Becker, Marjorie Alice

From Helderberg Hilltowns of Albany County, NY


Marjorie Alice Becker was born 16 AUG 1921 in Altamont, NY, the daughter of Minton Washington Becker (18 JUN 1885 - 18 SEP 1955) and Lucilla Wayman (10 SEP 1887 - 14 JUN 1957). Her siblings were:[1]

  • Donald Minton Becker (10 DEC 1910 - 5 JAN 1959)
  • Helen Elizabeth Becker (14 OCT 1913 - 6 FEB 1983)



Marjorie A.Becker worked as a teachers assistant.

Marriage & Children

Marjorie Becker married on 20 JUL 1940 at Altamont, Albany, NY Irving Layton Bernhardt (12 MAR 1917 - 25 OCT 2001). Their children were:[1]

  • Dennis Paul Bernhardt (Private - )
  • David Karl Bernhardt (Private - )
  • Gary Peter Bernhardt (Private - )
  • Joan Carol Bernhardt (6 JUL 1946 - 15 MAR 2005) -Joan Langevin of Albany


Marjorie Alice Becker Bernhardt died in the Ocala, FL Hospital on May 22, .


Marjorie Alice Becker Bernhardt Obituary - Altamont Enterprise — June 1, 2000


Our heartfelt sympathy goes this week to "Bernie" Bernhardt and their children and the many cousins and friends of his dear, little wife, Marge, who died in the Ocala Hospital on May 22. Marge was originally from Altamont, daughter of Minton Becker who ran a harness and shoe repair shop in the building on Maple Avenue, which is now part of the Enterprise offices. Later, she and Bernie lived in Scotia, on the corner of Fifth Street and Sacandaga Road, where I waited for the bus to Schenectady. Bernie worked at General Electric and, during the war years, he probably took the bus to work.


More recently, I have come to know them through the Belleview United Methodist Church in Florida.

We wonder how Bernie will manage in Florida without his Marge. He is in a lovely nursing home. The assisted living facility called Chambrell, where they lived for some time is one of the very best. They were happy and comfortable there and well cared for.

BUMC has a friendly, caring congregation and I am sure they will keep track of Bernie. There are four retired ministers who help and it works well.

Altamont Enterprise — June 1, 2000

BERNHARDT, MARJORIE A.: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice

Times Union, The (Albany, NY) - Thursday, May 25, 2000


Published As A Paid Obituary OCALA, FL -- Marjorie A. Bernhardt, 78, formerly of Scotia, died May 22, 2000. Born in Altamont, she worked as a teachers assistant. Wife of Irving Bernhardt of FL; mother of Joan Langevin of Albany, Dennis, David and Gary Bernhardt; also grandmother of Christina Langevin of Schenectady; and aunt of Barbara Bergen. Funeral services from Hiers Belleview Funeral Home, Florida. HIERS BELLEVIEW FUNERAL HOME PO Box 386 Belleview, Florida 34421-0386 (352) 245-2424

Page: B8 Copyright, 2000, (c) Times Union. All Rights Reserved.

Additional Media

Marge wrote me a lovely note a few weeks ago and I quote: "We received our complimentary copy of The Altamont Enterprise and I can't think of anyone to thank for it but you. That sure was a nice article you wrote about visiting us at Chambrel.

"We also enjoyed the article about the new pipe organ being installed in the Lutheran Church at Altamont. I was brought up in that church and, in 1940, Bernie and I were married there. My father (Minton Becker) was janitor there for 25 years, given a retirement party, served for almost 10 years more, and they couldn't get a replacement. The article brought back memories.

"We enjoyed our visit with you and Cindy very much. Come visit us again.

Your friends, Marge and Bernie"

When I wrote back, I told her we would try to see they got a picture of the new organ. For those who may not know, Marge's father was Minton Becker, who ran the harness and shoe repair shop on Maple Avenue now part of the Enterprise facility.

Altamont Enterprise — February 11, 1999

Right name and date of death, but why Hudson, MA??
Marjorie A. Bernhardt: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) Death Record
Name: Marjorie A. Bernhardt
State of Issue: New York
Date of Birth: Tuesday August 16, 1921
Date of Death: Monday May 22, 2000
Est. Age at Death: 78 years, 9 months, 6 days
Confirmation: Verified
Last known residence:
City: Hudson
County: Middlesex
State: Massachusetts
ZIP Code: 01749
Latitude: 42.3849
Longitude: -71.5328


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