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Obituary of Eleanore J. Becker


Eleanore J. Becker, 95, of Pleasantview Dr., Cortland, passed away on February 26, 2023 in the Guthrie Cortland Medical Center following a period of declining health.


She was born April 30, 1927 in Buffalo, a daughter of late John and Christine Schnaeman Yerge.

Eleanore dedicated her life to the needs of her family. She was a longtime and faithful communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Cortland.

Surviving is her son, Kevin J. Becker (David Edwards) of Cortland; four grandchildren, Michael (Brianne) Becker, Brad (Amanda) Becker, Dakota Becker and Danae (Jimmy) Souza; four great grandchildren, Vasilios and Stelios Souzas and Levi and Taylor Becker.

She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth V. Becker in 2007 and a son, Harold J. Becker in 2001.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, March 10, 2023 in St. Mary’s Church, Cortland. Interment in Sandhill Cemetery, Dresserville will be delayed until spring.

Memorial contributions and Mrs. Becker’s name may be directed to St. Mary’s Church, 59 N. Main St., Cortland, NY 13045.

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