Rolland L. BeckerNovember 08,2013
Rolland L. BeckerRolland L. Becker
BENNINGTON ó Rolland Lewis Becker, 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at the Berkshire Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 16, 1930, in Bennington, the son of Elbert and Caroline (Stratton) Becker. He received his education in Bennington.
On July 4, 1953, he married the former Barbara Mattison at St. Peterís Episcopal Church in Bennington. She died Feb. 4, 2010.
In earlier years, he was employed at Coopers Machine, and for 27 years he was employed as a lathe operator at Bijur Lubricating Company, retiring in 1993.
He enjoyed the outdoors and hunting.
Survivors include three sons: Kevin L. Becker and Craig M. Becker, both of Bennington, and Clifford R. Becker of Hoosick Falls, N.Y.; three grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at 11 a.m. from the Shaftsbury United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Richard McSherry and Kenneth Coonradt, officiating.
Burial will be in White Chapel Cemetery.
Friends may call at the church Saturday, Nov. 9, from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Southwestern Vermont Regional Cancer Center and/or the Dialysis Unit at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center, through the Mahar and Son Funeral Home, 628 Main St., Bennington, VT 05201.
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Scientists call for more research on the temporal and lasting effects of nuclear fallout on plants and animals in proximity to Japan’s Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power station where changes at the molecular level were found.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: On this day in 410 CE, Visigoths sack Rome and it isn't the first time, either; in 1859, Titusville, Pa., the first commercially viable oil well comes in; in 1918, the only World War I battle fought on U.S. soil in Nogales, Ariz.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: Archaelogists uncover artifacts proving that late neolithic Egyptians, pre-dating the Pyramids of Giza, practiced mummification to prepare their dead for the afterlife, far earlier than presupposed.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE:Chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing that pollute ground water and the air we breathe come under scrutiny by researchers who find at least eight fracking chemicals toxic to mammals.
- TODAY'S WEATHER MINUTE: The craze for Omega-3 fatty acids as a dietary supplement in its most popular form, fish oil, has led to depletion of fish stocks in oceans throughout the world. Is this the beginning of the total collapse of global fisheries?
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Suspects arrested in Killington bear death, Bryanna Allen and Kevin O'Connor report along the Back to School front, Rutland Plywood site remains an active fire scene as debris continues to smolder.