James Leland Becker, 66 years old, of Frederick, Maryland, died suddenly on Monday, January 11. Jim was born in Peoria, Illinois. He was predeceased by his beloved parents, Emeline and Leland Becker. Jim was a graduate of Mt. Carmel College and completed his graduate studies at Whitefriars Hall and the University of Notre Dame. He was a member of the Carmelite Order for 20 years. He taught art and theology courses at Carmelite high schools in Chicago and Joliet, Illinois. For the past 23 years, Jim worked as a drug and alcohol counselor at Montgomery General Hospital in Olney. Brother, cousin, friend, artist, poet, dreamer, doer, Jim is survived by a large community of family and friends who loved him dearly. His life will be celebrated at 10AM on Monday, January 18, at Church of the Transfiguration, Frederick, Maryland. Donations in Jim’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Arrangements are being handled by Omps Funeral Home, Winchester, VA
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