Dr. Becker came to IPFW in 1969 and retired in 1981 as professor emeritus of biological sciences. While at IPFW he coached the women's tennis team at one point. Dr. Becker died on September 15, 2005 in Fort Wayne. He received degrees from Rutgers University (B.S., 1937; M.S., 1962, Ph.D., 1965).
Source: Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette obituary, September 16, 2005.