, most not too long ago, at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge. He was an lively member on the First Presbyterian Church of Charlottesville, serving as chair and/or member of quite a few committees and Activity Forces. He was additionally lively at Martha Jefferson Hospital, the place he served on one of many hospital’s boards and the Audit Committee. He cherished touring the world together with his household and was an avid sports activities fan. His favourite groups have been the New York Giants and the St. Louis Cardinals. Rod was additionally an avid reader and had an amazing humorousness. A memorial service will probably be held at a later date at First Presbyterian Church of Charlottesville. In lieu of flowers, donations could also be made to First Presbyterian Church of Charlottesville or Camp Dudley of Westport, N.Y.
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