GEORGE MELVIN BEALGEORGE MELVIN BEAL
Born in Parkdale, Oregon to Isaac and Anna Mae Beal. He had an older brother, Bob. He attended Iowa State University, where he earned his PhD. While teaching there, he was awarded the Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor Award in 1973; and in 1983, the Henry A. Wallace Award for Distinguished Service to Agriculture. He was a major professor for many graduate students who loved him. During WWII, he was an Army captain and served with the Mule Pack Artillery in the CBI Theater.
On retiring from Iowa State in 1977, he moved his family to Kailua, Hawaii to take a position as professor in the Communications Institute at the East West Center. He enjoyed 35 years of living in Paradise with the love of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Evelyn (Lull) Beal, 2 daughters, 2 sons, 8 grand-children and 3 great grand-daughters.
Private services have been held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. John Lutheran Church in Kailua, or Bread for the World (bread.org).
Our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the deceased