BECKER RICHARD G. November 2, 2012. Age 71. Dear father of Rick, Bob (Jennifer), and Amy (Gerry). Loving grandfather of Morgan and Abigail Vann, Joshua, Michelle, Grace, William, Lillian, and Jackson Becker. Inspired by Motown, Richard owned and operated PAC 3 Recording Company, dedicating his life to the recording arts since 1965 until his death. He loved spending time at his retreat in Houghton Lake and enjoying the simple things in life. He was a dedicated grandfather spending his free time with his precious grandchildren. Memorials to University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Mesothelioma Research, 1500 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109. Funeral 12 p.m. Tuesday from the Dearborn Chapel of the Howe-Peterson Funeral Home, 22546 Michigan Ave. Visitation Sunday 5-9 p.m. and Monday 1-9 p.m. www.howepeterson.com
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You were more than just a dad you were my best friend. I love you and will always be missing you.
May all your memories give you comfort
Thank God for the 'special' lifelong memories Rich and I shared as one. A genius! Love of my life and soul mate. We will meet again.
I Helped Richard Put Up Egg Crate Holders Up In The Garage Studio Richard Was So Talented And Really A Great Person. We Both Won Clios Together For A CKLW Radio Promo He Was So Proud Of That. I Will MISS HIM.
Please accept my deepest condolences. Your father was like a father to me.
I'm so sorry for your Loss, Amy and family. May God Bless you All and may your Dad/Husband/Grandfather Rest in God's Loving Arms. Love to All
I did not know Richard but worked with his son Bob. The way Bob talked about him he really must have been a great friend and father to many. I know he is in a better place now and my heart goes out to everyone who knew him.
Actually the day before Richard's passing I stopped at the studio to say hello..not knowing Richard's calling was so near...I feel a huge void as Richard Becker was and will always be a strong tie to many of my professional recordings. He will truly be missed.
So sadded to learn of Richard's passing. He knew Pete Woodman for many years before I met Richard. I remember some great 'musical moments' in the studio. He was a kind, generous, loving & talented man. Blessings.
Richard recognized by virgin musical talents when I was a young composer/producer for Westbound Records. Years later, he hired a premier 5-piece band, and allowed me to record several songs as a singer, songwriter and musician. He was definitely one of my biggest music industry mentors. RIP.
All those hours behind the board we spent taught me a lot. I finally put it all to use and came out with my first project! I owe my love of mixing and creativity to YOU! You're always in my heart, and at the soul of my craft.