William W. Becker

July 4, 2012  

William W. Becker, 83, of Patty Street, died Tuesday morning, July 3, at Lewis County General Hospital. 

A graveside service with military honors will be held 2:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7, in St. Peter's Cemetery, New Bremen with the Rev. Mr. Ronald Pominville officiating. A gathering at the Croghan American Legion will immediately follow the graveside service, and all are welcome. There will be no calling hours. 

Arrangements are with Iseneker Funeral Home, Lowville.

rn Aug. 23, 1928, in Lowville, a son of the late Louis J. and Marion Walter Becker, he attended Lowville Academy and left school to join the Navy. He served from November 1945 until his honorable discharge in October 1947.   

He married Louise Stoddard on Dec. 21, 1947, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church rectory with the Rev. Francis Kearney officiating. 

The couple owned and operated the Hotel Hendel, Lyons Falls, during the 1950s. Bill was a deputy sheriff in Lyons Falls from 1958 to 1964, moving to New Bremen, owning and operating the Crystal View Hotel during the 1960s. He and his son-in-law, Gary Bush, then purchased Double B Contracting, and operated the business until his retirement in 1982. Mrs. Becker died July 4, 2002. The business is now run by the couple's daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Gary Bush, New Bremen, and their two sons.

Mr. Becker was a communicant of St. Peter's Oratory, New Bremen; BPOE #1605, Lowville Lodge, Beaver River Memorial Post #1663, American Legion. 

He was a former member and Chief of the Lyons Falls Fire Department and a Charter Member of the New Bremen Fire Department.

Bill enjoyed woodworking, fishing and spending time with his family. 

Surviving are three children and their spouses, Linda and Gary Bush, New Bremen, Brenda Becker Kelly, Bainbridge, N.Y., and William J. and Ann Becker, Lowville; a brother and sister-in-law, David and Mary Ann Becker, New Bremen; six grandchildren, a great-grandson and several nieces, nephews and cousins.  

He was predeceased by his wife, Louise; by two sisters, Lois Bolivar and Jean Ogden.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the New Bremen Fire Department, 8154 State Rte. 812, Lowville, NY 13367, Croghan Ambulance Fund, 6855 Fire Hall Street, Croghan, NY 13327 or Lewis County Humane Society, P. O. Box 682, Lowville, NY 13367.

Condolences may be made online at www.isenekerfuneralhome.com.

Information provided by Iseneker Funeral Home of Lowville and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.