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Stephen J. Becker

December 31st, 1950 - January 7th, 2020

01/10/2020 at 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home
1350 Millville Ave.
Hamilton OH, 45013
Funeral Service: 
01/11/2020 at 12:00 PM
St. Ann Catholic Church
646 Clinton Ave.
Hamilton OH, 45015

Stephen J. Becker, age 69 of Hamilton, passed away at his residence, surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, January 7, 2020. Stephen was born in Hamilton, Ohio on December 31, 1950 to Joseph J. Becker Jr. and Patricia (Vogt) Becker. Stephen was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church.  He graduated from Badin High School, Miami University with a Bachelor’s Degree, and Xavier University for his Master’s Degree. On August 28th, 1989 he married Rita Dean, and they enjoyed 30 years of marriage together. He taught at Hopewell Jr. High; and then worked in sales with, P&G, Clorox, Alpo, Aurora Casket Company, Deaton Kennedy Stationary, and also retired as an independent sales representative in the funeral industry. Stephen was President of the St. Stephens and St. Marys Cemetery Board for 20 years.  He served as Eucharist Minister as well as distributing communion to Fort Hamilton Hosptial patients through St. Ann’s Catholic Church. Stephen was a sports lover, an amateur photographer; and enjoyed his big TV watching Live PD, Cops, Fox News, but most of all spending time with people.  Stephen and his wife Rita took many trips to 7 countries in Europe, Hawaii, Grand Canyon and San Francisco and many family vacations to Anna Maria Island, Florida.  Something people will remember about Stephen is that you never left his presence without hearing at least one joke. 

Stephen is survived by his loving wife Rita Becker; his son, Corey (Kristen Stitsinger) Becker, and their children, Levi Williams and Nora Becker; his daughter, Shelby (Osmin) Olivo; and his son, Dustin (Christina Huff) Becker, and their son, Jonathan Moses; his siblings, William A (Lori) Becker, Melanie (David) Calihan, Kristina (Steve) Moore, Judith Florio.; his sister and brother in laws, Maury (Elaine) Dean, Danny (Carol) Dean, David Dean and Diane Dean; his mother in law Betty Dean; a very special Aunt Shirley Lamb; and lots of special nieces, nephews, and Aunts and an Uncle. Stephen was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph J. Becker Jr. and Patricia Becker and two siblings, John Becker and Mary Becker.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at Brown Dawson Flick Funeral Home, 1350 Millville Ave. Hamilton, OH; and also on Saturday from 10:00AM – 11:00AM at the funeral home, with the Prayer service immediately following at 11:00AM.   Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann Catholic Church, 3028 Pleasant Avenue, Hamilton, Ohio, on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 12Noon with Fr. Larry Tharp celebrant.  Burial will follow at St. Stephens Cemetery.  Following the burial, there will be a celebration of life lunch at Oxford Baptist Church, 4111 Oxford Trenton Road, Oxford, OH 45056. The family appreciates all of the support from family, friends, neighbors and old classmates and coworkers; along with Rita’s family at TriHealth.  Without them he would not have been able to have Rita by his side until the end.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Good Samaritan Cancer Foundation, C/O The Stephen Becker Fund, 375 Dixmyth Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45220. Donation envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  The family asks that if you received a hat from Steve to please wear it. 

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Al Hinkel

Rita and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was a dear friend and will be missed by many. Darlene and Al

Becki Nocks

My heartfelt sympathy Mrs. Becker and family. Steve was articulate and just a true gentleman. He made you feel important and had a great eye for photography, remembering the photo he took of our Aurora office. God's peace and comfort

Bob Foster

Rita, I was so shocked to hear of this. I cannot imagine your pain. Just know that I really enjoyed working with Steve all the years at Aurora. He was a true joy and inspiration to be around. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family

Chas Marischen

My sincere condolences.

David Bowman

Rita and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. He was one of my favorite managers with Aurora and I always enjoyed him traveling with me in NC. He never meet a stranger and always wanted to go buy the TIE factory while traveling and get some ties. My sincere condolences to you and my prayers and thoughts are with you.

Dianne Schutte Halcomb

Melanie, Bill and Family: I'm so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Donna Ertel

My sincere condolences Rita and family. What a cross to bare, Steve was forever grateful for all you have done for him during this journey. He told me when you brought gifts to all of us at your Christmas visit. God Bless you and Steve.

Fr. Marc Sherlock

My prayers, sympathy and support to Steve's family. Steve and I played Little League baseball together many years ago.

Howard Mahon @ Hatfield Funeral Chapel

Shocked and saddened to read of Steve's passing. Always loved seeing and talking with him when he would stop in. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

Jim Fiehrer

Steve was a football teammate of mine on our Badin football team. This was a group of players from the class of '69 shared a brotherhood that still exists today. Goodbye Steve until we meet again on that heavenly field where angels will fill the stands and every game will bring joy and happiness.

John Donahue

Steve and I went to St Peter's and Badin together. He was one of my first childhood friends. I have many fond memories of our time together. He was loved by all that knew him .

Leah Hampton

Mrs. Becker and family, please accept our sincerest condolences, your husband Steve was such a kind man who was always a pleasure to have stop by. We're so sorry to hear of his passing, he truly a fine man and his loss be felt by many.

Linda Austing

My prayers go out to the family. Steve was a genuinely good person.

Mary M. Deaton


Robbie Brantley-Patton Funeral Home, Brownsville,KY

Steve called on us for many years and was a sales representative we enjoyed spending time with. If the day was crazy he had a way of making you laugh and then headed out the door. As I know he spent many nights away from home I always admired his work ethic. May you find comfort in the days ahead.

sally wilson

Rita I am sorry to hear about Steve. I had never met him but every told me he had a great personality and a genuinely good person. He had a long fight saying he is in a better place or finally at peace does not help the loss and heart break you and your family are feeling. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers. Sincerely Sally Wilson

Sam and Mary Sue Patrick

Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss. We knew Steve from church. He was a great man.

Sharon &Paul Foster

Rita, we are sooo sorry for your loss. Steve was such a wonderful and remarkable person . Wish we could be there for you . We loved Steve very much and will always keep his memory in our hearts . Love you !

Spencer Guiley - Combs, Parsons & Collins Funeral Home

Always enjoyed our visits and phone calls - as the obituary says, he always had at least one joke to tell us. Prayers for all.

Steen Funeral Home

Our deepest condolences to the Becker family. Steve was our longtime sales-rep. and friend. Steen Funeral Homes Ashland, Kentucky