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Becher, Paul
1934 - 2018
Paul Ronald Becher, age 83, of Dublin, passed away Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Paul was born and raised in Columbus, son of the late Charles and Irene Becher. He was also preceded in death by his siblings Dottie Ketcham, Joan Manley, and Robert Becher. Paul graduated from North High School, Columbus, Class of 1952. He went on to attend The Ohio State University, graduating with the Class of 1956. While at OSU, Paul was in ROTC and was an active member of Sigma Chi fraternity. Following OSU, Paul served with the U.S. Air Force as a Captain. Paul began his long and successful career with Charles E. Merrill Publishing Company where he became Executive Vice President. He continued his career and retired as Chief Financial Officer at Vision Service Plan of Central Ohio. Paul was Chairman of the Board of Vision Center, and longtime First Community Church Member where he was active and enjoyed Couples Circle 40. He enjoyed coaching girl's softball for 6 years with the Upper Arlington Parks and Recreation at Northam Park. He enjoyed playing golf, tennis, platform tennis, baseball and was a talented artist. Paul was an extraordinary man. He was kind, intelligent, outgoing and fun-loving. Above all else, Paul was a family man who enjoyed nothing more than spending time with his family. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife, Leitsa Becher; daughters, Lori Short and Lynne Bir; grandchildren, Ashley, Natalie and Brooke Bir and Sarah and Jason Short; sisters-in-law, Katina Glaser and Rita Graham; nieces and nephews; and other extended family members and dear friends. The family would like to express sincere gratitude to the kind staff at Sunrise of Dublin, and Capital City Hospice. Family will receive friends from 4-7 P.M. Friday, February 16, 2018 at SCHOEDINGER NORTHWEST CHAPEL, 1740 Zollinger Rd. A memorial service will be held at 2:00pm Saturday, February 17, 2018 at First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd. Rev. James Long officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the , Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43215, or to First Community Church, 1320 Cambridge Blvd., Columbus, Ohio 43212, or to the . To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 9, 2018
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