J. Peter Becker

Becker, J. Peter 83 of Ocean City, NJ passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on February 23, 2018. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he was the son of James and Gertrude Becker. Peter was graduated from Germantown High School School and the University of Pennsylvania where he was a member of Sigma Vu Fraternity. Peter proudly served his country as a Diplomat in the Foreign Service of the United States of American for nearly 30 years. He and his family served overseas in 12 countries including Hamburg, Germany; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Tokyo, Japan; Frankfurt, Germany; Caracas, Venezuela, Panama City, Panama; St. Georges, Grenada; and Geneva, Switzerland. Peter was fluent in German, Spanish and Portuguese. Peter is survived by his loving wife, Kathleen (nee Bauder), daughter Pamela (Rule) and Alexandra (Sweatt) and four grandchildren, Charlie and Christopher Rule and Jeremy and Olivia Sweatt and brother Philip of Daphne, Alabama. Peter was a life well lived and loved. He will be terribly missed. Funeral Services will be conducted by Father Alvaro Diaz at the Chapel of The Godfrey Funeral Home of Palermo, 644 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ on Thursday, March 1 at 1:00 PM. Viewing will be held from 12 to 1. Burial will follow at Seaside Cemetery, 559 South Shore Road, Palermo, NJ. For condolences to the family, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.