Within the last few weeks, we have had two deaths among the residents of the Sunrise Canyon community. We will truly miss Jim Slanaker and Fred Becker.
On December 10th, 2020, Jim Slanaker died after a long battle with cancer. Jim was a very personable and energetic guy who was always friendly and considerate, even when he was dealing with his health issues. Even though he and Charlotte have only lived in our community for the last six or seven years, he served for a while during that time as the chairman of our Landscape Committee.
Fred Becker died very peacefully in his sleep today, January 19th, 2021. Fred had lived in our community since its founding in the late 1980’s. Fred and his wife, Lorraine, who died in 2017, were avid and very accomplished tennis players. He loved driving his vintage cars and waving to the neighbors and, before his knee gave out, Fred served as the informal Strada de Rubino town crier.
Mary Lou Higgins tells me that Fred is being cremated by the Neptune Society and his ashes are being take back to Becker Lutheran Church in Pennsylvania where Lorraine is interred.