Becker, Rev. Siglinde Luise


Siglinde Luise Becker, 89, passed away Saturday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg.

Born in Germany on Jan. 31, 1927, she married Russell Glenn Becker of Pittsburgh, who preceded her in death. Rev. Becker was licensed to preach in 1988 and served as a Licensed Local Pastor from 1989-1994, when she became an associate member and was ordained as a deacon. She served the Beechview church in Pittsburgh, Boyers/Hilliards/Ridgeville UMCs, and the Westmoreland Charge before retiring in 1997. She then served in retirement as pastor of visitation at the Bright Horizons Cluster in Scottdale, PA from 1997-2003. 

She enjoyed classical music, crafts and painting. During her years at Homewood at Martinsburg, she did daily volunteer work with the residents and also assisted in weekly services.

She is survived by two sons, Mark Becker and wife, Rebecca of Roaring Spring, PA and John Becker and wife, Yen of Chandler, AZ; and two grandchildren, Danielle Elizabeth Becker and Ryan Jacob Becker.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at Homewood at Martinsburg Chapel at 11 a.m. Wednesday by Pastor Jerry McCuller.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Siglinde's memory may be given to Homewood at Martinsburg Chapel, 437 Givler Drive, Martinsburg, PA 16662.

Interment will be in Mt. Lebanon Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home in Roaring Spring, PA.