Our precious angel, Kerry Antorveza Becker, beloved mother, wife, sister and daughter passed peacefully on August 3, 2022, surrounded by her family after fighting a long and courageous battle with triple negative invasive lobular breast cancer.
Kerry was born to Reuben and Violeta Antorveza, on April 10, 1973, in New York. Thereafter, she lived briefly in Lima, Peru, and then spent her early childhood years in New York. Her family moved to Cape Coral, Florida, where she ultimately graduated from Cape Coral High School in 1991.
She attended The Johns Hopkins University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts with Honors, in 1995. At Johns Hopkins, she met her future husband, Randy Becker. After graduating college, she attended The Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine in Chicago, IL, earning her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine. She then completed a two-year combined Podiatric Medicine and Surgical residency at St. Clare’s Hospital, in New York City. The following year she completed an additional subspecialized 2nd year Podiatric Surgical residency at the University of Maryland, in 2001.
Most recently she has been a practicing Podiatrist for Foot and Ankle Specialists of the Midatlantic in Columbia and Clarksville, Maryland, where she has treated many patients in Howard and Montgomery counties.
Kerry was a mother to four wonderful and blessed children: Joelle (17), Lila (15), Ethan (11) and Jacob (6), all who remained the epicenter of her life. Not a day went by when she would not protect her children and ensure that she gave them the best opportunities available in life.
Kerry had a meticulous work-ethic, balanced by a compassionate and warm personality. She was selfless and sacrificed many of her personal aspirations and enjoyments, so her children could experience the many wonderful things she said our world offered. She taught her children to strive high, never give up, and that if you can envision it, you will accomplish it. Her children have embraced that simple message. Kerry’s soft demeanor was comforting to all who met her. She glowed with love and genuine humility. Those values were what made those who were fortunate enough to meet her, life-long friends.
Throughout her battle with cancer, she remained steadfast to her Catholic upbringing and embraced her mantra: Faith over Fear. Kerry never walked alone and always kept God close to her soul realizing that she could achieve so much with His love. This bond helped her stay so incredibly upbeat despite the numerous challenges thrown her way. Kerry lived God’s word of being selfless, as she would often say, “if I can carry the cross for others, then I gladly embrace that responsibility.” Towards the end of her life, she was fulfilled when she saw others embracing her message, as they also shifted so very slightly in their faith and approach to life. Through each of our own personal moments with our angel Kerry, we know that she will continue to live brightly inside each of our lives and we are all blessed that she has left her indelible imprint on our souls.
She is survived by all her children; her mother, Violeta Antorveza; sister, Brenda Adams; and her husband, Dr. Randy Becker.
Visitation hours will be Friday, August 5, 2022, from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Harry H. Witzke’s Family Funeral Home, 4112 Old Columbia Pike, Ellicott City, MD. A funeral service and Mass celebrating Kerry’s life will be held at St. Alphonsus Church, 10800 Old Court Road, Woodstock, MD, on Saturday, August 6, 2022, at 1:30 PM. Shiva and a celebration of Kerry’s life will be held for family and friends at the Becker’s home from 6:00 – 9:00 PM on Saturday, August 6, 2022.
In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for monetary donations to be made payable to the BWMC Foundation, Inc. In the memo section, please include “Patient Care and Comfort Fund”.
Lastly, the family wishes to graciously thank the overwhelming outpouring of support and love from those individuals who have given so much of their own personal family time to support us at this most difficult time.
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