Stephen T. Beckler
Stephen T. Beckler, 76, of Seekonk, MA, passed peacefully at his home early Wednesday morning, August 3, 2022, after losing his six-year battle with Lewy Body Dementia. He was the loving husband of MaryLou (Moran) Beckler. They were a perfect team for almost 54 years who supported each other every day they shared together.
He was born in Rochester, NY on July 23, 1946, the son of the late David Z. and Harriet L. Beckler.
Besides his wife, he was survived by his two sons, Stephen from Seekonk and Darren and his wife Heather from Lincoln. He also left behind four grandchildren of which he was so proud of Ryan Walsh, Kayla Beckler, Zachary Beckler, Brandi Beckler, and his great-grandson, Daniel Walsh. In addition, he leaves behind two siblings, Paul Beckler of Atlanta, GA and Shelley Beckler of Mountainside, NJ.
Stephen owned and operated Beck Arcade Games with his family in East Providence for 38 years. Beck Arcade Games supplied amusement equipment to several family entertainment centers throughout Southern New England. Some of these memorable centers include DG’s Arcade, Beck’s Arcade, Big Top Kiddie Playland, and Lazer Gate.
Stephen enjoyed spending time with family at his summer home in Narragansett. Some of his most memorable times were when he would invite his musician friends down for “jam sessions”, entertaining everyone in the neighborhood. Stephen was an accomplished pianist who played in several RI wedding bands over the years including Bob Mainelli and the Holiday and The Dick Lupino Band. He truly was a special talent. Music was his passion. He enjoyed listening to or playing anything from The American Song Book. He also appreciated all types of music from Michael Jackson to Frank Sinatra. We will miss the tradition of him playing Christmas music for us on his grand piano each year.
Stephen never failed to fill the room with laughter, even over the smallest of jokes or puns, which were fondly named “Becklerations” by friends and family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him, “Unforgettable, in every way.”
Contributions in his memory can be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, 912 Killian Hill Road, S.W. Lilburn, GA 30047. www.LBDA.org
At the request of the family, all funeral services will be private.