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Robert Becker
Born in New York
87 years
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     This memorial website was created to remember Robert George Becker who was born in New York on January 10, 1921 and passed away on October 25, 2008. He will live forever in our memories and hearts.

     Robert George Becker, 87, of Peoria, passed away at 11 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2008, at Proctor Hospital in Peoria.

     Robert was born on January 10, 1921 in New York, NY, a son of Frederick Louis and Julia (Kafka) Becker. He married Helen Dorothy (Lust) on February 9, 1942 in Bronx, NY. She preceded him in death in March of 1969.

     He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Fred, Charlie, Walter and Alfred; sister, Edna; second wife, Katherine (Schol) Becker Jordan; and daughter, Linda E. Becker.

     He is survived by his daughters, Judith (Peter) Galietta of South Pasadena, FL and Diane Becker of Peoria; son, Kevin (Michelle) Becker of Peoria; stepchildren, Cindi Morrison of Cocoa Beach, FL, John Dowling, Jr. of Peoria, Richard (Kim) Morrison of Allentown, PA and David (Toni) Morrison of Hanna City; brother, Frank (Helen) Becker of Holtsville, NY; grandchildren, Christian (Sarah) Galietta of Orland Hills, Dana (Robert) Salvia of Tampa, FL, Wayne and Nadine Galpin and Peter J. Galietta, Jr. all of Peoria and Aubree Becker of Chillicothe; fourteen step grandchildren; and great granddaughter, Evelyn Ann Galietta of Orland Hills.

     Robert was a World War II U.S. Army veteran, serving as a Corporal with the 606th Maintenance Squadron 382nd Service Group in China-India-Burma. He was awarded the American Service Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the Asiatic-Pacific Service Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

     He was employed with the Sealtest Corporation of Peoria’s ice cream division and retired in 1987.

     Robert enjoyed listening to the opera and the world's greatest tenor, Mario Lanza; collecting pens; visiting Orlando; and talking politics. He always put his family first and loved attending family gatherings on holidays or any family event.

     A visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at Clary Funeral Home in Peoria. Graveside services and interment will be at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 30, 2008, at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. The U.S. Army and the Interveteran’s Burial Detail of Sangamon County will provide military honors. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Midwest Affiliate.


Latest Memories
wayne galpin thinking of you March 11, 2012
hey grandpa i wish you could see us now. Kevin and I are together like old times. it just aint the same without you here. Im always thinking of you and telling people about the man you were and the man i want to be. I hope your looking down on us. I miss you more then ever. Love wayne and family.
Wayne Galpin

Grandpa was the biggest part of my life... not only did he raise me for better or worse but he was my best friend. No matter what i got into good or bad he was always there for me and never looked down on me or anyone else no matter what was done. He would always get mad and you could count that in a hour he would be that same old loving person everyone knew him as. There is not one time that i could ever remember that he was not there, he never turned his back on me. If he had it to give he would give it away...his quote was "as long as it makes them happy" or "it makes me happy to see someone happy" thats all he lived for is to make other people happy, even if it was his last 2 dollars. I know that i will never be able to repay him for the things he gave to me or the things that I owe to him. If I could go back in time now that he is gone i would have done alot differently. He was the happiest when his family was together. Ill never forget and forever miss the memories I have of him and the things he did for me... Merry Christmas best friend, my hero, and my insperation to be  better person. I Love You.

Nadine Galpin

You were always there for me.

Your the person that i most admired.

No matter the size of the struggle, you fought throw it


rose above it.

You are my hero,

my life

my memory

my everthing.

I will always hold you in my heart,

my dreams, my thoughts,

and also in my future.

I loved you more than you could have ever known.



Nadine Galpin
Joan Stage


      You were a one i a million person-you welcomed any and all within and to your family without question.  I'll always remember the may long talks that we had when I came down to see Kevin and Michelle.  I'll miss them and you.  I didn't know you all that well or long, but what I do know was that you were very close to Kevin very much a loving father to all who came in contact with you-a Great Trait to have.  Can't wait to have these talks again- until than we will miss you.



Latest Condolences
toni ad dave morrison father in-law March 25, 2009
Bob you were a great person, always helping someone and now you are in no more pain and are joining all the other angels. You are missed here and are up there with all your other love ones.
Nadine Grand daughter December 27, 2008

 This is my insparation to live a better life.


i love you, and miss you.


love you,


Warren Freind October 29, 2008

Judi and Family,


My thoughts are with you, may peace be with you.



Crystal (Stoecker) Hayward Old Friend of the Family October 29, 2008
I'm sorry to hear about Bob, he was a very nice guy ! I'll never forget all the ice cream he loaded us up on! It's a very hard thing to have to go through, I lost both my parents 4 years ago and it's just as hard today, but I know their in a better place. Just think of the goodtimes and things will get better each day. You will all be in my prayers, God bless you all! Crystal (Stoecker) Hayward "old friend of the family".
pete and judi galietta s pasadena fla. October 29, 2008
Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
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