AVON- Arnold H. Becker M.D, 100, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019 at The Residence at Brookside in Avon. He was the loving husband of Ruth (Spiwak) Becker to whom he was married to for 76 years.
Dr. Becker was born June 13, 1919 in Burlington, VT, son of the late Michael and Gussie Becker.
He was a veteran proudly serving in the United States Army during World War II. Dr. Becker established Pediatrics Associates in Bristol in 1948 where he practiced medicine until his retirement in 1986.
He was brilliant, compassionate and witty. He was a great pediatrician and a sleuth diagnostician and saved many children’s lives. He was a trusted confidant and instrumental in many people's lives both professionally and personally. He was a great father and grandfather, a wise, witty, and compassionate person, and all who knew him are full of gratitude that they had this great person in their lives for so many years.
Besides his wife of Avon, Arnold is survived by his children Corky Becker and John Sargent of Lincoln, MA, Joel and Nancy Becker of Wolcott, Arthur Becker of New York, NY, and Richard Becker and Julie Okon of Westport; his “Top 10” granddaughters Emily, Sara, Melissa, Molly, Sophie, Laura, Katy, Jessica, Cecilia, and Josephine; and eleven great grandchildren. Dr. Becker was predeceased by his siblings Lily Lisman, and Irwin Becker M.D.
Services for Dr. Becker will be private and held at the convenience of the family. The Alderson-Ford Funeral Home of Waterbury, 496 Chase Ave, 06704 is assisting the family with the arrangements. Donations in Dr. Becker's name can be made to Main St. Community Foundation, 120 Halcyon Drive, Bristol, CT, 06010.