Edward H. Beck III, 63, who spent 30 years as an attorney for what is now ExxonMobil, died April 14 at Inova Fairfax Hospital. He was a resident of Burke.

He had colon cancer, said his daughter Elizabeth Beck.

In 1980, Mr. Beck joined the general counsel’s office of Mobil Oil in Scarsdale, N.Y. He moved to the company’s Fairfax County office in 1983, where he handled antitrust and petroleum marketing practices cases. He retired in 2010 as a lead legal adviser in a petroleum specialties section of the company’s law department.

Edward Henry Beck III was born in New York and was a 1971 graduate of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. He received a law degree from New York’s Fordham University in 1974.

Mr. Beck was a past chair of the Virginia State Bar’s Corporate Counsel Section and a former volunteer firefighter. His memberships included the Burke Centre Tennis Association and St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church in Fairfax.

Survivors include his wife of 37 Years, Esther Troy Beck of Burke; two daughters, Elizabeth Beck of Boston and Emily Benton of Alexandria; and a sister.

— Megan McDonough