George Becker passed away on the morning of January 6, 2012. We have extended our sympathies and condolences to the Becker Family. George made a gigantic impact on the lives of all his former students.
The family has contacted a minister. Arrangements are still pending. More information will be posted as it becomes available.
When i read this my whole body went cold and for the last few weeks I was literally calling up to SD where he lived to verify his passing. When I got the finality of it from my older brother Ray who knew GRB even better than me, it did my head in. You know how you just think someone is envinceable and can live forever, well George was that to me. I thought it strange as we were in constant contact via Facebook but then I left Facebook over a year ago. George was constantly sending me great ecards for every occasion once we were in contact again, they were just beautiful cards! Sadly and unbeknownst ta me, he had passed at least a year before I left Facebook. How stupid of me to have not continued on and now to fine out some 2 plus yrs after the face is even more sad. Still I know that GRB who taught me the world in middle school (you have no clue unless you were his student how fantastic this gent was!) is smiling down on all his former students. Yup, I miss him even though I hadn't seen him since I was 13 and damn Im nearly 48 now. Thats the imprint on my heart, soul and mind of someone just really super special. Writing this makes it all real and final for me. Bless his soul.