Alice E. Comfort Opper Beck \ndied peacefully On March 12, 2014 after a long illness and a valiant battle with heart and lung disease. She was born on January 3, 1921 and lived her entire life in the Elmira Heights area. She was a truly unforgettable person who lived life on her terms after surviving the depression and overcoming personal tragedies in her early life. She tirelessly worked on her family genealogy for many years. Alice was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Daniel Opper, daughter Dianne Amberg, grandson David Opper & great grandson Daniel Smith. Also preceding her in death were her mother & father Pearl & Jacob Comfort; brothers Harold, Mortimer & Lloyd as well as sisters Ruth, Francis and Cora. Surviving is her husband of 35 years Harford Beck; sons Lloyd (Andrea) Opper, Thomas (Patricia) Opper; daughters Mary (Stanley) Smith, June (Ronald) Georgia and Sharon (Michael) Lighton; stepchildren Rick Beck, Doug (Pam) Beck, Larry (Tammy) Beck, Vickie (Gary) Gilliland; twenty-four grandchildren; thirty-two great grandchildren and ten great great grandchildren, the youngest Adriane who was born on her 93rd birthday. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 1PM-2:30PM with her Funeral Service to follow at 2:30PM with Rev. Sheila Price. Alice will be laid to rest at Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests those wishing to remember Alice please consider making a contribution to American Heart Assn. or American Lung Assn.