Cover photo for HERMAN BECKER's Obituary
1931 HERMAN 2019


January 24, 1931 — August 27, 2019

On August 27, 2019. Devoted brother of Mollie Kaminer. Loving Uncle of Jay Hirschfield and Daniel Hirschfield. Dear Great Uncle of Dennis (Ashley), Hayley, and Keith. Relatives and friends are invited to funeral services Friday 11:30 AM precisely at GOLDSTEINS ROSENBERGS RAPHAEL-SACKS, 6410 n. Broad Street. Int. Mt. Sharon Cemetery. Contributions in his memory may be made to Abramson Senior Care, 1425 Horsham Road, North Wales, PA 19454.

********************************************************************************************************************** FOLLOWING IS AN ARTICLE THAT APPEARED IN THE SOUTHERN (SOUTH PHILADELPHIA HIGH SCHOOL NEWSPAPER) IN FEBRUARY 1991.

.....Mr. Herman Becker has been teaching social studies at South Philadelphia High School for 25 years.
Born in Philadelphia to Russian Immigrants, he graduated from SPHS in 1948 and went on to major in history at Temple University.
Mr. Becker is certified to teach three subjects: History, English, and German. This is because he finds early history, literature with its full range of drama and German music and culture very interesting. He taught English at Bok Vocational in 1954 prior to working here.
After teaching so long, Mr. Becker finds that the students are different each year and this helps keep what he teaches from going stale. He also finds different interpretations of what he teaches each time he teaches it.
In 1984-85, he was nominated by the principal for Teacher of the year. He was "very proud to be nominated." What he feels is important for students in his classes is "learn to work, to think logically, and to improve basic skills."
Mr. Becker is a big fan of classical music and enjoys going to concerts, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and opera. Wagner is one of his favorite composers. He also enjoys "any intelligent foreign film and any film with a political message." What he enjoys watching on television are programs on Public Broadcasting stations like Masterpiece Theatre and sports, especially baseball and hockey. When asked if he liked the theatre, Mr. Becker replied, "I love it." He says there is "so much in the world of literature," but his favorites are Shakespeare, Shaw, Ibsen, Arthur Miller, and Tennessee Williams.
His love for music most likely began at the age of 12 when Mr. Becker studied piano. He studied for five years and had friends who were very interested in music.
When he was 21, Mr. Becker was drafted into the army for two years and was sent to Korea during the Korean War.
Mr. Becker has done lots of traveling during the summer. He has been to many countries in Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. His favorite is London, mostly because of the theatre and language. He has been to Germany but admits that he doesn't speak the language like a native. He would like to visit China, Southeast Asia, and Vietnam, and South Africa because "They are at the edge of revolutionary changes." Mr. Becker says that he is very sad about what's happening in China.
Mr. Becker says that he is looking forward to retiring next year, but enjoys teaching and is, as he puts it, "reluctant to leave.....
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