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YORK Clair J. "Pappy" Becker, 73, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2012, at 1:05 p.m. at York Hospital. He was the husband of Sally M. (Hawkes) Kopp Becker with whom he celebrated their 13th wedding anniversary on November 13, 2011. Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. on Saturday at Workinger-Semmel F.H. & Crematorium, Inc., 849 E. Market St., York, with the service to follow at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Dr. E. Gordon Ross, pastor of St. John (Sadler's) Lutheran Church in Stewartstown, will officiate with burial to follow in Zion UM Cemetery. The family requests casual attire. Mr. Becker was born April 21, 1939, in York County and was the son of the late John and Myrtle (Shroll) Becker. He was a mechanic at Jim's Auto Body Shop for 15 years and then a heat treater at Osram Sylvania for 38 years. He was an Orioles fan and loved nature, animals and auto racing. Mr. Becker is survived by his wife; a daughter, Jill Becker of Columbia; a son, Chad Becker of York; a grandson; four sisters; four stepchildren, Ronald Kopp, Vickie Brenneman, Shari Fogle, and Ryan Kopp all of York; five step grandchildren; and six step great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three daughters, Barbara, Kathy and Debra; and a stepdaughter, Barbara Kopp. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail N., York, PA 17402. www.workinger-semmel.com
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Oct. 11, 2012
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