JOHN E. BECKER, 75, of New Haven, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 19, 2014, at home. Born in Fort Wayne, he was the son of the late John D. and Ida Becker. He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Haven. The Central Catholic High School graduate went on to receive his B.S. and M.S. from Indiana University where he was an Alpha Tau Omega. He touched many lives over his 40 years of teaching at New Haven High School, where he was also the head football coach and head track coach. He was also a member of the New Haven High School Retired Teachers Association. Among John's loves were Adams Lake, gardening, and most of all his grandkids. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Priscilla; children, Ann Bastin and Daniel Becker, both of New Haven; sister, Kathryn (Greg) Clarke of Wolcottville; aunt, Barbara Becker of Fort Wayne; and grandchildren, Riley Bastin, Colton Becker and Sam Becker. Mass of Christian Burial is 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 943 Powers St., New Haven, with calling one hour prior. Father Bill Sullivan officiating. Calling also from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 943 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with a rosary at 3:30 p.m. Burial in the church cemetery. Preferred memorials are to St. John's School Education Fund. To share online condolences, please visit www.harperfuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on June 20, 2014