OBITUARY: John B. Becker, Jr., 84, of West Melbourne Passes Away January 14
By Space Coast Daily // January 22, 2019
computer guidance conductor on the Mercury and Gemini rocket missions
BREVARD COUNTY • WEST MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – John B. Becker, Jr., 84, born in Fort Pierce, Florida died Monday, January 14, 2019.
John was a Mel-Hi Bulldog, a Florida Gator, an impressive mathematics graduate of Florida Southern, a computer guidance conductor on the Mercury and Gemini rocket missions, a commercial fisherman, a pioneer in market timing for brokerage firms that are prominent even today, an avid Braves baseball fan and a world traveler.
John is survived by wife of 62 years, Jean M Becker; daughters, Patricia Chrystycz and Barbara (Ed) Struttmann; son, Bryan; grandson, Christopher (Caitlin) Struttmann and great-grandchildren, Grayson and Charlotte.
There will be a Memorial service on Tuesday, January 22 at 10 am at Eastminister Presbyterian Church.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations to Eastminster Presbyterian Church summer camp programs or Codecraft Foundation Inc (a program where John’s grandson, Christopher, volunteers to teach coding to young students), 2428 Irwin Street, Melbourne, FL 32901.
Brownlie-Maxwell Funeral Home and Crematory in Melbourne is serving the family; www.brownliemaxwell.com 321-723-2345.
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