My dad passed away on Saturday May 30th and his wake is today. He was a great father and a wonderful friend to many. We miss him so much already. He always talked about how proud he was of me becoming a home inspector and how I’ve run my home inspection company these past 20 years.
He endured over 7 years on dialysis which is why my family requested any memorial contribution be made to the National Kidney Foundation with the hopes of eliminating kidney disease and the suffering that comes with it. I hope that my bid of $1600 for this lifetime membership is successful and that the money goes to either this charity or a similar one to make life better for so many.
James M. Becker, 76, longtime resident of Niles, called home May 30, 2015. Beloved husband of Sharon, nee Bastian; loving father of James (Vicki), Sherry (Bob) Traske, Michael (Kim) and Richard (Jennifer); cherished grandfather of Sophia, Maxwell, Samuel, Justin, Michael, Nicholas, Robert, Kristen, Joseph and Tracy; devoted son of the late Robert P. and Margaret; dear brother of Robert (Barbara), Peggy (the late Mike) Barak and the late John (Betty) and Thomas (Janet); fond uncle and friend of many. Longtime representative of MetLife. Funeral Wed., June 3rd, 9:30 a.m. from Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 6150 N. Cicero Ave., Chicago to Queen of All Saints Basilica for Mass at 10 a.m. Interment Ridgewood Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 3 - 9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation , 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016. Info., 773-736-3833 or visit Jim’s memorial at www.smithcorcoran.com.