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Marcel H. Becard


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Marcel H. Becard Obituary
Marcel H. Becard PEEKSKILL- Marcel H. Becard, 94, of Drum Hill and formerly of Saugerties and Athens died Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, at his residence with his faithful long term aid and friend Lawson Adjei by his side. Born Jan. 17, 1924 in Paris; he was the son of the late Emile and Florence Becard. A Veteran of the U.S. Army he served in World War II. As a Sargent First Class he served in the European Front and took part in the invasion of Normandy and liberation of France of which he was immensely proud. He attended Harvard University where he took classes in foremanship. He always had a deep interest in serving his community and served for several years as the Boy Scout Chairman for Greene County during the late 50’s. He worked for Marquette Cement company for over 30 years and was the Chairman of the New York State Safety Committee for Associated Industries and was instrumental in conducting safety clinics throughout New York State. He served as the President of the New York Eastern Mineral Aggregates Safety Council. After retiring from his work in safety, he continued his commitment to his community by returning to school and becoming the town assessor for Athens, N.Y. He was an avid gardener, stamp collector with a strong interest in history and politics. Survivors include a daughter, Madeleine and her husband Scott Weissman; daughter-in-law, Patricia Fodor; grandchildren, Hope Weissman and Demetrius Becard; and numerous nieces and nephews in France. Predeceased by his wife, Albine in 2010, and son, Marcel E. in 2005. His Service of remembrance will be held in the Spring at the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Corner of John and Lafayette Sts, Saugerties. Interment will follow with military honors in the Blue Mt. Cemetery. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family at Seamon WilseyFuneralHome.com
Published in the Daily Freeman on Feb. 11, 2018
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