Bruce E. Becker
, 74, of Wadsworth took his last train ride on July 23, 2017, to meet his Lord and Savior, whom he just recently rejoiced in knowing personally.   He was born August 8, 1942, to the late Darlene and Edwin Becker in Wadsworth, Ohio, where he lived his entire life.

He was a proud Grizzly, supporting his school and community.   He loved watching trains with his friends and family, listening to polka music, Canada trips, and sharing memories with his family, whom he loved more than life itself.

Preceded in death by grandson, Michael, he is survived by his loving wife of nearly 42 years, Jerri;  children, Brenda (Roland) Rivera, Jacqueline Imber,  Lisa (John) Sloboda, Brett (Tiffany), and Bart (Cortney);  15 grandchildren;     5 great-grandchildren;  sisters, Bonnie, Theresa, and Tracy;  and brothers, Tom, Barry, Bill, and Ben.

Family will receive friends Thursday, July 27, from 4-8 pm at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, Wadsworth.   Funeral services will be held Friday at 11am at the funeral home with Karen Rule officiating.   Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Summa or to First Christian Church, 116 Boyer Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.

Hilliard-Rospert     330-334-1501     www.HilliardRospert.com 




Bruce Becker
Wadsworth High School
Graduating Class of 1961    
 
WHS Grizzly Football Team, 1960. 
Row 1: Engler (Mgr.), Birkbeck, Simpson, Oross, Honeycutt, Larson, McCrork, Kahl, Stuhrke.  Row 2: Kreider (Mgr.), Lutz, Winkler, Raynor, Abrams, Elliott, Dudas, Kaylor, Christian, Becker.  Row 3: Corell, Porter, Van Duzer, Andrews, Marshall, Lorentz, Randolph, Houston, Gardner.     
 
"Gary Christian goes around end during the game at Coventry.  Shadowing in the background is Bruce Becker, who has hopes of blocking the would-be tackler."     
"Coach McIlvaine congratulates these boys on their outstanding work during the football season.  Larry Van Duzer and Gary Christian were selected for all-metro team--Christian as defensive back and Van Duzer as an offensive end.  Mike Conrad and Bruce Becker received honorable mention."    

WHS Choir, 1960-61.  Row 1: Fye, Arnott, Young, Yelinek, Frase, Hinkle, Spice, Dolph.  Row 2: Stalter, Bolich, Jones, Miller, Clifford, Kreider, Wolf.   Row 3: Rollins, Huffman, Handshue, Karwich, Pifer, Slabaugh, Miller, Simpson.  Row 4: Bault, Andrews, Giegel, Leedy, Elliott, Becker.
 "Enjoying the fall sunshine and our campus school are Marie Hinkle, Sharon Reinker, Lee Shoup, and
Bruce Becker.  Perhaps Bruce has just made a comment, to the amusement of the girls, about the lack of grass.  If they don't hurry, they may be late, for there are only four minutes to travel between the widely spaced classrooms.  The weather is pleasant now, but what about winter?"   
"These happy four are our stage crew.  That we have no stage this year doesn't slow them down."  Bill Andrews, Bruce Becker, Keith Redford, Tom Shelly.
 
"He's coming apart, yells Bruce Becker" as he struggles to keep the dummy on Bill Andrew's shoulders.  "I hope that's what happens to Springfield tomorrow night," returns Bill.
 
