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Ralph W. Becker Sr.

BENNINGTON - Ralph W. Becker Sr., 77, died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, at Crescent Manor Care Center in Bennington.

He was born April 15, 1935, in Bennington, the son of Franklin Becker and Fannie (Harrington) Becker Moon.

He received his education in Bennington.

He married the former Patricia Lucille Lane on July 2, 1955.

In earlier years, he was in the logging business and for many years was employed at the Union Carbide Corporation, retiring in 1992.

He was a former member of the Bennington Moose Lodge.

He enjoyed stock car racing and in earlier years, deer hunting.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Becker of Bennington; five sons, Ralph Becker Jr., Barry Becker, and Kurtis Becker, all of Bennington, Jeffery Becker of Panton, and Eric Becker of Shaftsbury; five grandchildren; two step-grandsons, a great-grandchild, two step-great-grandchildren; an uncle, and several nieces and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister Reaha Bouchard.

The funeral will be held from the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at 11 a.m.

Friends may call at the Mahar and Son Funeral Home on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

The burial will take place in the Waite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Second Chance Animal Shelter through the office of the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.

Published in Rutland Herald on Dec. 7, 2012
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