M. O.P. SR

Sep 15, 1917 - May 07, 2004

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Dominican Sister M. Charlotte Becker 86 died at Regina Health Center in Richfield on Friday May 7 2004. She was in her 64th year of religious profession. She was born in Berlin Germany. Her family moved to Rocky River Ohio when she was five years old. Sister Charlotte the former Gertrude Becker entered the Sisters of St. Dominic of Akron from St. Christopher Parish Cleveland in 1938 and began teaching in 1940. During her long teaching career she served at St. Paul Akron (1940-41; 43-54); at St. Joseph Alliance (1941-43); St. Dominic Youngstown (1954-58) and taught at St. Matthew Akron during 1964-65. Sister Charlotte taught at Immaculate Conception Ravenna from 1958-60 and was principal there from 1960-64; was principal at St. Hilary Fairlawn from 1965-74 and at St. Dominic in Youngstown from 1974-89. Following an education renewal program at the University of Notre Dame Sister Charlotte began serving as Educational Director of Our Lady of the Elms School Akron in September of 1990 a position she held until 1994. She served as educational consultant. Sister Charlotte was very active in the government of the Congregation by her membership in various commissions throughout the years. When Sister Charlotte retired in 1996 she volunteered at the County Clothing Center in Ravenna and Kent Hot Lunch Program until 2001. Because of health reasons she retired that year. She was transferred to Regina Health Center Richfield in April 2003. Sister Charlotte endeavored to further Catholic education in northeastern Ohio in many ways. She was fluent in German taking students to Germany in the summer and volunteered to teach German to the Elms Preschool children. She enjoyed traveling cooking reading and was a Notre Dame football fan. Sister Charlotte was preceded in death by her brothers Otto and Paul. She is survived by sister Charlotte Hosek of Cleveland and nieces and nephews. Donations may be made to Our Lady of the Elms-Sisters of St. Dominic Foundation. Calling hours are on Monday May 10 from 3:00-7:00 p.m. with a Wake Service at 4:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Elms Convent 1230 W. Market St. Akron. Mass of Christian Burial is on Tuesday May 11 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

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