Stanley L Becker
Born 1932 in Syracuse, NY
Died 12/18/2016


Stan was born in 1932 in Syracuse, NY, where he went to school, built a business, married, and raised his children. He was a graduate of Central High School, and though education was always important to Stan, he had to do a few things before he was able to return to his love of learning. Stan served in the Korean War and was discharged from the military as a Master Sergeant. He married Helen Rosenberg in 1957, and had three children, Steven, David and Jeannie. He also took over the tailoring shop his father bought in the 1950s and, over 30 years, grew it into the highly successful Genesee Cleaners that his son, Steven,
owns today. While you could usually find Stan at the front counter of Genesee Cleaners, he managed to find time to devote to his eclectic interests. He proudly succeeded in earning his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Syracuse University at the age of 56, after 13 years of classes. He was also an avid stamp collector and was eventually made an honorary member of the Syracuse Stamp Club. Stan is survived by his loving wife, Helen, his devoted children Steven (spouse Amy), David, and Jeannie (spouse Todd), his 6 wonderful grandchildren: Rachel, Nathaniel, Matthew, Maggie, Gabriel, and Melanie, as well as his beloved sister Gloria and her husband, Charlie Hoffman. Stan was a passionate supporter of Disabled War Veterans. The family would very much appreciate donations to this cause: Disabled Veterans National Foundation, 1020 19th St NW - Suite 475 - Washington, DC 20036,
Date of Death: December 18, 2016
Published in the in the Syracuse Post Standard from Dec. 21 to Dec. 25, 2016
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