Helen L. Beck

May 18, 1950March 12, 2010

Helen L. (Glazebrook) Beck, 59, of Marblehead, MA passed away at her home on Friday, March 12, following a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Alfons Beck with whom she shared 37 years of marriage. Born in Philadelphia, PA, she was the daughter of James and Gloria (Marks) Glazebrook of Paoli, PA.

She was a graduate of West Chester University with a teaching degree in Elementary Education. She taught second grade for twenty years in Lancaster, PA. In 2006, due to a career opportunity for Alfons, they moved to Marblehead. Her true passion was to teach children, and her hope was to teach them in Marblehead, but was unable due to her illness.

In addition to her husband and parents, Helen is survived by two sons, Brian Beck and Eric Beck both of Denver, CO; two sisters, Suzanne Edwards and Louise Cook; a brother, James Glazebrook all of Paoli, PA; and two nieces and three nephews. A private burial will be held in Paoli, PA at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Eating Disorders Association, 603 Stewart Street, Suite 803, Seattle, WA 98101.


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Ashley Miller

December 2, 2012

I was a 2nd grade student of Mrs. Beck back in 1994. I'm 25 now, have moved all over the place & still count Mrs. Beck as my favorite teacher. She inspired me to be my best- teaching was definitely her calling & I just felt compelled to leave a little note to the family she left behind. Thank you for sharing Mrs. Beck with all of us students- almost 20 years later, I am still inspired by how caring and loving she was!

March 13, 2012

I knew when I woke up yesterday there just wasn't something right. Then it clicked....

Miss you!!!!!


Tiffany (Witman) Spickler

June 16, 2010

Dear Mr. Beck, Brian and Eric,

I am shocked and saddened to hear of Helen's passing. I student taught with Helen at LPC many years ago. From my first day, she inspired me and showed me how to teach with all of my heart. She was a tremendous mentor and helped shape me into the teacher I am today.

I hope Helen is able to get a dance with Patrick Swayze. I'm sure she will freshen up her lipstick first, though.

My heart breaks for all of you. I hope Helen's smile, laugh and giving spirit surround you and give you strength and comfort. My prayers are with all of you!

Cindy Bomberger

April 7, 2010

What a true gift it was to have known Helen Beck. I taught 2nd Grade across the hall from Helen when we first moved to LPC, and I couldn't have asked for a better neighbor. Helen brightened my days and became a wonderful friend. Helen knew how to be that exceptional teacher; she was created that way, and how lucky were the lives and minds she touched. I so admired her creative spin on making learning a memorable experience, and the love that poured out so abundantly for each student. She was an inspiration for me and was "that awesome teacher I had", for so many children. It was during this time that I married and was later expecting my first child. Helen shared my joy and made that time of my life very special, with her belly rubs and "this will be the most GORGEOUS baby ever!" I was so sad to hear of her passing. I pulled out the many pictures of our time together at LPC and was again surrounded by her love and warmth. I feel very blessed to have known her.

Miranda L.

April 6, 2010

To Helen's Family,
As you know, Helen was an amazing woman who brought joy to all she touched. I was with her on Alcott a couple of times, and she always brought a smile to my face with her interactive singing and enthusiastic love of the Red Sox. She was so kind, she once even claimed she would "adopt me". She was always taking care of others and nurturing them with her abundance of love.

I was back in Alcott when she passed. It broke my heart. But, since then and since my release I eat, and I eat without behaviors because I think Helen would have wanted it that way.
Thank you and I am so sorry for your loss.

Lucy B.

March 24, 2010

To Helen's Boys,
Helen was such a lot of fun and knew very well how to be a friend and a teacher. Whenever I hear her name I think of her kind spirit, her smile, and her love for most everyone whose life touched hers.

I knew Helen as an encourager. My two boys are just a bit older than you two, Erin and Brian, so we, along with being teachers, had much in common.

Al, I saw you helping her many times in her room--it was probably the only way you'd get to see her very much on that day! She loved you dearly and didn't think twice about leaving all of us at LPC when your job took you south.

Helen is now whole and healthy. That said, I know that you all miss her so much. All three of you are in my prayers especially right now as you adjust to her missing presence.

March 24, 2010

Helen was our sister-in-law and aunt. Some of our fondest memories with Helen are Christmas Eve dinners at Oma's (my mom's) and barbecues with Helen and her family in Lancaster, Pa. We love you, Helen. Our love goes out also to Al, Brian, and Eric. Peter, Linda, and Carly Beck (Robesonia, Pa.)

March 24, 2010

Helen was our sister-in-law and aunt. Some of our fondest memories with Helen are Christmas Eve dinners at Oma's (my mom's) and barbecues with Helen and her family in Lancaster, Pa. We love you, Helen. Our love goes out also to Al, Brian, and Eric. Peter, Linda, and Carly Beck (Robesonia, Pa)

Jessika Mitchell

March 23, 2010

To Helens family,
My thoughts are with you. Helen was a beautiful woman and loving mother. I met Helen at Alcott as well. She touched many hearts with her kindness and spoke of her family with love in her eyes.May you all find peace in knowing she fought hard and loved you all dearly. I am so sorry.

Cathy Little

March 22, 2010

Al, I met you at the Alcott Unit with Helen. She was my roommate. She was such a great human being. She was an angel to me and she still is.
From her friend who really cared.