Robert N. Becker

Irwin, Pennsylvania

1930 - 2021


February 10, 2021
Irwin, Pennsylvania


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Robert N. Becker, 90, a resident of Redstone Highlands, formerly of Irwin, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021. He was born Nov. 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 War, and then graduated from Carnegie Tech, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and industrial management. He retired from Westinghouse Electric Corp., 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, Free and Accepted Masons, 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 No. 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 was preceded in death by his wife of more than 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 will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the WILLIAM SNYDER FUNERAL HOME, 521 Main St., Irwin. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in First Presbyterian Church, with Dr. Ronald H. Wakeman officiating. Interment will follow in Penn Lincoln Memorial Park. A Masonic funeral service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home. 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

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It was my pleasure knowing Bob. RIP my friend.

Treasure your memories, as you remember your treasure.

We sure loved Bob at Redstone highlands. He was great to talk to about any subject. I enjoyed his wit. He will be missed. Prayers and love sent to his family.

What a great Dad you all had. Although it is hard today, try and keep memories of those joyful times close to your heart. Those memories will blossom and remind you of all the love he shared over the years. The Becker family was blessed with a beautiful soul. Love to the entire family.

Mr. Becker was an amazing person. His hard work and dedication to helping others will never ever be forgotten. My sincerest condolences to all his family and friends. May God be with you all during this difficult time. Love you all. ❤✝

My sincere condolences to the Becker family.

Sincere condolences
David F OBrien