Herbert Henry Beckwith

Herbert Henry Beckwith

Ellsworth
Herbert Beckwith ,93, died from the final stages of kidney disease on December 18, 2023, at Seaport Village Assisted Living. He was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, grew up in Wauwatosa Wisconsin, and went to library school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Upon graduation, he worked in several academic libraries, ending up in San Francisco in his dream job, the United States Maritime Library.
Herbert loved boats almost as much as he loved libraries, so it was a perfect match. His other love, besides reading murder mysteries, was music, and he left a collection of seven banker’s boxes full of hymnals from all denominations covering the years from about1880 to 1950.
Herbert is survived by his sister, Diana Gazis, and seven nieces and nephews and their families. Gifts in Herbert’s memory may be made to Friends in Action or the Ellsworth Library, A memorial service will be held on January 6 at 12 noon at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in Ellsworth.
Condolences may be expressed at www.acadiacremation.com

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