Gregory Paul Becht

–  05/03/2018


Gregory Paul (Greg) Becht of Villa Park, died Thursday, May 3, 2018 following a brief illness, at the age of 64.

Greg was born in Evergreen Park, IL  in 1953, the son of Fred and Mary Doris (nee Zinnen) Becht. Greg grew up in Markham, IL and later relocated to Villa Park, IL after his mother was remarried, to Arthur Brilliant of Villa Park.

Greg had many interests and hobbies.

Firstly, Greg loved animals, such as birds, reptiles etc. He cared for Robins (raising several from abandoned babies), Iguanas, even Piranhas. His latest friends were an assortment of birds.

He was a devoted Karate student and Practitioner for a large part of his life. He practiced regularly despite severe arthritis. He was an avid Guitarist, and derived great pleasure from building and repairing guitars and amps, as well as playing them. Another early hobby was Lapidary Arts and jewelry making. American Indian history was another area of special interest.

Musically he loved Classic Rock in particular, but also listened to a variety of musical styles such as Classical, Jazz etc.

He will be greatly missed by his Brother Fred (Nancy) Becht. Greg is predeceased by his Father Fred, Mother Mary Doris and Step Father Arthur Brilliant.

In lieu of flowers, please go out and enjoy a good meal (Preferably Chinese!) – and lift a glass in Greg’s memory.

Memorial visitation on Friday, May 11, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Steuerle Funeral Home, 350 S. Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, IL.
For additional information 630-832-4161.



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