Daniel M. Becker passed away unexpectedly on December 25, 2020, at the age of 53. He was predeceased by his father, Charles F. Becker and his brother-in-law, Jeffrey Wray. He is survived by his soulmate and wife of 25 years, Sharon; his mother Rita Becker (late Charles), his siblings, Janice (late Jeffrey) Wray, JoAnne (Kevin) Becker and Ronald (Wanda) Becker; his nieces and nephews, Joshua and Jacob Wray, Joel (Katy) Bassam and Jessi Bassam, Douglas (Caylin) Russo, Mary and Diana Munro, Matthew Guerra, Kimberly and Leah Abraham; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pamela (Duncan) Munro, Daniela (Jeff) Hautzinger, Abrinar Guerra, Vinood (Pam) Abraham, Sands Abraham, and Avery Abraham.
Dan was born on May 6, 1967 in Rochester, NY. He graduated from RIT with a major in Audio Visual Production and Communication. He went on to work at Marriott International where he met Sharon, in 1993. Sharon and Dan moved around the country with the company, creating memories filled with adventure while meeting many cherished friends along the way. Dan most recently worked with Capital One in Mclean, VA.
One of Dan’s passions was music. Those who were lucky enough to get to know him would realize he was an aficionado. He had an impressive ability to name the artist and title of a song in the first few notes. His love of music carried over into playing the drums and going to many concerts.
His talents didn’t stop at music -- he was also a voracious reader and talented writer. He was known as the story teller of the family because Dan could lighten any mood with his sense of humor. He always made his family and friends laugh with his blend of comedy and precise timing.
Dan had a way with animals, a legendary pet whisperer and fur dad to two cats, Iggy (named after Iggy Pop) and Stella.
The adventurer in Dan also loved to travel. He and Sharon were planning to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a getaway next year.
Dan was an active person who enjoyed walking the Virginia trails and, this year, surpassed his goal of 2 million steps. He was also a devoted sports fan of the Washington Nationals and the Buffalo Bills.
Above all else, Dan cherished, more than anything, precious time with his family and friends who will miss him dearly. He was a gentle, kind and selfless soul loved by all who were blessed to have called him friend.
There will be a private service for family only.
Family prefers that donations be made to the links below instead of flowers