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George Louis Becker

Obituary for George Louis Becker

May 11, 1926 - November 8, 2016
Newark, Delaware | Age 90


George Louis Becker of Newark, DE passed away at home at the age of 90 on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 following a short illness. He was born on the kitchen table on May 11, 1926 in Brooklyn, NY. He was the son of the late George Becker and his wife, Gertrude (Doerrzaphf) Becker.

George proudly served in the United States Army in the 10th Armored Division in Germany during World War II. He retired from DuPont Industrial X-Ray after 20 years of service. George volunteered for 10 years at Christiana Care. He enjoyed Sudoku, word puzzle books, traveling and walking.

George is survived by his loving wife of twenty seven years Betty (Surber) Becker, four children: Steven Becker and his wife, Jane; Kurt Becker, Keith Becker and his companion, Louise, and Lynne Becker and her companion, Mike; stepdaughters: Michelle Shires, and Judi Marando and her husband, Steve; five grandchildren; six great grandchildren; four step-grandchildren and sister, Viola Gardiner of Long Island, NY.

A special thanks to Ashley, Mel, Chaplain Tony and Sam from Seasons Hospice for their kindness and care during his illness.

A memorial service will be held in George's honor on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 12:30PM at R.T. Foard and Jones, Inc., 122 W. Main St, Newark, DE 19711. Friends and family may begin visiting at 11:30AM. Burial will follow at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in George's memory can be made to "Marshallton United Methodist Church" or "Seasons Hospice" and sent in care of the funeral home.

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  • Memorial donations in George's memory can be made payable to "Marshallton United Methodist Church" or "Seasons Hospice" and sent in care of the funeral home.
  • 122 W. Main St.
    Newark, DE 19711

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122 W. Main Street
Newark, DE 19711
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