Garlick Funeral Homes

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Arthur Becker

March 4, 1948February 15, 2019

Arthur Becker age 70, beloved father and grandfather, passed away on February 15, 2019 after a brave battle with many illnesses. Mr.Becker was born on March 4, 1948 in Bronx, New York and was predeceased by his parents Max and Fay Becker. Arthur spent time in the Army Reserves before becoming a passionate ceramics teacher for the City of New York at Simon Baruch JHS 104 for most of his career, retiring in 2006. Arthur had a love for his grandmother Anna, friends, bowling, a great meal, movies, traveling to California, and especially spending time with his two daughters and grandchildren.

He is survived by his daughter Adrianne Ackley and her husband Dan; daughter Jennifer Malindretos and her husband Victor; grandchildren, Laney, Marly, and Jake; brother Stewart and wife Marlene and late brother Fred; as well as many beloved friends and family members.

A Graveside Service for Arthur will be held 11am Monday, February 18, 2018 at Rose Hills Memorial Garden, 101 Mill Street Putnam Valley, NY.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation at - https://www.kidney.org/donation


  • Graveside Service

    Monday, February 18, 2019


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Robyn Becker-Hutchinson

February 20, 2019

Uncle Arthur, I have so many memories of being a little girl going to the Bronx, running around Grandma Fay’s house. Seeing you, playing with Jennifer and Adrianne. I wish I could be back there just once and live it all over again. Rest in peace Arthur and tell my daddy how much I miss him.

Carmen Albelo

February 18, 2019

Growing up I was always pegged a problem child but Mr. Becker always encouraged me in every aspect, his question everything outlook made me want to focus and learn and even in ceramics, where encouraged and taught me patience and concentration...., always stood up for the underdog and greeted us with a smile, MY FAVORITE TEACHER STILL , thank you for all you have done! You will not be forgotten,...sleep in peace Mr.Becker!

Jacqueline Farmer

February 18, 2019

Mr. Becker was my ceramics teacher when i went to Simon Baruch JHS 104 in late 80's im 52 now. He was an amazing teacher, funny, passionate, caring and sweet....we need more teachers like Mr Becker...he will be missed...RIP now❤

christina velez

February 18, 2019

My deepest condolences to you and your family. I was a student of his back in 1999. Until recently when reminiscing about my years at Junior High School 104 he's one of the teachers that still gets brought up. A favorite to many. 💖
RIP Mr Becker

Jennifer Malindretos

February 18, 2019

Dad you will be missed by so many. Many you may not have known you had that big of an impact on. You touched so many lives between your years of teaching and just helping everyone you were loved by many. I love you and will miss you always.

Juanita Molina

February 17, 2019

Mr. Becker was an amazing man. He was my teacher from about 1993 -1996. He was so cool and taught me ceramics which is something that most poor kids would not have had the opportunity to learn about. He was very patient and had a sense of humor. I am now 37 years old and I will always remember his kind heart, humor,love of ceramics and creativity that he definitely instilled in me. I (my mom) still have all of my projects (rabbit, tug boat, frog, and a vase). I was so very blessed to have known him and he probably never knew that he helped me tap into my love of working and creating thing things with my hands.

Stewart & Marlene Becker

February 17, 2019

You've been a part of our lives and we know that you fought the good fight. ..may you find peace and comfort and wishing your loved ones the same...

Deena Sanders

February 17, 2019

I remember taking ceramics class with Mr. Becker...I was just about the only girl in that class, but I loved making things from clay. I learned a lot in that class and was treated equally, which was appreciated. Me and my mom still have many of the items that I (and my brother) made in his class. My condolences go out to his family...may he RIP.

Rosie Becker

February 17, 2019

Rosie Becker

February 17, 2019


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