Richard B. Becht, former resident

Richard B. Becht, 69, of Tobyhanna, Pa., formerly of Ridgefield, died Saturday evening, July 9, at the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, Pa.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Jan. 23, 1947, he was a son of the late John and Rose (Taylor) Becht. He graduated from Sachem High School, Sachem, N.Y., and served in the United States Army. Following his honorable discharge, Richard attended Farmingdale State College, Farmingdale, New York, and C.W. Post College in Brookville, New York, earning a degree in art.   

He was employed as a records manager in the nuclear power industry and held that position with Stone & Webster Nuclear Power Co. and the New York Power Authority. He and his family lived in Ridgefield for many years before relocating to the Pocono Farms Estates in 2005.

 Survivors include his wife Linda Becht of Tobyhanna; daughter, Jillienne Becht and her companion Tom McDonald of Southbury; brother, Raymond Becht and his wife Marilyn of Centereach, N.Y.; nieces, nephews, cousins, and grand puppies Zeus and Grace.

A gathering for family and friends will be held on Thursday, July 14, from 10 to noon, in the Yanac Funeral & Cremation Service, Inc. 35 Sterling Road, Mt. Pocono.

Entombment with Army military honors will be held on Friday, July 15, at 1 p.m. in Calverton National Cemetery, Calverton, N.Y.