Edward J. Beck, 90, a resident of Montauk for more than 40 years who built the Rendezvous Motel on West Lake Drive and owned it for many years, died on Friday in North Palm Beach, Fla., of heart disease after a prolonged illness.
An only child, he was born in New York City on Feb. 8, 1922.
Mr. Beck served with honor in the Navy during World War II and was discharged in 1946.
He married Maria Cortes, who survives, on June 27, 1949.
Besides his wife, Mr. Beck’s great loves in life were playing golf and fishing, said his family. Montauk, with its public golf course and abundant fishing, was a dream come true for Mr. Beck.
He joined the South Fork Country Club in 1959 and was a member there for many years.
After he retired from the motel business, Mr. Beck lived on Old Montauk Highway before moving to North Palm Beach in 1998.
Services were held for Mr. Beck at St. Paul of the Cross Catholic Church in North Palm Beach.
Donations in his memory have been suggested to the Heart Club, c/o Bovarick, 2512 Kittback Way, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33411.