Sean E. Becker

March 26, 1970May 24, 2011

McHenry—Sean E. Becker, 41, of McHenry passed away May 24, 2011, at his home. He was born March 26, 1970, in Miami, Florida. He was born with a heart condition and had his first open heart surgery when he was only 4 weeks. Music was his life; he had an extensive record collection, and would proudly be considered a “Dead Head.” He followed Grateful Dead for many years while they were on tour. He also worked at Full Cyrkle Records in Crystal Lake from the time he was 15 until they closed. He loved the Stooges and other old movies. He worked at Borders in McHenry for many years until just before their closing. He also attended AA in McHenry. He loved his kitty, Ruby, who he rescued. He had many friends who cared greatly for him. He is survived by his mother, Donna (Gary) Evenson; his father, Claude (Heidi) Becker; his step-mother, Yvonne Haggerty; his brother, Troy Becker; his half-sister, Courtney (John) Cassaras; and step-siblings, Troy Evenson, Traci (Latham) Lewis, and Teri Zies; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandma, Pat Sorenson. Visitation will be from 4pm to the 6pm Memorial service on Friday, May 27, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Memorials may be made to Loyola University Health System, Office of Development and External Affairs, ATTN: Traci Guyton, 2160 S. 1st Ave., Maywood, IL 60153, with a memo for Heart Transplant Unit.


  • Visitation Friday, May 27, 2011
  • Memorial Service Friday, May 27, 2011

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Lynn Bedard

May 31, 2011

I was so sorry to hear about Sean's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Diana Bruhn

May 28, 2011

I am so sad to hear about Sean. He was such a kind and good hearted man with a great sense of humor ( he got all my jokes!) I always asked Sean when a customer at Borders had a music question. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. Diana

Carl Isonhart

May 28, 2011

It was a beautiful tribute to Sean tonight. A great way to celebrate a great person. Many people have told me that I got them hooked on a lot of bands. In all honesty, it was Sean and Full Cyrkle that were responsible. Sean helped change my life and world. I can't express enough what an important part in my life he and Skip played. He was an incredibly special guy. RIP bud.

Michael Magiera

May 27, 2011

I met Sean at the Full Cyrkle store in 2002. He made record-buying a lot of fun, and he always had a good musical suggestion or two....or three....or more! More than anything, I would always leave the store in a better frame of mind than when I came in. That's the kind of positive impact Sean had on me, and I'm sure others would agree. There aren't many people who have the ability to make someone's day brighter.....Sean had that. Thanks, Sean, for being everything that you were. God bless you, pal.

Pauleen McCollum

May 27, 2011

You're in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

Will Marcinko

May 27, 2011

Sean was a "Diamond in the rough." He will be truly missed.

Laura Evenson

May 27, 2011

Donna & Gary,
Words cannot even begin to express how sorry I was to hear about Sean. He was always a joy to see and talk to, a wealth of pop culture trivia and he had such a kind, loving spirit. He will deeply be missed but will be with all of us always, in our hearts. May you both find strength and comfort in knowing he lived life to the fullest and always had the best sense of humor. I keep thinking about him doing the countless Amos & Andy episodes.

Jim Leonard

May 27, 2011

Sean was one of the most honestly nice people I have ever known. The world would be far better with more like him. It is far worse without him. Thanks for the laughter, Sean.

Elaine King

May 27, 2011

Donna and Gary, my deepest condolences to you and your family.


May 27, 2011

Such fond memories of such a wonderful guy... He was always so kind and giving, with a sharp wit and sense of humor, and a vast knowledge of great music that he loved to share with people. Truly an original person. Prayers and hugs to his family. Peace, brother