82, passed away in his sleep on April 1, 2014, in Pleasanton, CA. He was born on August 4, 1931 to Russell and Marie (Quinn) Becker in Omaha, NE. On February 13, 1954, he married Lois Jean "Jeannie" Becker at Mission San Gabriel in California. He graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1958. Russ and Jeannie formerly resided in Oakmont in Santa Rosa. Survivors include his daughter Janet (Kyle) Hemmig of Livermore, CA, his son Gregory (Bonnie) Becker of Culver City, CA, grandson Chad Austin Hemmig, sister Virginia Becker of Windsor, CA, and brother Anthony Becker of Carlsbad, NM. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Steve Becker, and his brother Charles Becker. A time of gathering will be held on Monday, April 14, 2014, at 11 a.m. at the Graham-Hitch Mortuary, 4167 First St., Pleasanton, CA, 94566 with a reception to follow. As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers memorial donations be made in Russ's name to Jack London State Historic Park. 2400 London Ranch Rd., Glen Ellen, CA 95442.
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Published Online in the Press Democrat from Apr. 11 to Apr. 14, 2014