Roger F. Becker

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Roger F. Becker CobleskillRoger F. Becker, 94, of Myers Road, died Tues- day, February 26, 2013 at his residence fol- lowing a brief illness. Born Decem- ber 29, 1918 at the Schuyler Lake Farm in Cobleskill, he was the son of Frank S. and Ma- tilda (Van Deusen) Becker. Roger was a graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School and was a dairy farmer since 1938. He was the proprie- tor of Becker's Mountain Dairy, Inc., and the Dairy Deli. As a community minded in- dividual, Roger served on the Board of Directors at Cobles- kill Hospital in its infancy, the Board of Directors for the Bank of Richmondville as well as for 26 years at SUNY Cobleskill Board of Directors. He devoted himself for 53 years serving on the Cobleskill Fair Board and also the former Mechanics Ex- change Bank Board of Direc- tors. Roger was an active mem- ber of the Exchange Club of Cobleskill. He was also a mem- ber of the Zion Lutheran Church. Roger was predeceased by sons, Frank and Ronald Becker; his sisters, Harriet Knapp and Katie O'Neill; and his former wife, Harriet O'Brian Becker. Survivors include two sons, John Becker of Edgewater, FL, and Roger J. Becker; six grand- children, Frank Becker, Mat- thew Becker, Erin France, Casey Becker, Brendon Becker, and Elizabeth Zeh; and one great-grandson, Tyler France. Family and friends are in- vited to a period of visitation to be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Mere- ness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill. The fu- neral service will be private. Spring interment will be in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Cobleskill Agricul- ture Society, care of JoAnn Corsall, PO Box 249, Cobles- kill, NY 12043 or Exchange Club of Cobleskill, Inc., care of Doug Shaver, 332 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, NY 12092. Further information and the provision for online condo- lences may be found by visiting www.merenessputnamfune-

Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Feb. 28, 2013