Richard Becker Sr.

Mr. Richard “Rick” Becker Sr., 61, of Dillenbeck Road, Palatine Bridge, New York, died Wednesday, April 17, 2013, at St. Mary’s Healthcare of Amsterdam.

Born on September 12, 1951, in Herkimer, N.Y., he was the son of Delbert Becker and Elizabeth “Betty” Krutz Becker. He attended Canajoharie High School and was a lifetime resident of Palatine Bridge.

Mr. Becker was partner in Becker’s Auto Salvage Inc.

Rick enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandson. He also enjoyed playing cards and watching racing.

Mr. Becker is survived by his parents, Del and Betty Becker; son, Ricky and Sherry Becker Jr.; grandson, Bryson Becker, who was his pride and joy; brother, Skip and Brenda Becker; and nephew, DJ Becker, all of Palatine Bridge, N.Y.; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A memorial service will be announced by the family at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home Inc., 20 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Richard Becker Sr. may be made to the Ayres Memorial Animal Shelter Inc., 133 Hilltop Road, Sprakers, NY 12166.

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