Mary Ann-Becker-Obituary

Mary Ann A. Becker

West Reading, Pennsylvania

1942 - 2021

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Mary Ann A. (Dykty) Becker Mary Ann A. (Dykty) Becker, 78, passed away during the late hours of Saturday, February 20, 2021, in her Reading residence. She was the wife of 24 years of Arthur Becker. Born in Reading on December 14, 1942, in St. Joseph’s Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna (Wojden) Dykty. She attended St. Mary’s Parochial School, 12th & Spruce Sts., Reading. A 1960 graduate of Wilson High School, West Lawn, she attended Penn State Berks Campus. Mary Ann was a member of the former St. Anthony of Padua Polish Catholic Church, Millmont, and became a member of St. John Baptist de la Salle Church upon the merger of the two churches. She began her career in high school and after graduation as a secretary to George Beard at State Auto Insurance Agency, Reading, achieving an agent’s license. After the birth of her children, she became a Tupperware Consultant under Hollenbush Parties, Orwigsburg, PA and Kissimmee Florida and continued for twenty-six years as a Tupperware manager. From 1992 through 2000, she was an operations manager for James Deichman/Raymond James Financial Services, Wyomissing. From 2000 until October 2015, she was employed by ParenteBeard Wealth Management, now known as Domani Wealth Management. She worked part-time for Dr. Cramp and Panache Deli. Mary Ann served as president of West Wyomissing PTA for two terms, president for two terms of the Sacred Heart Society, Sacred Heart Church, West Reading, and president of the Wyomissing Area Civic Club, treasurer of the GFWC Past President Club, and treasurer of the Polish American Heritage Association of Berks County. She was one of three Tupperware managers at Hollenbush Parties to introduce and launch the Tupperware Stack Cooker microwave cooking concept in the area. In addition to her husband, Art, she is survived by two children: son, Robert Joseph Englebach, spouse of Frank Kutryb, of Wyomissing Hills; and daughter, Marjorie Ann Haile, wife of David L. Haile, of Reading; one step-son, Scott M. Becker of Oceanside, CA; two grandchildren, Colleen Gray, wife of Colin Gray, of Wyomissing; and Josef Haile of Reading. One sister, Fran, wife of John Moore. She loved her German Shepherd, Hannah, and her cats, Kalum and Kitty. She enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening and going to the casino with Bob and Frank; she enjoyed hosting parties especially the swim parties for her children when they were young; her greatest joy was taking her grandchildren on trips to New York City, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Ocean City, NJ, and all “those history excursions.” A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, February 27, 2021, at 10 a.m. at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 420 Holland Street, Shillington, PA 19607. Burial will be in Forest Hills Memorial Park. Friends may call Thursday February 25, 2021, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc., West Reading. Contributions may be made to Polish American Heritage Association of Berks County, c/o Marilyn Wlazewski, 804 Gibraltar Road, Reading, PA 19606 or Animal Rescue League of Berks County, 58 Kennel Road, Birdsboro, PA 19508. Condolences may be expressed at www.kuhnfunerahomes.com.

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I worked with Mary Ann at Raymond James for several years. She was a joy to work with, always caring & hard working. She loved her family deeply & was a woman of strong faith. My heartfelt sympathy to Art & all Mary Ann’s family.

Our deepest sympathy to the Becker and Haile families. Luis thought the world of Mary Ann as he was able to provide transportation for the family on all those excursions. She was a wonderful person who loved her family deeply. She will be missed. May God bless you all in this difficult time.

I will miss you dear friend and remember all our exciting bus trips and especially Girls Night Out.
Love, Judy