William G. Becker, of Perry Rd., N. Java, died Monday November 5, 2018 in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, at the age of 81.
He was born August 3, 1937 in the Town of Sheldon, New York a son of the late Sylvester and Gertrude (nee Fontaine) Becker. He was a 1954 graduate of Attica High School and served in the U.S. Army in 1955. He was a member of St. John Neumann Church, Sheldon and was a trustee of the former St. Patrick's Church, Java Center.
He was a bus contractor for 58 years, having owned and operated William G. Becker & Sons Bus Service in North Java. He was a member of the American Legion, North Java Fire Co., East Aurora Moose Lodge #370 and enjoyed playing cards, country music and beer.
He is survived by his wife - Alice (nee McNulty) Becker whom he married in St. Patrick's Church on July 2, 1960; children - Margaret (Paul) Grenauer of East Amherst, Brian W. (Donna Kozlowski) Becker of N. Java, Kevin W. (Diane) Becker of N. Java, Michael W. (Joelle) Becker of N. Java; a sister - Anne Schuessler of N. Java; six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers - Bernard, Raymond and Richard Becker.
Friends may call Thursday November 8, 2018 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at W. S. Davis Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Main St., Arcade. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday November 9, 2018 at 11 am in St. John Neumann Church, 991 Centerline Rd., Sheldon. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Java Center.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the North Java Rescue Squad, 4274 Route 98, N. Java, NY 14113.
Thanks for getting our generation of students to school safely and our children's generation to school safely all those years.Thanks for being a good neighbor. You did a great job all around. We will miss you AND your horn blowing.
Patrick and Linda George - Friday November 09, 2018 via Condolence Message
Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family at this time. We. are so sorry for your loss. He was such an incredible man.
Nancy Brittain - Thursday November 08, 2018 via Condolence Message
The special thing about growing up where we did and when we did, was our life long friendships, with friends and their parents and family's. Even if you do not see them as much, they are still in our thoughts and prayer.
The life events from: Church Auctions to Snowmobiling to Bee Becker's Lake and Schurr's cabin, to snow days and being upset Attica was closed and Holland wasn't. All come rushing back with smiles and grand memories.
Bill and Alice were a part of those happy memories and of course all of you: Brian, Kevin, Mike, and Peggy.
Thank you for letting us share your family throughout the years, the laughter and stories and that sly little grin when he was telling those stories will stay with us forever.
The biggest honor we can give to someone that has passed, is to make a part of their "nature", yours. I will carry forward a story or two to tell, like when he would come to Beaver Hollow to unlock Mr Snyder's Car due to the keys being locked in it (Again).
In that way they are never really gone, they are just waiting for us.
Dennis and Brenda Kohl
Dennis and Brenda Kohl - Thursday November 08, 2018 via Condolence Message
Dear Mike and Family, We are so sorry to hear this sad news. Always remember that his legacy will live on for many generations through all you and your kids. We know it is never easy to lose someone you love very much but celebrate his life and it will help mend your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with all you.
Barry & Sharon True - Thursday November 08, 2018 via Condolence Message
Please accept my condolences. Bill was such a great soul. Many years ago when I was a Trooper assigned to the Warsaw barracks Bill was such a great friend, always welcoming, supportive and helpful. He was a kind of mentor for me, showing me such wisdom in his view of the world. He was one of those people that made small communities a great place to live. Rest In Peace my friend.
Tim Talley - Thursday November 08, 2018 via Condolence Message
So sorry to hear this He was a great guy and will be missed by all. I’m sure he and John are enjoying a cold one!
Christine Krzeminski - Wednesday November 07, 2018 via Condolence Message
May God give you peace and comfort during your time of loss. May He also fill your heart and thoughts with the wonderful memories that Bill was as a father, husband and a friend who touched many lives.
The Slocum family - Wednesday November 07, 2018 via Condolence Message
Our deepest sympathies to the Becker family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The Wilcox Family - Wednesday November 07, 2018 via Condolence Message
So sorry for your loss. What a wonderful nice man. I can't tell you how many times he has helped our family. May he rest in peace.
Janice Richardson - Tuesday November 06, 2018 via Condolence Message
He was a strong supporter of the community and country. He shared himself with his community and gave back. His kind is in short supply he will be missed
John McCormick - Tuesday November 06, 2018 via Condolence Message