Patricia A. Becker, 79, mother of five, cat lover, enjoyed spending time with her family

By on August 2, 2017

Patricia A. “Pat” Becker, 79, of Manheim passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community, Manheim.

Born Jan. 18, 1938 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Homer C. and Mary I. Long Zong. She was the loving wife of Marlin E. “Skip” Becker Jr.; they wed June 2, 1958, and shared 59 years, one month of marriage. Pat enjoyed her cats, baking, and cooking. She loved to spend time with her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four children: Jena, wife of John Herdwig, of East Petersburg; David, husband of Anna Becker, of Manheim; James Becker of Lancaster; and Jennifer Becker of East Petersburg; six grandchildren: Anthony, husband of Theresa Doster; Jacob, husband of Michelle Doster, Colleenia; Joseph Jr.; Andrew; and Rhiannon; five great-grandchildren: Neka, Allison, Kylee, Lucas, and Brooklyn; and a brother: Gary, husband of Marilyn Zong, of Lititz.

She was preceded in death by a son: Marlin E. Becker III; and a sister: Phyllis Bixler.

Services were held Aug. 2 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment was in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Township.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Pat’s memory to Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community, 3026 Mount Hope Home Road, Manheim, PA 17545.

The family wants to thank the caregivers of Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community for their love and care of Pat throughout the last four years.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was in charge of the arrangements.

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