OBITUARY

Marie "Bunny" Becker

June 6, 1939April 14, 2021
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MARIE “BUNNY” BECKER (nee Offutt), age 81, passed away on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at home. Beloved wife of Robert P., loving mother of Christine Karliak (Dan), Beth Karpuszka (Ron), Paul Becker, and Mary Pokrywka (Rich). Twelve grandchildren were blessed to call her Nana~ Helen Becker, Kylin Emhoff, Danny Karliak, Melissa Karpuszka, Claire Karliak, Ryan Karpuszka, Colette Karliak, Nik Becker, Richie Pokrywka, Robby Karliak, Joey Pokrywka, and Abby Pokrywka. She is survived by her sister Cathy Weston (Les, deceased), and brother Bill Offutt (Betsy) and was preceded in death by her parents Helen and Sylvester Offutt and brother Joe (Jean). She was the aunt of many and loved them dearly.

Bunny devoted her life to her family and her faith. Her grandchildren lovingly remember Nana’s Little Library filled with storybooks of the saints and bible stories. Throughout her life she found ways to bring joy to others. She is fondly remembered for beautifully decorated sugar cookies that she made with love for hundreds of occasions. Making cookies together was a tradition enjoyed by her children and grandchildren. In addition, she loved attending concerts and athletic events to support her children and grandchildren. She especially enjoyed seeing the Singing Angels perform having both generations involved in the organization. She loved the theatre, especially when her grandchildren were on stage and attended several high school football games to enjoy the marching band shows at halftime. Over the years she loved to support various soccer, basketball, lacrosse, baseball and softball teams.

She had a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother and Divine Mercy, teaching her children and grandchildren how to pray. Bunny was a longtime member of St. Christopher Parish and served several terms as the president of the Ladies Guild. She was the editor of the parish newspaper in the 70’s and 80’s, and was actively involved with the Christ Renews Our Parish program. Bunny started and facilitated the Marian Prayer Hour and Rosary at St. Christopher for several years. In the mid 1980’s she served as president of the St. Edward High School Mother’s Club. At the time of her first stroke in 2010 she was the president of the Avilas of the Cleveland Diocese.

For the last 20 years Bunny and Bob have been members of St. Wendelin Parish in Cleveland where she enjoyed helping with Vacation Bible School and served as a Lector. She enjoyed attending daily Mass at St. Paul’s Shrine and served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector there for many years.

In 2010, Bunny’s life changed when she suffered a stroke and embarked on a journey of recovery. With the unconditional love of her husband, she lived a fulfilling life for almost 11 more years. Bob was her primary caregiver for several years providing her experiences that enriched both of their lives. Their nearly 57 year marriage was a true love story and an inspiration to all.

For the past 3 years, Bunny and Bob have been blessed to have Bertha Safo join the family as their primary caregiver. Her love and dedication to Bunny was comforting to the family. God truly sent them an angel when Bertha started her time with the Beckers.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be forwarded to the Monastery of the Poor Clares on Rocky River Drive. Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, April 19, at 10:30am in St. Bernadette Church, 2256 Clague Road. Interment will be at Holy Cross Cemetery. Friends may call at the Corrigan Craciun Funeral Home, 23040 Center Ridge Road from 3-8pm on Sunday, April 18.

Services

  • Memorial Visitation

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Monday, April 19, 2021

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Denise Turner

April 16, 2021

Chrissy Becker Karliak & Family, Bob Becker & the Bunny Becker family!
My Sincere Condolences, Love, Hugs & Prayers to each of you! I'm so Very Sorry to hear of Bunny's passing! She was thee sweetest, kindest, loving lady I had the pleasure of knowing since they joined St. Wendelin Church.
May she Rest in Peace in the arms of our Lord! I will truly miss her & her hugs & kindness!
God Bless you all & I pray God helps you heal from your loss!
🙏🏽✝️💜🙏🏽😪🌹❤🌹

Love, Denise Turner 💜