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“Joan, Deepest sympathies at the loss of Leo. He was certainly a "one-of-a-kind" guy. We will miss him. See you Saturday. Love, Arline & Lyle ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Arline & Lyle Patterson - NY

“Memories are forever. Joan and Leo and the Empire Chapter of FMCA go way back. Our friendship goes beyond the Chapter. We have traveled together and...Read More »
2 of 3 | Posted by: Bob & Joan Townsend - Scotia, NY

“Dear Joan and family, We are so sorry to learn of Leo's passing. We remember him as a fun loving person.....one who loved his pie. We send our...Read More »
3 of 3 | Posted by: George and Joan Lewis - NY


East Durham, NY- Leo F. Becker, age 89, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2014 at Agrace Hospice Care in Fitchburg, WI. He was born on August 21, 1924 to John and Mabel (Fancher) Becker in Gilboa, NY.

Leo was born and raised on a farm in Gilboa. After working on the family farm, Leo also worked in construction and building. He was united in marriage to Joan Mowers on October 10, 1954 in New York. He enjoyed being a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts. Leo and Joan were members of the Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), the Empire Chapter in New York, through which they loved to travel.

Leo is survived by his wife, Joan; five children, Gary (Tanace) Becker, Gail (Juan Franco) Becker, Greg (Suvd Doyod "Sophia") Becker, Gren (Ae Ja Kang) Becker, and Garth Becker; his five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Paul.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, 134 River Street, Middleburgh, NY with Rev. Jeff Kelley of the Middleburgh Reformed Church officiating. A calling hour will be held from 11:00 am until 12:00 pm prior to the funeral service.

Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Grand Gorge, NY.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in Leo's name to the Gilboa Historical Society, PO Box 52, Gilboa, NY 12076.