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Horace W. Becker

Becker, Horace W.

Pittsford: Passed away on April 18, 2013 at age 89. Predeceased by his parents, Lawrence & Minnie Becker & sister, Betty Weit. He is survived by his loving wife of 68 years, Gloria; devoted children, Lester (Joan) Becker, Steven (Wende) Becker, June Becker; grandchildren, Carrie, Katie, Eric, Aaron, Alex, Andrew & Avery; great grandchildren, Tyler, Peyton, Brady, Jorja & Carter; brother, Bruce Becker. Horace joined what is now Xerox Corporation in 1958 as chief engineer and led the team that took the Xerox 914, the world's first plain-paper copier, from development into the product engineering phase and manufacturing. At the time of his retirement in 1988, Horace was Vice President of Xerox Research and Development. He is a former member of the Fuji-Xerox Board of Directors.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Donations may be made to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) http://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR/Walk-NY/Chapter-WesternNewYork4424?px=1353608&pg=personal&fr_id=2195 in his memory. To leave a message of condolence, visit:

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Published in Rochester Democrat And Chronicle on Apr. 21, 2013
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