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Amy Becker

Media, Pennsylvania


May 13, 2020
Media, Pennsylvania


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Rigby Harting and Hagan Funeral Home - Media Obituary

Amy (Spencer) Becker, beloved wife, sister, aunt and friend, died May 13 at the Belvedere nursing home in Chester, after contracting the Covid19 virus. She was 68.
Born in Wynnewood, Mrs. Becker lived in the Philadelphia area most of her life. She was a graduate of Elizabethtown College. She loved to paint, play the piano and write poetry. She  worked as a caregiver for the elderly for more than two decades. A person of deep faith, she was a long-time member of Cornerstone Christian Church in Broomall.
The daughter of F. Gilman Spencer, a Pulitzer-prize winning journalist, and portrait artist Patricia (nee) Ballagh (both deceased), she is survived by her devoted husband Robert Becker of Media, her siblings, Blair Mergel, Gil Spencer, Jon Spencer, Isabel (Charlie) Spencer and her stepmother, Isabel Spencer. She leaves behind many adoring nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being handled by the Rigby Harting & Hagan Funeral Home in Media, Pa. A memorial service and celebration of Amy’s life is planned for this Fall. 
Please visit the funeral home’s website ( for more information or to leave a message or remembrance for the family.

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I am so deeply sorry to have to say farewell to my dear friend, Amy. We started out as college friends 50 years ago, and I'm so grateful we were able to keep in touch.
In recent years we've had long phone conversations on a very regular basis-quality talks that were enriching, loving and full of her deep and nurturing spirit and faith. And peppered with lots of giggling, of course!
To say that Amy made my life better is an understatement. I feel very fortunate to have known her...

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Amy was an extraordinary human being whose memory will be cherished by my entire family.
Because of her unlimited demonstrations of kindness and compassion she will be remembered as one of the most awesome individuals to sit on the planet.

adly I didnt really know Amy as an adult, we only saw each other at somber gatherings, the passing of my father being the most memorable.i was struck by how gentle, sweet and innocent she was, almost childlike in that innocence. I remember her mostly as a child, as Sue mentioned .... tons of cousins together one summer. Amy was the instigator of plays, Little Women comes to mind, i was sure she would be an actress or director or writer. She would also write and illustrate stories about...

I have a clear picture in my mind of Amys smile and the particularly attentive way she had of looking at the people she was with. She was so generous with her kindness, and I will always remember and be grateful for the love and caring support that she gave to her cousin (my sister) Tomi. Love and condolences to Bob and all of the Spencers.

Amy has been a bright and shining companion spirit over my lifetime. Her love for life, God, Bob, her family and friends, art, music, literature, writing, poetry and stories was always brimming, overflowing. I believe it is love that has carried her forward through this life and beyond. My heart grieves for her loss and I pray for Bob and her family. May Gods peace be present. May the music of her laugh remain.

Amy was a kind and caring person who always had a smile on her face. She had a deep love for her Lord and Saviour, you could see that in her daily life and her spirit. She was a good friend who will be greatly missed.

I went with Upland Baptist every month to take a worship service to Belvedere and Amy was always present . She always talked to me and was so sweet. I will miss seeing her.

Amy was one of the kindest women I ever met. I've known her through our love of Jesus and our church. Amy and I spent time in Media shopping in her favorite stores -- thrift shops and stores that sold inexpensive old fashion jewelry. But the greatest joy I shared with Amy was to be honored to type her memoir manuscript, all 350, doublespaced pages. I learned how amazing Amy really was and is. I pray the book giving God the greatest of glory will be published. It would be Inspirational...