Samuel Patrick Becker

Samuel Patrick Becker, 85, passed away in his home in Richland, Wash., on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010. Sam and his wife, Shirley, originally from Pewaukee, moved to the Tri-Cities, Wash., in 1994 to be near their children.

Sam was an avid sportsman and loved the outdoors. Some of his favorite times were spent perch fishing on Villard Pond in Washington and sharing stories with his fellow fishermen. Sam loved fishing throughout his life, with a real passion for ice fishing on Pewaukee Lake in Wisconsin. He also loved hunting with his dogs in his younger years. Sam spent his final years as an avid Seahawks and Mariners fan, with a continuing spot in his heart for the Green Bay Packers.

Sam was born and raised in Pewaukee, where he raised his family of five children and spent the majority of his adult life. He was a proud veteran of World War II, where he served as a paratrooper.

Sam was preceded in death by a son, Patrick; beloved wife, Shirley; and a sister, Janie Beno.

Sam will be sadly missed by his children, Daniel Becker (wife Claudia), Mary Becker, John Becker and Jean Garcia; grandchildren, Aaron and Wesley Becker and Naomi and Ben Garcia; great-grandchildren, Samantha and Trey Garcia; and other relatives and many friends.

His family would like to express appreciation for the great kindness and support provided by The Chaplaincy Hospice and his caregiver/ friend.

Memorial donations are requested to The Chaplaincy Hospice at 2108 W. Entiat Ave., Kennewick, WA 99336.