Jean Marie Becker Altland


Jean Marie (Becker) Altland, age 78, passed away on Feb. 1, 2017, at Genesis Healthcare in Gettysburg. She was the loving wife of the late Philip A. Altland, who passed away in 1992.

Jean was born on Jan. 18, 1939 in Hanover, and was the daughter of the late Thomas and Carrie Becker.

She went on to work for Colone Hill Shoes and later moved to Hanover Foods, where she retired from.

She was a former member of Paradise Holtzschwamm Lutheran Church where she taught Sunday school, and a former member of Freedom Valley & Associated Church.

She enjoyed drawing, coloring, knitting, crocheting, and cherished her grandchildren.

Jean is survived by her sons, Scott A. Altland and wife Connie of Aspers, and Philip A. Altland Jr. and wife Paula of McConnellsburg; her daughter Tina Garcia and husband Ceci of Spring Grove; her grandchildren, Ken, Amber, Amanda, Scott Jr., Hunter, Breeanna, and Chyann; her great-grandchildren; and her brother Tom Becker. She was preceded in death by her brother Barry Becker.

Following cremation, a memorial service in celebration of her life will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Beck Funeral Home & Cremation Service Inc., 175 N. Main St., Spring Grove, with Rev. Larry McConnell officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her husband Philip at Paradise Holtzschwamm Union Cemetery following the service. A visitation will be held on Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, 924-N Colonial Ave, York, PA 17403.

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