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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Mary and Bill Tisdale
May 12, 2019
Teaching, tutoring, and laughing together. Memories of much enjoyment as we shared an office at CCC. You will be missed by many. Rest in God’s peace and light.
The family of Ludger and Dorthea LaCourse
May 11, 2019
Our prayers are with the family of Cousin Becky. Sincerely pray that the pain is replaced with loving memories.
Alan & Eunice Trombly
May 11, 2019
We are so saddened to learn of Becky's death. Although we didn't see her much after Newman days so long ago, we always thought of her with admiration in our hearts. She was a special light in this world impacting many people throughout her life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you this days and the hard days ahead.

With sincere sympathy,
Alan & Eunice Trombly