Allegany, NY Ann L. Becker, 79, of 157 W. Main St. died Tuesday (October 1, 2019) at her home, having passed peacefully in the presence of her family, to her Heavenly Father.
Born August 24, 1940 in Allentown, PA she was the daughter of Charles and Mildred Fritzinger White. On June 2, 1962 in Slatington, PA she married Edwin F. Becker who survives.
Ann was a graduate of Slatington High School and worked at various jobs during her career. After moving to Allegany with her husband, she received her certification in childcare at Jamestown Community College. She worked at the Motherhouse in Allegany, then for several years worked for Olean Child Care Development as the head teacher in the baby room. She always loved crafts and ceramics and for a period of time operated Becker's Ceramics from her home.
She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Olean. For 16 years she, along with her husband Ed, operated a youth group from St. John's Lutheran Church in Allegany. In addition to her service to her faith community, and her love for her family, she loved cooking, baking and doing ceramics. She adored her cats Bandit and Benny.
In addition to her husband with whom she enjoyed 57 years of marriage are 4 children Robin (Dave Shubert) Chandler of Allegany, Lori (David) Bowers of Slatington, PA, Timothy Becker of Phoenix, AZ and Susan Feldbauer of Great Valley; 7 grandchildren Sonya, Matthew, Alisha, Tiffany, Heather, Catherine and Kelsey; a sister-in-law Sandy White of Slatington, PA and many nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by a granddaughter Moriah on February 9, 1988 and 2 brothers James White and Ernest White.
Friends will be received for a memorial visitation on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home, 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. A memorial service will be held Saturday (October 5, 2019) at 11:00am at the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Rev. Derek Cheek, pastor, will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church, 419 Laurens St, Olean, NY 14760 or to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.