1923 – 2016

LIVERMORE — Wallace Eleazer Becker, 92, a resident of Livermore, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 3, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Aug. 23, 1923, in Red Bank, N.J., the son of Eleazer Becker and Virginia (Dumont) Becker. He was a graduate of Red Bank Regional High School. Wallace enlisted in the Coast Guard at the age of 17, serving during World War II. He was stationed on Mackinac Island, Mich., and, during a train trip into the city, he met and fell in love with Viola Bahrke. They were married on Dec. 16, 1944, in Alpena, Mich., and have celebrated 71 years together.

He owned and operated Wally’s TV & Repair business in Red Bank, N.J., prior to going to work for Sears Roebuck as a technician in Middletown, N.J., retiring in 1985. Wallace was born and raised in New Jersey, and he and Viola built their own home there and raised their family there as well. They relocated to Maine in 2003 and enjoyed the tranquility of their new home, Shady Farm in Livermore.

Wallace was a life member of the VFW in Middletown, N.J., and the American Legion in Waterville. He enjoyed fishing, camping, tinkering with electronics and making his own brands of Shady Farm Wine.

He is survived by his wife, Viola Becker of Livermore; daughters, Wanda Kobischen and husband, Eric, of Wilton, Charlotte McKennon and husband, Thomas, of San Carlos, Calif.; sons, Danny Becker and wife, Joan, of Haverhill, Mass. and Kevin Becker of Livermore; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was predeceased by his parents, Virginia and Lee Becker; and his brother, Joseph Becker. Messages of condolence may be sent to: www.finleyfuneralhome.com.

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