N. Michael Becker
Mike and his wife, Pat, live in Hanover. He has a son, a step daughter, and three grandchildren. He worked for many years as an electronics technician and a heavy equipment operator, and he presently works part time as an electrician. Pat is a retired office worker. His hobby is computers.
He feels the education we got at EHS was better than that at today’s public high schools. His favorite teacher was Gladys Hamm and his comment on most effective teacher was, “It’s hard to admit this, but it was Mary Menges --- I learned a lot from her without really trying.”
He has traveled widely throughout the USA and Canada including Hawaii, and to Bermuda.
Mike sometimes thinks about the good old days when he liked life’s much slower pace. He does appreciate, “all the medical and technical advances in many fields which really improve the quality of life” of modern times.
Mike attended Juniata College (’54-’55) and he served in the United States Air Force (1955-1962) where he received technical training as an electronics technician at Biloxi, Mississippi. He was initially stationed at Elgin AFB, Florida with duty at a radar site (actually on the beach) at Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, and later as an electronics maintenance technician for the ground guidance system of the Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles at Vandenberg AFB, California.