George Henry Becker Tuesday, October 10, 1944 - Wednesday, July 12, 2017

George Henry Becker, passed away on July 12, 2017, age 72 of Lansdowne. Born in Philadelphia and graduated from Olney High School class of 1962, he went on to attend and graduate from RCA Technical School for computer electronics. He served in the US Army during the Vietnam era, being stationed in Okinawa and attaining the rank of E4. He came back to the states and went to work with Honeywell for 4 years, then onto Westinghouse Elevator, until they were bought out by Shindler Elevator, in all he was employed in the elevator services department for 40 years, retiring on Sept. 1, 2012. George also liked to repair clocks of all kinds, tall and short case, mantles and cuckoos and the big clock in the tower at Bethany Evangelical Church. Mr. Becker was a member of Bethany Evangelical Church since 2000, where he served as Deacon and member of the Property Committee, he was also responsible for the upkeep of the clock in the clock tower. He was a member of the Local #5 IEUC, the Old Farts Railroad Club at Beatty Lumber, served as a mentor to the local Robotics Club and former member of the Lansdowne Boys Club. George also
participated with his brothers for over 3o years in racing in the Baja 1000 mile race every year. He was also very proud of the fact that he and his wife Cora sponsored 24 Foster Children and hosted many foreign exchange students over the years. George married his beloved wife Cora Lord on Sept. 28, 1968 and survives him, along with his many clocks that he acquired over the years. He is also survived by his children Susan E. (Eric) Norton of Wallingford, James G. (Leslie) Becker of Nashville, TN, Penny (Bo) Freire of Elverson and Steve Becker of Portland, OR, and their French children; Amelie, Adeline and Sandrine, and seven grandchildren, his brothers Donald of OK, Thomas of New York, and Bruce of Mohnton, PA, his
brother Carl predeceased him in 2010. Relatives and friends are invited to his calling Saturday, July 22nd, 9:00 to 10:30 AM in the Bethany Evangelical Church, 5 N. Concord Avenue, Havertown, PA 19083, followed by his memorial service at 10:30AM. Interment will be private. In Lieu of Flowers, please make donations in his memory to the Oncology Dept (Cancer Research) of Lankenau Hospital, 100 Lancaster Ave., Wynnewood, Pa 19096. Arrangements by Frank C. Videon Funeral Home, Broomall


George was a wonderful mentor to my son's robotics team. Such a giving person.   

Cora, our sincerest sympathies to you and your family. I've known George over 40 years and truely one of the most talented elevator man I've ever known. So sorry for your loss.

George was a spectacular person. Everyone should try and emulate themselves after him.   He will be dearly missed but certainly not forgotten. 

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.

With Deepest Sympathy,

Rich & Judy Messina

 

rest in peace Baja

Susan, Eric, Amy, CJ... Rev 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.

 

Corrie, my heart goes out to you with so many wonderful memories of you two smiling, greeting and spreading your love all around the church!  George will always be remembered with his big smile and big warm heart - what an honor to have met you both!

He surely will be missed by all, such a good man. Always thought of the family and friends. Would help you out if he was able. God bless you and your family Cora. I still remember so many times stopping by the house when the girls where young.