Robert N. Becker, 90, a resident of Redstone Highlands, formerly of Irwin, passed away Wednesday February 10, 2021. He was born November 2, 1930 in Irwin, the son of the late Carl N. and Anna J. (Lomicka) Becker. Bob was a graduate of Irwin High School, served in the Army during the Korean Conflict, and then graduated from Carnegie Tech where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Management. He retired from Westinghouse Electric Corporation, RIDC Park West, after spending many years at the company’s East Pittsburgh location. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Irwin. Bob was past master of Shidle Lodge No 601, F&AM, Irwin, and a member of the Bromas league. He also was a member of the Pittsburgh Syria Shrine, the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, Valley of Pittsburgh, Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Westmoreland Forest #77, and Knights Templar. He was a volunteer for Meals On Wheels for 20 years, volunteer ambulance driver for Rescue 14, and was past president of Westinghouse Fellowship. He enjoyed golf, playing cards with friends and family, particularly bridge, pinochle and poker, and very much enjoyed vacations at Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland with his family, which he attended annually for decades.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of over 65 years Elaine M. (Manuele) Becker and a sister Evelyn Miller. He is survived by his children Geoffrey (Reiko) Becker of Pittsburgh, Keith (Sara) Becker of Potomac, MD, Rebecca Becker of Columbia, MD, and Kimberly (Richard M. Sr.) Cummings of North Huntingdon; his grandchildren Richard M. Cummings Jr., Jessica Tray, Tyler Becker, and Nicholas Becker; his great grandchildren Ashlyn, Dillon, and Ryan Cummings and Landon Gheen; and a sister in law Claudia J. (the late Thomas) Kuhns. Friends were received Feb. 15, 2021, at the William Snyder Funeral Home, 521 Main Street, Irwin. A funeral service was held Feb. 16 in First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Ronald H. Wakeman, officiating. Interment followed in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers a contribution can be made to Norwin Area Meals On Wheels or First Presbyterian Church, Irwin. For online condolences please visit www.snyderfuneralservices.com.
Originally published February 16, 2021.