Robert A. “Bob” Beck, age 66, of Melbourne, Florida, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Wuesthoff Brevard Hospice House in Rockledge, Florida.
He was born July 9, 1948 in Chicago to Arthur and Mary (LaGiovine) Beck. Raised and educated in Chicago, Bob moved to Round Lake in 1971 before living for a time in the Ingleside area. More recently, he lived for over 20 years in McHenry before residing in Melbourne for the past three years.
Early in his career, he was employed in leasing services at Continental Bank, and continued to work for the bank when it became Sanwa Bank. While living in McHenry, he was employed in auto sales in Crystal Lake prior to retirement.
Bob was an avid golfer. Also a sports fan, he enthusiastically followed the White Sox and Chicago Bears. Bob loved his children, and especially enjoyed watching his grandsons play sports. He believed in living life to its fullest, and enjoyed the past few years in Florida, where he was especially fond of the warm weather, beach, and ocean.
Bob is survived by three children, Bridget (Kip Kaminscky) Schuler-Beck of Spring Grove, Megan (Luis) Sanchez of Round Lake Beach, and Robby Beck of McHenry; a step-son Ryan (Sarah) Schultz of McHenry; and five grandchildren, Danny, Zach, Brenden, Dylan and Noah.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly “Babs” Finnegan.
Friends may visit with his family from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 11, 2015, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050. The memorial service will be at 3 p.m. in the funeral home.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends may leave an on-line condolence message for his family.