Matthew L. Beccio, former president of the defunct MATCO construction company, died of cancer Dec. 12 at his home in Clearwater, Fla. He was 69.
A native of Baltimore, Mr. Beccio graduated from Forest Park High School and later attended the University of Maryland. He interrupted his education to serve as a navigator in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
He returned to Baltimore after the war and resumed his studies while working as a tailor. He later obtained a law degree from the University of Baltimore.