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John R. "Jack" Becker

December 9, 1932 – August 6, 2019


Jack becker

John R. "Jack" Becker, 86, of Cary, passed away Tuesday, August 6, 2019.

Jack was born December 9, 1932 in the Bronx to the late Lt. Colonel West Becker and Kathlyn Harris Becker. He was a corporal in the US Marine Corps, serving his country in combat in Korea. He was a proud veteran and a lifetime member of the VFW. An avid sportsman, Jack played football, basketball, baseball and golf. After the Marines, Jack had a successful career at IBM, starting in the mail room and rising through the ranks before retiring after 35 years. Over the years, he helped many people, both personally and professionally but preferred to remain behind the scenes in his efforts. He loved a good joke, spending time with his family, and a nice cigar with a cocktail.

He was proceeded in death by his sisters Barbara Kennedy and Joan Gerhardt and his grandson, Austen Becker.

He is survived by his sister Constance Jennings of Southampton, PA; children Steven J. Becker of Ellicott City, MD, Kristin J. Becker of Cary, and Alison J. Becker of San Francisco; grandchildren Joshua Becker, Patrick Becker, and Cole Boster; and great-grandson Jaxon Becker.

The funeral service will be conducted at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.

Memorial gifts in his honor may be made to the Cary VFW in lieu of flowers.

Published in The News & Observer on Aug. 11, 2019

Jack Becker is presented his post coin by Post Chaplain Pete Stewart.



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