Mr. Lance L. Becker
- June 25, 1938 - March 4, 2011
- Middleburgh, New York
of Lance's Passing
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“Not just another co-worker, Lance was a friend. I enjoyed every day with you work, laughing, learning, and just becoming a better person because of...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Jeremy Tennant - Cleveland, TN
“Dear Diane and Becker family.
We offer ourprayers condolence for your recent loss of Lance. He has been greeted by so many who have gone before...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Janice (Hayes) and Fred Gorman - NM
“Please accept our condolences in the loss of Mr. Becker. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
3 of 23 | Posted by: Horst Enders and Debbie Enders Magee - NY
“Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you all. Love, Larry
4 of 23 | Posted by: Lawrence Kossmann - Breakabeen, NY
5 of 23 | Posted by: Henry and Renate Witt,Glenn andJean Witt
“Diane, Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers and with you and your family. Jim and Carolyn Brown
6 of 23 | Posted by: James and Carolyn Brown - gilboa, NY
“The Becker family,
I have nothing but fond memories of growing up down the road and being one of the many "Windy Ridge kids". Our deepest...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Corinne Voeks Canastra
We are so sorry to hear of Lance's death and send our love and condolences to you and your family.
Betty Lou and Charlie Hotaling
8 of 23 | Posted by: Betty Lou and Charlie Hotaling
“I first was made aware of Lances' sense of humor while he was in my box truck assisting John with his first sexual experience breeding Isabel with...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Kirk - sherman, CT - Friend
“Diane and family,
I was so saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one...You are all in my thoughts and prayers..I know ...Read More »
10 of 23 | Posted by: Rose Coons - friend of family
“Dear Diane & Family,
Please know that you have All been in our thoughts & prayers since last we saw you. I know that my parents were some of the...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Eileen - Cousin
“Diane and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Lance was one of my work husbands at the BOE and brought with him such humor when stress set in and...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: Sara Davies=Griffin
“Dear Diane and Family,
Our hearts are aching for all of you during this most sad time. Lance was such a kind and gentle man. Mom and Dad always...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Marie Marquis - Bow, NH - Cousin
“Dearest Diane and Family,
My deepest condolescences to you and your family. I remember Lance always with a heart warming smile on his face and...Read More »
14 of 23 | Posted by: Pamela Schell Murphy - friend
“Diane & family,
Even when we know our loved one is on their way to our home with Our Savior and His Father, it is still so very hard to accept. I...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Ruth & Tony Yung - Town of Broome, NY
“We will always remember your fun visits to Grant Place, and our stay at your house on the way to my first visit to Cooperstown. Our thoughts and...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Jonathan Hayes - West Burlington , IA
“The Becker Family,
Our hearts are with you at this time of need. Please cherish and remember the good times spent with Lance. May God bless his...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: The Trimbell Family - Hobart, NY
“In a world where there are so many strangers .....Lance was One of the nicest people I have ever known. Both he and his lovely wife, brightened up...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Deb Kirk - York, PA
“While there are no words to help ease the loss that you bear, know that you are close in every thought and prayer. We will miss you Grampie!
With...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Melissa and Josh Roser - Perth, NY
“In our hearts and prayers and thinking of you. Love, Bill and Erynne
20 of 23 | Posted by: Bill and Erynne Ansel-McCabe
“Dear Diane and the Becker family, I am very honored to have known Lance. He was a gentleman and a wonderful kind person. I always enjoyed talking...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Darlene Flood - Sandwich, MA
“Our prayers go out to the Becker family. We have lost a wonderful friend and neighbor. Lance will be missed by many of us for all he did for his...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Alvin and Marie Campbell - NY
“Joyce and I extend our condolences and our prayers to the Becker family.
In the short time I was acquainted with Lance he impressed me as a...Read More »
23 of 23 | Posted by: James & Joyce MacWalter
Town of Broome: Lance L. Becker, Sr. 72, of Debar Hill Rd., passed away, peacefully in his home, Friday, March 4, 2011, surrounded by his loving family.
Lance was born June 25, 1938 in Amityville, son of the late Lucas G. and Alice (Staufer) Becker.
Lance graduated from Middleburgh Central High School and received his Associates Degree from SUNY Farmingdale.
He worked for Electric Boat in Quincy, MA, working on the Sea Wolf class submarine design and later as a self-employed general contractor, building many homes locally and in the surrounding area.
Lance was a past member of both the Middleburgh and Broome Volunteer Fire Departments. He also volunteered with the Middleburgh Little League.
Until his death, he was the Code Enforcement Officer for the Towns of Broome and Fulton and he was a lifelong member and supporter of the Schoharie County Democratic Committee.
He enjoyed spending time with his family and raising and showing English Springer Spaniels.
Besides his parents, Lance was predeceased by his two brothers, Robert and William Becker.
Survivors include his loving wife of 52 years, Diane (Hayes) Becker; daughters; Sue Ellen (John) Healy of Quincy, MA, Lauren (Joseph) Reinhart of Schoharie, NY and Kris (Michael) Barkley of Scotia, NY; son, Lance L (Deborah) Becker II of Cobleskill, NY; seven grandchildren, Sarah (Jon) Davis, Zachary (Amanda) Reinhart, Jared (Megan) Reinhart, Ryan Healy, Peter Muller, Lucas Muller and Alyssa Becker; two great grandchildren, Grace Mae and Madison Elaine Reinhart.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, Main St., Middleburgh, NY. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to be held from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at the Palmer and Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River St., Middleburgh. Cremation will take place at the Vale Crematory in Schenectady, NY.
Memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church Building Project, PO BOX 311, Middleburgh, NY 12122 or to Catskill Area Hospice and Palliative Care, 795 East Main St, Suite 11, Cobleskill, NY 12043