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Harold John Richard Becker

August 23, 1921 ~ July 8, 2020 (age 98)

Obituary

Becker, Harold John Richard

Saline, Michigan

 

His Legacy… Harold John Richard Becker, 98, passed away July 8, 2020.  He was born on August 23, 1921, in New Haven, Connecticut to Harold Becker and Hilda (Pinto) Becker. Harold married the love of his life, Dorothy (Woedke) Becker, on October 3, 1944, in Camp Lejune, North Carolina.   He will be remembered as a wonderful, loving and dynamic man.  Harold accomplished a lot in his long life including fighting in World War II and in the Korean war.  He was the test pilot for corsair aircrafts along with being the oldest living pilot to have flown corsairs.  Harold was a lover of outdoors. Enjoyed hunting, skiing and fishing.  No one could slow him down, he was always busy.  He loved his family and always took favorites to his daughters.  Harold will be deeply missed by all who knew him. 

 

His Family… Harold will be missed by his children, Deane Becker Moss, Harold (Heather) Becker Jr., Albert (Drew) Becker, Susan Becker (Daniel) DeGroote; grandchildren, Devin Moss (John) Weiss, Tamara (Bart) Becker Miller, Blythe Becker (Joe) Pongracz, MacKenzie Becker, Jack Becker, Mallory Becker, Brooke Becker, Thomas (Tobe) Becker, Lindsey (Brian) Greaney, Erin DeGroote, Steven DeGroote; great grandchildren, Kira Kreutzbender, Alexi Kreutzbender, Isabella Pongracz, Burke Pongracz, Vivian Sullivan, Cheyenne Sullivan, Jack Greaney, Henry Greaney; great great grandchildren; Willow Androsian. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Dorothy Becker; 2nd wife, Sandria Becker; daughter, Leslie Becker.

 

His Farewell… Harold’s family and friends will gather Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 3:00pm till time of service at 6:00pm at Borek Jennings Funeral Home, Hamburg Chapel. There will be a burial at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Livingston County Humane Society.  Please leave a message of comfort for Harold’s family at 1-877-231-7900, or sign his guestbook at www.borekjennings.com.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Wednesday
July 15, 2020

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Community Farewell Service
Wednesday
July 15, 2020

6:00 PM
Borek Jennings - Hamburg Chapel
7425 E. Michigan 36
Hamburg, MI 48139

Donations

Livingston County Humane Society
2464 Dorr Rd, Howell MI 4884
Tel: 1-517-552-8050
Web: https://www.michiganhumane.org/howell-location/