Edward A. Becker, Jr.
September 22, 2018
Died on September 22, 2018, age 90 years. Preceded in death by his parents, Edward A. Becker, Sr. and Marie Becker; brothers, William C. Becker and Paul V. Becker; sister, Helen M. Boring. He is survived by his nieces and nephews: Gregory Becker, Steven Becker, Daniel Becker, Duane Becker, Douglas Becker, Dennis Becker, Donald Becker, Diane LeKwai, and Debra Martin. Also survived by his many friends at Immanuel Courtyard and Village. For 34 years Ed was a commercial artist and fashion illustrator for Brandeis and Younkers Dept. Stores. Over 100,000 of his drawings were featured in Omaha World Herald advertisements. He was a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, and of the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. His many civic and cultural contributions included being a reader for Radio Talking Books, volunteering at the Omaha Children’s Museum, singing with the Voices of Omaha for over 35 years at its annual performance of Handel’s Messiah, and supporting Opera Omaha and the Omaha Symphony. For more than 50 years he was a lector and cantor at St. Cecilia Cathedral Church in Omaha, and a member of the Cathedral Choir, which included a memorable time singing before Pope John Paul II in Rome.
VISITATION: Thursday, September 27th from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, September 28th at 11:15am at St. Cecilia Cathedral. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: Friday, 2:30pm at Calvary Cemetery in Lincoln, Nebraska—3880 “L” St. Memorials are suggested to St. Cecilia Cathedral’s music program.