Dr. Rebecca
Dr. Rebecca "Becky" Kasper (sometimes called "Becker Sue"), 56, beloved professor, former city councilor, and lifelong activist, died on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
From her world travels to her band Corduroy Planet, it was clear to anyone who met her that Becky never stopped chasing dreams. She was a writer, a musician, a gardener, a hiker, and a champion to the underprivileged and disabled. She loved Kurt Vonnegut, Hillary Clinton, and claiming to beat everyone at poker.
Becky was determined to leave the world a better place than she found it. The proof of her success can be seen no matter where you look-in her raspberry bushes and rescued animals, in the admiration of her colleagues and friends, in the countless achievements of her many students. The lives touched by Becky's generosity are innumerable.
She is survived by her mother and father, Lillian and Robert Kasper, her sisters, Mary Kay Kasper and Theresa Kasper-Miller (husband Richard Miller), her brother, Michael Kasper (wife Suzanne Soares), her niece and nephew, Jessica Kramer (husband Dustin Kramer) and Connor Miller, her dog, Belle, and three persnickety cats.
They all very much wish they could have one last afternoon on her back porch-perhaps accompanied by a round of shots and miniature cigars-to let her know how deeply she will be missed.
Visitation will be held at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home on Monday, May 13th from 3 to 6 p.m. or until the last guest has been greeted. A Service of Remembrance will follow on Tuesday, May 14th at 11 a.m. in Hyman and Frances Krinovitz Recital Hall located in Hawkins Hall at SUNY Plattsburgh.
In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the family to establish a scholarship in Becky's memory that will reflect her passions for education and activism, as well as her dedication to those among us most in need.
To share a memory or condolence with her family, please visit www.rwwalkerfh.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the R.W. Walker Funeral Home, 69 Court Street, Plattsburgh.
Published on May 10, 2019

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