OLD TOWN AND INDIAN ISLAND - Frederick H. Becker Sr. , 80, died December 27, 2014 at a Bangor health care facility. He was born April 10, 1934 on Indian Island a son of Frederick Francis and Edna (Love)Becker.
Fred was proud of his Navy career serving as a member of UDT-21 during the Korean War. Following the service he worked at the New Rochelle, NY harbor Patrol before returning to Old Town as a member of the Old Town Fire Dept. In 1979, he founded the Penobscot Nation Fire Department and served as Fire Chief for 25 years, until his retirement in 2004. He was very active in community events and supporter of the Penobscot Nation Food Pantry, Manna Ministries as well as volunteering with the Salvation Army. For many years he ran recreation Bingo on Indian Island and organized the annual Christmas parties for the Nation. Fred had a great love of the outdoors. He looked forward to the yearly moose and deer hunt with his sons, and fishing every year in the waters of Katahdin.
He is survived by five children Freddie Becker Jr of NY, Linda Nunez of NY, Christopher Becker and his wife Jenny of Old Town, Chad Becker of Bangor, and Sandy Smith and her husband Tom of Indian Island, seven grandchildren Matthew, Angel, Rosalinda, Christiana, Keely, Gabriel, and Julia; sister Cathy Becker of NC; special friend Lorraine Dana of Indian Island; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother Richard, sisters Mary and Mary-Anne.
Friends may call 4-7PM Thursday January 1, 2015 at Birmingham Funeral Home 438 Main St Old Town where a funeral service will be conducted 10AM Friday. Burial with Firefighter and Military honors will follow at Tribal Cemetery, Indian Island. Following the burial services, all Are invited to the Indian Island Community Center for a celebration of life reception. Memorial contributions may be made to the Penobscot Nation Food Pantry 9 Sarah Springs Drive Indian Island, ME 04468