Frank Edgar Beall, 79, veteran, C&P worker

October 27, 2002

Frank Edgar Beall, a longtime Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. employee and World War II veteran, died Tuesday of cancer at the home of a daughter in Fenwick Island, Del. He was 79.

Mr. Beall was born in Baltimore, the son of noted architect Frederick Beall, and was raised in the city's Pimlico section. He was a 1941 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and enlisted in the Army in 1943.

Mr. Beall, who served with the 116th Battalion of the 29th Division, fought in the Normandy invasion on D-Day, June 6, 1944. He was discharged with the rank of private in 1949.

He began working as a lineman for Chesapeake & Potomac Telephone Co. in 1950, and later worked on the company's mainframe computer. At the time of his 1978 retirement, he was assigned to the company's special services division.

The former Hamilton resident, who had lived in Fallston since 1965, was a former member and deacon of Hamilton Presbyterian Church. At his death, he was a member of Mountain Christian Church in Fallston.

He attended Mount Zion United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the church's choir. He also served as a retreat leader with the Maryland Emmaus Community.

He also sang with the North Harford Community Choir and was a member of the Daylighters, a senior citizens group.

Mr. Beall had been president and vice president of the Scottish Clan Beall of Maryland.

He was an avid stamp and coin collector.

Services were held Thursday.

Mr. Beall is survived by his wife of 53 years, the former Florence Peters; two daughters, Celeste Beall Valliant of Fenwick Island and Lorraine Beall Ford of Bel Air; two sisters, Alice Beall Buckley of Baltimore and Lucy Beall Orsini of Alexandria, Va.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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