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Cleveland broadcaster Bob Becker passes away at 67

Bob worked for decades in Cleveland media, at stations including WKYC, WTAM and WVIZ

CLEVELAND — Famed Cleveland broadcaster and WKYC alum Bob Becker has passed away at the age of 67, according to WTAM.

WTAM says Becker passed away Monday at Maplewood at Cuyahoga Falls, nine years after he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

Becker's career spanned nearly four decades in Cleveland, and he worked at some of the most famed television and radio stations in the market, including WTAM, WMMS, and for us at WKYC, among many others. He worked at WKYC as a reporter back in the mid 1980s to early 1990s.

Becker is survived by his wife Luanne Bole-Becker, his two children Christopher Becker and Bryan Becker (Erin Kane), granddaughter Lillian Becker, sister Judith Smith (Earl), and sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

A private worship memorial service is in the works for later this summer at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Lakewood. It will be posted online afterwards. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to: Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health, Alzheimer’s Association Cleveland Area Chapter, Hospice of Western Reserve Summit and Cuyahoga Counties, and Gethsemane Lutheran Church.

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