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April 11, 2019

James F. Becker

James F. Becker, 60, of rural Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday evening, April 7, 2019, at his home.

Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral today, Thursday, April 11, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc.,, Williamsburg. Pastor Elizabeth Hess will officiate.

James was born on Oct. 3, 1958, in Coatesville, son of the late Joseph A. Sr. and Audene L. (Robinson) Becker.

He married Nancy J. Saylor on July 17, 1982, at Yellow Springs Lutheran Church, rural Williamsburg.

Surviving are his beloved wife of 36 years; a daughter, Ashley J. Becker, and a son, James R. Becker, both of rural Williamsburg; four sisters: Sandi (David) Hogge and Pamela (Wayne) Steinfieldt, both of West Palm Beach, Florida, Mary (Mark) Carter of Marshville, North Carolina, and Robin (Dennis) Vandevander of rural Tyrone; and two brothers: Joseph A. Jr. of Black Forest, Germany, and A. Samuel ("Sis") of Williamsburg.

Jim was a 1978 graduate of Williamsburg High School.

He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving active duty from 1978 until 1982 and then two years in the Army Reserves, attaining the rank of Specialist 4th Class.

After serving his country, Jim began working at Edgemate Inc. in Roaring Spring, where he worked for four years. He then decided to join his father-in-law on their family farm in rural Williamsburg, where he worked for the next eight years. Jim then returned to Edgemate Inc., working for an additional 23 years, before needing to retire because of health reasons.

He loved spending time with his family and also enjoyed hiking, hunting, fishing, reading, gardening, canning and cutting firewood.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jim can be given to the Williamsburg Ambulance Club, P.O. Box 94, Williamsburg, PA 16693.


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