Honorary Rotarians, 1960-61.  Front: Dolph, Stuhrke, Kahl, Hinkernell, Kindling, Stevens, Becker, Elliott.  Row 2: Fleming, Giegel, Ewing, Porter, Madigan, Venner, Witschey, Morris.   
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Steph Schmeltzer  (WHS 1997), Chair, Wadsworth High School Alumni Association. 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.    Past obituaries, class information, and alumni news is available at www.wadsworthalumni.com.  Please contact us at whsalumni.1@gmail.com . To view WCTV television programs featuring Wadsworth High School and other Wadsworth news, go to http://my.viebit.com.   Please consider becoming a supporting member of the Alumni Association by sending a check addressed to "WHS ALUMNI ASSOC."  for $10 (annual dues) or $100 (lifetime dues) to Sally Porter, WHSAA Treasurer, 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Reduced Membership Rates for WHS Alumni Couples! $150 per couple for lifetime memberships; $25 per couple for yearly dues.
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Steph Schmeltzer  (WHS 1997), Chair, Wadsworth High School Alumni Association. 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.    Past obituaries, class information, and alumni news is available at www.wadsworthalumni.com.  Please contact us at whsalumni.1@gmail.com . To view WCTV television programs featuring Wadsworth High School and other Wadsworth news, go to http://my.viebit.com.   Please consider becoming a supporting member of the Alumni Association by sending a check addressed to "WHS ALUMNI ASSOC."  for $10 (annual dues) or $100 (lifetime dues) to Sally Porter, WHSAA Treasurer, 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Reduced Membership Rates for WHS Alumni Couples! $150 per couple for lifetime memberships; $25 per couple for yearly dues.
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Steph Schmeltzer  (WHS 1997), Chair, Wadsworth High School Alumni Association. 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.    Past obituaries, class information, and alumni news is available at www.wadsworthalumni.com.  Please contact us at whsalumni.1@gmail.com . To view WCTV television programs featuring Wadsworth High School and other Wadsworth news, go to http://my.viebit.com.   Please consider becoming a supporting member of the Alumni Association by sending a check addressed to "WHS ALUMNI ASSOC."  for $10 (annual dues) or $100 (lifetime dues) to Sally Porter, WHSAA Treasurer, 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Reduced Membership Rates for WHS Alumni Couples! $150 per couple for lifetime memberships; $25 per couple for yearly dues.
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Steph Schmeltzer  (WHS 1997), Chair, Wadsworth High School Alumni Association. 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.    Past obituaries, class information, and alumni news is available at www.wadsworthalumni.com.  Please contact us at whsalumni.1@gmail.com . To view WCTV television programs featuring Wadsworth High School and other Wadsworth news, go to http://my.viebit.com.   Please consider becoming a supporting member of the Alumni Association by sending a check addressed to "WHS ALUMNI ASSOC."  for $10 (annual dues) or $100 (lifetime dues) to Sally Porter, WHSAA Treasurer, 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Reduced Membership Rates for WHS Alumni Couples! $150 per couple for lifetime memberships; $25 per couple for yearly dues.
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Steph Schmeltzer  (WHS 1997), Chair, Wadsworth High School Alumni Association. 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.    Past obituaries, class information, and alumni news is available at www.wadsworthalumni.com.  Please contact us at whsalumni.1@gmail.com . To view WCTV television programs featuring Wadsworth High School and other Wadsworth news, go to http://my.viebit.com.   Please consider becoming a supporting member of the Alumni Association by sending a check addressed to "WHS ALUMNI ASSOC."  for $10 (annual dues) or $100 (lifetime dues) to Sally Porter, WHSAA Treasurer, 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Reduced Membership Rates for WHS Alumni Couples! $150 per couple for lifetime memberships; $25 per couple for yearly dues.
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Steph Schmeltzer  (WHS 1997), Chair, Wadsworth High School Alumni Association. 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281.    Past obituaries, class information, and alumni news is available at www.wadsworthalumni.com.  Please contact us at whsalumni.1@gmail.com . To view WCTV television programs featuring Wadsworth High School and other Wadsworth news, go to http://my.viebit.com.   Please consider becoming a supporting member of the Alumni Association by sending a check addressed to "WHS ALUMNI ASSOC."  for $10 (annual dues) or $100 (lifetime dues) to Sally Porter, WHSAA Treasurer, 524 Broad Street, Wadsworth, OH 44281. Reduced Membership Rates for WHS Alumni Couples! $150 per couple for lifetime memberships; $25 per couple for yearly dues.