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Thomas Walter Beckman

November 3, 1951 ~ October 17, 2018 (age 66)

Thomas Walter Beckman, 66, of Swanton, MD, died suddenly on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at the farm.

Born November 3, 1951, in Swanton, MD, he was the son of the late Thomas Moses and Clara Ellen (Johnston) Beckman. He was also preceded in death by his grandparents; two sisters, Carolyn Sue Beckman and Ellen Catherine Feaster; one brother, Stephen Eugene Beckman.

Thomas drove a milk truck and county school bus for a few years before becoming an over the road truck driver in 1976. He retired from Kaplin Trucking in 2013.

He is survived by three brothers, James Beckman and wife, Lena, Swanton; Richard Beckman, Swanton; William Beckman and wife, Tina, Columbia, SC; two sisters, Pamela Friend and husband, Charles, Swanton; Mary Louise Clatterbuck, Myrtle Beach, SC; many nieces and nephews.

At Thomas’ request, he was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Drive, Oakland are assisting family with cremation arrangements.

Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Deer Park Community Volunteer Fire Department, 5353 Maryland Hwy., Oakland, MD 21550.

Condolences may be sent to his family at www.newmanfuneralhomes.com

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