Roger F. Becker
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Cobleskill Agriculture Society
    c/o JoAnn Corsall PO Box 249
    Cobleskill, NY 12043
  • In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to:
  • Exchange Club of Cobleskill, Inc.
    c/o Doug Shaver 332 Caverns Road
    Howes Cave, NY 12043

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“I always loved you! ”
1 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda O'Neill/Gates - x - x

“You were loved by many, considered a friend to all and will forever live in our memories as a dairy farmier who supplied milk to many growing...Read More »
2 of 25 | Posted by: Brenda - xxxxxxxxxx, NY

“Roger has always been a special person for me. He was always around as a family friend on Myers Road. I hold his memory dear and appreciate his...Read More »
3 of 25 | Posted by: Karen Myers Peckham

“I just found out that Roger has passed away. He was a good friend and a good listener. About 38 years ago we sat one afternoon and talked for 45...Read More »
4 of 25 | Posted by: Sandy Miller - Citra, FL

“It's March 7th, and I have just received news of Roger's passing. My family and I are greatly saddened by the news. Roger was a good friend to us...Read More »
5 of 25 | Posted by: Yvonne Capobianco - Albany, NY

“The community has lost a friend. He was a farmer, a business person, a contributor to worthy causes, an educator, and a friend to all. He had a...Read More »
6 of 25 | Posted by: Robert Mcguire - Milton,, DE

“I am very sorru to hear about the loss of Roger. ”
7 of 25 | Posted by: Gary Hayes - Middleburgh, NY

“Mr. B., as I called him when I helped paint Dari-Deli and then worked there for him, was a great friend, not only to me, but to my parents and...Read More »
8 of 25 | Posted by: Lenny Wallace - Jacksonville, FL

“To the Becker Family, So many memories from the "old days" on the farm. Sitting on the back stoop eating strawberry ice cream. Swimming in the...Read More »
9 of 25 | Posted by: Kelly Snyder Sperbeck - NY

“Sad to hear of Mr. Becker's passing...he was a true gentleman in every meaning of the word...a sweet man who would treat you with kindness and...Read More »
10 of 25 | Posted by: Tia Proper Coleman - FL

“Bucky, John and Family So sad to hear of Roger's passing. Roger was a well respected person in our Community. My first contact with your Dad was...Read More »
11 of 25 | Posted by: Allaln & Nancy Tillapaugh

“My thoughts and prayers are with "Buck" and the family. Our family lived just down the road and I worked many summers on the farm. Roger was a...Read More »
12 of 25 | Posted by: Rich Hadsell - Hampton, VA

“Peace to you and the family during this difficult time of loss. ”
13 of 25 | Posted by: Pete and Penny Lushkevich - NY

“Our sincere condolences to the family. We will always remember Roger with a smile. He will truly be missed. ”
14 of 25 | Posted by: Barbara Acheson

“Bucy and john and family.we were so sad to hear of roger passing.our thoghts and prayer are with you.i was so happy to see him this summer at the...Read More »
15 of 25 | Posted by: MaryAnn Allen Storm - NY

“We're sorry to hear of your loss, Dennis worked for Roger for 7 years at the Dairy Milk Plant, as a plant manager. We were always glad to see Roger...Read More »
16 of 25 | Posted by: Dennis and Debbie Tilison - NY

“It is with great sorrow that I write this , Roger was a very good friend of our family. He will be greatly missed. Bucky you have my sincere sympathy...Read More »
17 of 25 | Posted by: Beckie Guernsey Lacroix

“What a long and active life Roger lived, it was a life well lived. His devotion to the community will be missed as he was so involved for many years...Read More »
18 of 25 | Posted by: Janice Rjaca - Speculator, NY

“My condolences to "buck" and the becker family. Roger will be deeply missed. ”
19 of 25 | Posted by: Herb Van Natten Jr - Cobleskill, NY

“My condolences to the family. I will remember Roger with a smile. Peaceful journey. ”
20 of 25 | Posted by: Susan Singer - Mountain View, MO

“Mr.Becker was a very special man,kind,loving,giving and never forgot who you were.He will greatly missed by us. God Bless his family and so sorry to...Read More »
21 of 25 | Posted by: bob and connie costello - NY

“Deepest sympathy to you all. He will be greatly missed by all in the community. Clifford and Beverly Jock ”
22 of 25 | Posted by: Beverly Jock - Warnerville, NY

“My sincere condolences to you all. ”
23 of 25 | Posted by: Sharon Aernecke Aitchison - NY

“I'm so sorry to hear of Rogers passing. My first day of work at Dairy Deli was memorable because of Roger. He came into the store, said good...Read More »
24 of 25 | Posted by: Gail Benson - York, ME

“So sorry to hear of his passing...I knew him all of my life. I have fond memories of our milk being delivered from Mountain Dairy and Dairy Deli,...Read More »
25 of 25 | Posted by: Kay Thorington - Rogersville, TN

Cobleskill- Roger F. Becker, 94, of Myers Road, died Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness.

Born December 29, 1918 at the Schuyler Lake Farm in Cobleskill, he was the son of Frank S. and Matilda (Van Deusen) Becker.

Roger was a graduate of the former Cobleskill Central School and was a dairy farmer since 1938. He was the proprietor of Becker's Mountain Dairy Inc., and the Dairy Deli.

As a community minded individual, Roger served on the Board of Directors at Cobleskill Hospital in its infancy, the Board of Directors for the Bank of Richmondville as well as for 26 years at SUNY Cobleskill Board of Directors. He devoted himself for 53 years serving on the Cobleskill Fair Board and also the former Mechanics Exchange Bank Board of Directors. Roger was an active member of the Exchange Club of Cobleskill.

He was also a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.

Roger was predeceased by his sons: Frank and Ronald Becker; his sisters: Harriet Knapp and Katie O'Neill, and his former wife, Harriet O'Brian Becker.

Survivors include his two sons: John Becker of Edgewater, FL, and Roger J. Becker; six grandchildren: Frank Becker, Matthew Becker, Erin France, Casey Becker, Brendon Becker, and Elizabeth Zeh; and one great-grandson: Tyler France.

Family and friends are invited to a period of visitation to be held from 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill. The funeral service will be private. Spring interment will be in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Cobleskill Agriculture Society, care of JoAnn Corsall, PO Box 249, Cobleskill, NY 12043 or Exchange Club of Cobleskill, Inc., care of Doug Shaver, 332 Caverns Rd., Howes Cave, NY 12092.

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