Lydia Becker

BRECKSVILLE – Lydia Cherep Becker, 67, died Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.

Lydia was born in 1949, in Detroit, a daughter of Michael Cherep and Mary Wilco.

Lydia retired from the Bristol Local School District after a rewarding career as a guidance counselor.

She was the loving and dedicated mother of children, Justin, Ana (Paul) Harden and Maria (Joshua Linkous, fiance); and the proud Baba of grandchildren, Marishka, Katerina and Anika. She also leaves a brother, Steven (Carol) Cherep.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, at Yurch Funeral Home, 5618 Broadview Road, Parma, with a 7 p.m. panikhida service. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at St. Innocent Orthodox Church, 8526 Usher Road, Olmsted Falls. Interment will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in Acacia Park Cemetery in Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made to ZOE For Life!, 3353 Mayfield Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118. Visit

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