GLOVERSVILLE - Mr. Burton E. Becker Jr., 82, formerly of Gloversville, passed away March 26, 2012, at Uihlein Living Center in Lake Placid, where he had been a resident for the past five years.
Born Jan. 17, 1930, in Gloversville, he was the son of the late Burton E. and Ruth Walter Becker Sr. He was educated in Mayfield schools and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.
Burt was in the floral business much of his life, working at Lohse Florist for about 15 years and the former Roy's Greenhouse in Gloversville, retiring upon their closing in the 1970s.
He also worked for a time at Grandoe Gloves, and Johnstown Knitting Mill. Mr. Becker was a former member of the VFW Post 2077 in Gloversville and the former Sacred Heart Church Social Club.
He is survived by his daughter Debra Ronnacer and her husband Steve of Bedford, N.H.; a sister, Marilyn "Micky" Lansing and her husband John of Lake Placid, nieces, nephews and cousins.
A funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 149 S. Main St., Gloversville. The family will receive friends prior to the Mass, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, NY 12078. Burial will be in Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield.
Expressions of sympathy in his memory may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit. Please visit the family online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.