Gail R. Becker
Active in civic work
Gail R. Becker, who was active in civic and community work and taught tennis, died Sunday of cancer at her home on Woodvalley Drive in Pikesville. She was 50.
During the last election, she worked for the Maryland Democratic Party in support of President Clinton. She had also been a volunteer for Planned Parenthood and was active in pro-choice campaigns.
She was an amateur tennis player who won the 1983 Women's Greenspring Invitational Tournament and other tournaments. She taught tennis from 1975 until 1988 at the 40 West Racquet Club.
The former Gail Rosenberg was a native of New York City who moved to this area to attend the University of Maryland at College Park from which she graduated.
Services for Mrs. Becker were to be conducted at 10 a.m. today at Sol Levinson & Bros. Home, 6010 Reisterstown Road in Baltimore.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Larry Becker; three daughters, Sherri Cohen and Jill and Jennifer Becker, all of Owings Mills; two sons, Ira Miller and Gary C. Becker, both of Pikesville; her mother, Cissie Robbins of Pikesville; her father, Dr. Kalman Rosenberg of Hollywood, Fla.; a brother, Jules Rosenberg of Reisterstown; and three grandchildren. Donald W. O'Meara, owner of a pneumatic and hydraulic equipment repair firm, died Thursday at Fallston General Hospital of liver disease.
Mr. O'Meara, who had lived for many years in the Bel Air area, owned and operated Pneumatic Repair Specialists.
Born in New York City, he came to Towson as a child in 1959 and was a graduate of Towson High School.
His hobby was computers and he was a volunteer with the Confederate Air Force, a group of pilots, plane owners and others who are interested in World War II warplanes and other old aircraft.
Services for Mr. O'Meara were to be conducted at 11 a.m. today at the Evans Funeral Chapel-Bel Air in Forest Hill.
He is survived by his wife, the former Sharon Benner; a son, Bryan P. O'Meara of Chase; a daughter, Bridgette C. O'Meara of Towson; his mother, Lila Backman O'Meara of Towson; and a sister, Teri O'Meara of Centreville.