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Brown-Wynne Funeral Home

200 Southeast Maynard Road, Cary, NC

OBITUARY

John R. "Jack" Becker

December 9, 1932August 6, 2019
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John R. Becker “Jack”, 86, of Cary, passed away Tuesday August 6, 2019.

Jack was born December 9, 1932 in the Bronx, New York to the late Lt. Colonel West Becker and Kathlyn Harris Becker. He was a Corporal in the US Marine Corps, serving his country in active combat in Korea. He was a proud veteran and was a lifetime member of the VFW. An avid sportsman, Jack played football, basketball, baseball and golf. After the Marines, Jack had a successful career at IBM, starting in the mail room and rising through the ranks before retiring after 35 years. Over the years, he helped many people, both personally and professionally but preferred to remain behind the scenes in his efforts. He loved a good joke, spending time with his family, a nice cigar and a cocktail.

He was proceeded in death by his sisters Barbara Kennedy and Joan Gerhardt, and his grandson Austen Becker.

He is survived by his sister Constance Jennings of Southampton PA; children Steven J. Becker of Ellicott City, MD, Kristin J. Becker of Cary, NC, and Alison J. Becker of San Francisco, CA; grandchildren Joshua Becker, Patrick Becker, and Cole Boster; great-grandson Jaxon Becker.

The funeral service will be at 11:00 am Tuesday August 13, 2019 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home in Cary.

Memorial gifts in his honor may be made to the Cary VFW in lieu of flowers.

Services

  • Memorial Service Tuesday, August 13, 2019

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John McCabe

August 12, 2019

Betty Perry

August 10, 2019

Steven, Kristin and Alison...When your family moved to North Carolina, I had the pleasure of working with Jack as his secretary at IBM Research Triangle Park. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

Kerri Jennings

August 9, 2019

Dear sweet, funny, incredulous Uncle Jack,

Though we lived far apart, you were very much present and vibrant in our lives through the fond stories Mom would tell us of your growing up together. How she loved you made us love you from afar. From suffering from sun poisoning together (quite a funny story actually), to family holidays, to the fear of your going off to war and the joy of you coming home...there was no question how special you were. And of course when we did visit you had that big personality, that evident love of having fun, and the great laugh that was so reminiscent of Grandma Kay's. Thank you for the extra care you took in making my trip to Japan so much more special and memorable by reaching out to your dear friends the Tanaka's who welcomed me into their home like family and were such an influence in my having so many great memories for me in that trip. They too loved and admired you. As of course did Alison, Kristy and Stephen, and your love for them will shine on in all they do. It was so fun to see you adore your grandchildren - to see that playfulness and joy in photos that only youth seems to ignite in the tough guys from New York. And I will always be grateful for the time we spent speaking in the hospital while Aunt Ba was sadly leaving us. The words you shared were honest, loving and admirable. I will remember them forever, as we will all remember you...with a smile through the heartache, and a love that will remain always. Give our love to Kay, West, Joan, Ba, Austin, Joan, Kevin & Jane...and until we meet again, may God hold you all in the palm of his hand.

Connie Jennings

August 9, 2019

My “Big Bubba” always in my heart- always my buddy- such
Fond memories- will love you
Always! Will always think of
You when making Mom’s stuffing!

Maryann Brannan

August 9, 2019

Eight years of a beautiful friendship. Rest In Peace my Love.

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