Elmer Joseph Becky
Jul 26, 1923 - Jul 24, 2012
Elmer Joseph Becky passed away on July 24, 2012
He was born in Clementine New Jersey to Elmer C and Matilda Becky on July 26, 1923.
He attended Drexel University in Philadelphia but that was interrupted by World War II. He flew the P-38 over Italy and Germany. He did finish his education after the war and later got his masters at University of Southern California. He also served as a reservist and in the Army National Guard. He is survived by his wife Novella, daughter Vivienne (Mo) sons Keith (Dawn) Kenneth (Terri) stepson Daniel, 6 Grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Nieces, nephews and many friends and in-laws.
He worked for the state of California for 34 years first as an engineer then later as General Manager of Prison Industries.
He is a member of Arden Christian Church were he was very active for a number of years. He was a 32nd degree Mason and member of Washington Lodge # 20. Also a Shriner for 55 years..He and John Caputo started a club of P-38 pilots and welcomed anyone that was interested. They called themselves â€œThe Fork Tail Devilsâ€. They met for breakfast once a month until recently when both John and Elmer were unable to attend.
He was preceded in death by his first wife Nevada who was the Mother of his 3 children, His parents and brothers Harry and Charles (Babe)
There will be a viewing from 4 to 8 P.M. on Friday evening at East Lawn at 5757 Greenback Lane with the service Saturday the 28th at 10 A.M.
If you wish in lieu of flowers a contribution to Shriners Hospital would be appreciated.