Myrna (Young) Becker

February 25, 1936 ~ November 14, 2021 (age 85)



Myrna Becker, 85, passed from this world on November 14, 2021. She left behind her husband Richard Becker, a son David Barnet (Julia Richards) in Delmar, NY, a daughter Nancy Barnet Adams (Robert Brown) in Clifton Park, NY, a sister Doris Kadish (Raymond Woller) in Athens, GA, stepchildren Richard Becker, Jr., Lauren Rittberg (Roy), Karen DiPierro, as well as several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.


Born in New York City, Myrna was an inspiring mix of curiosity, determination, creativity, and generosity. She enjoyed many artistic pursuits, having obtained a degree in studio art from SUNY Albany. She loved the intellectual life, having obtained a master’s degree in Public Administration from Russell Sage College while working full-time. Her greatest achievement, she often said, was her children. But over her long and productive life, she nurtured and mentored many others as well, in her family and the workplace, especially women. Myrna was politically active since early adulthood, supporting candidates and causes consistent with her values. She first honed her uncommon organizational skills in the League of Women Voters. She went on to exercise them working in New York State government and volunteering with the Capital District Humanist Society, for which she served ten years as president.


Her last days were graced by the loving care of Jessica Campbell, Marita Breen (Hospice), and an amazing team of devoted health care providers.


Those wishing to remember Myrna in a special way may make a contribution in her name to the Capital District Humanist Society,  PO Box 11209 Loudonville, NY 12211,  Emily’s List ( or Community Hospice (


A non-denominational service to celebrate Myrna’s life will be held on Sunday December 5th at 10:30 am at Levine Memorial Chapel (649 Washington Avenue, Albany). All visitors attending the service in person must provide proof of vaccination upon entering the building. 

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Capital District Humanist Society
PO Box 11209, Loudonville NY 12211

Emily's List

Community Hospice
310 S. Manning Blvd., Albany NY 12208

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