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Robert J. “Bob” Beck

July 26, 1939 - January 10, 2020

Robert J. “Bob” Beck, age 80, of Middletown, DE, passed away on Friday, January 10, 2020.

Born in Honesdale, PA on July 26, 1939, he was a son of the late Harry J. and Marie R. (Murtha) Beck. Bob worked as a tractor trailer driver for UPS, retiring in 2000 after 42 years of service. He also served as shop steward for Local 177 and was one of ten finalists in 1995 for America’s Road team. Bob was a dedicated member of St. Joseph’s Church where he enjoyed ushering. Always one to give back, he donated to many different charities as well as volunteered his time as a youth basketball coach for his granddaughter. Bob was also an avid golfer and fisherman. Above all, Bob adored and loved his family, especially his grandchildren who affectionately called him Papa.

In addition to Bob’s parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Beverly Rigolosi. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Joy A. (Pech) Beck; children, Robert M. Beck of Hackettstown, NJ, Laurie A. Malanga (Richard) of Abingdon, MD, Barbara L. Hill (Christopher) of Rolesville, NC, Thomas J. Beck (Joanne) of Stroudsburg, PA, William J. Beck (Deb) of Hackettstown, NJ; brothers, William “Jim” Beck (Kathleen) of Williamstown, NJ and Rev. Richard Beck of Hawley, PA; and grandchildren, Erica Malanga (Dustin), Joseph Malanga, Alyssa Hill and Amanda Beck.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Parish, 371 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a Mass of Christian burial will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Bob’s memory to St. Josephs Parish at the address listed above or to a charity of your choice.

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25 Guestbook messages for Robert J. “Bob” Beck

  • My family & I are so sorry for your loss. I never met “Bob” but his obituary tells us we missed out knowing this man. Sincerely Gladys Don Gary Glenn & Aida canetti

  • I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Bob’s passing. I am praying that the Lord’s arms encompass all of you and bring you comfort and peace.

  • He was a great human being and a great man. May he rest is peace.

  • Dear Barb and family,
    Thinking of you during this time. Hugs and kisses to you and yours.

  • Sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. May your memories of all the love, laughter and special times you had with your Dad comfort you at this time. Our family suffered a devastating loss this year too, but we are comforted knowing that heaven welcomes our loved ones that have gone before us and we will see them again. Lean on and take care of each other, share stories and above all love each other through this hard time. ❤️

  • Deeply sorry for your great loss of a wonderful man who was so proud and loving of his beautiful family! Prayers and hugs for his loved ones.

  • Thank you. Your help was valuable. Your friendship invaluable. Rest in peace.

  • So very sorry for the Beck Family. Mr. Beck was a wonderful Husband, Father and Grandfather. I’m sure he will be missed so much. God Bless him and his family.

  • RIP Sir! Prayers to the Beck Family! Bill I’m so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers🙏🏻🙏🏻💙😔

  • So sorry to hear of Mr. Beck’s passing. (I am 55 and still refer to my childhood friends’ parents as Mr and Mrs). Thinking of all of you. Think of all of you often as I live in diamond hill and walk pass your diamond hill house often. May you find peace knowing heaven awaits all of us. May your dad send signs to help you find comfort that he is still among you.

  • Bob was so much the man that we all want to be. He was very savvy and he didn’t miss a trick. My talks with him were always full of positive energy and lots of it. He leaves us all too short with him. We needed more.

  • Nothing but respect and admiration as to how you and Joy have enjoyed your family and your years of marriage.
    You provided a gift of kindness and happiness to all around you.
    Your presence will be missed!!!!!

  • Joy and Family,

    We are so very sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
    Regards,
    Diane Jones and Jason Carletti

  • Dear Joy and family. Bob was my favorite cousin. I remember helping him deliver milk one summer while visiting my grand parents in Honesdale. He also bought me my first slice of pizza pie. He was a real great older cousin and will be missed by all that knew him. RIP BOB…

  • Rest well my friend.

  • Our deepest condolences and keeping you all in prayer for strength and peace through this difficult period.

  • Rest In Peace my friend 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼
    Parsippany UPS

  • So sorry for your family’s loss. Such a great man. I will see you all Thursday.
    Love, Alison

  • I am sorry for your loss, hugs and prayers to you and yours ❤️🙏🏻Ox

  • What a beautiful video tribute to Bob. He was a great man. You could see the joy he brought to others in the photos you shared. He will be missed. My heartfelt condolences on your loss.

  • Your loss is so great because Bob was such a wonderful man who was deeply loved. That’s obvious in the video, and we pray every member of his family is lifted by their treasured memories. As we mourn a life well-lived and a man well-loved by everyone who knew him, we thank God, grateful for the knowledge that He is with his Heavenly Father. To Bill, Deb and Amanda, our hearts are with you even more right now as you face life without your Dad and Granddad. We’re here for you, loving you and praying for you. God bless you all. -Len and Beth Lombardi

  • My condolences to you and your family. Stay strong. Think of the good times and save the wonderful memories.

  • Bill… we are so sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. You & Debbie and the entire Beck family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Dear Joy,
    I am so very sorry about Bob’s passing.
    My heart felt sympathy go out to you and your family at this very sad time. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  • So sorry for your loss Joy and all of his beautiful family