Joseph Thomas Becker
Joseph Thomas Becker

August 4, 1928 - February 10, 2018
Born in Hazelton, PA
Resided in Lincoln University, PA
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Joseph “Joe” Thomas Becker, Jr., 89, of Lincoln University, PA and formerly of Windsor, CA passed away, surrounded by his family, on February 10, 2018.

Born in Hazelton, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph T., Sr. and Miriam (Gardner) Becker.

Joe worked in Sales in the Safety Equipment industry. He was a member of the Jaycees, enjoyed singing in the church choir and taught Sunday school.
He volunteered at the Kennett Senior Center, playing his guitar and driving people to appointments. Joe also enjoyed boating and water-skiing and hiking up
Mount Tamalpais when he lived in California.

He was the beloved husband for 67 years of Anne Rose (Hall) Becker; loving father of Linda Haldeman, Cheryl Dover, Joseph T. Becker, III and Paul W. Becker;
adoring grandfather of 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Also survived by his sisters and brother, Miriam Shields, Dorice Richers and Elmer Becker.

There will be a memorial service held on Friday February 16, 2018 at 11:00 AM in Willowdale Chapel in West Grove, PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

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Memorial Service
Willowdale Chapel
111 Marshall St
Kennett Square, PA , PA United States 19348
Friday, February 16, 2018
11:00 AM

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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
P.O. Box 5014
Hagerstown, MD United States 21741-5014
Though he would not share the news with the public for another seven years, Fox was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson's disease in 1991. Upon disclosing his condition in 1998, he committed himself to the campaign for increased Parkinson's research. The Michael J. Fox Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for Parkinson's disease through an aggressively funded research agenda and to ensuring the development of improved therapies for those living with Parkinson's today. Our team works tirelessly every day with one urgent goal in mind: Accelerating breakthroughs patients can feel in their everyday lives. We take pride in all our accomplishments so far. But ultimately we have only one definition of success: Scientific solutions that produce tangible improvements in patients' lives.