On March 13, Stanley Beck at his home in Brussels, Belgium, at 93. Born in Baltimore to Benjamin and Cecilia (née Juster), he graduated from Baltimore City College in 1946. He was in Zeta Beta Tau fraternity as a freshman at Franklin & Marshall College and for the undergraduate year he spent at Columbia College, when he began the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps. He was at Columbia University in the City of New York for four years, including three at Columbia Law School, before being admitted to the Maryland Bar. His career began with 11 years in the Navy, mostly in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Eventually becoming lieutenant commander, he spent two years aboard the USS Columbus and resided in Naples, Italy, then San Diego, Calif., and Paris, France. He served several decades in Brussels as a diplomat for NATO and the US Defense Department. He finished his career as a French translator at NATO with the US Mission and the International Staff. He is survived by sister Sylvia Beck Piven of Baltimore. He leaves children Marissa and Tony (Tanya) Beck and grandsons Ilya and Noam. His wife Hedy died in 2017 at 94.

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