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Andrew Jay Becker

December 2, 1984 — October 8, 2023

St. Louis City

Andrew Jay Becker, age 38 of St. Louis, passed away October 8, 2023. Andrew was born December 2, 1984 in Hutchinson, Kansas, the son of Dave and Cindy (Reed) Becker.

As a graduate of Ozark High School and Kansas State University, Andrew was a talented architect, designer, and fabricator with a distinguished career spanning across the country. Andrew's expertise and dedication allowed him to work with esteemed residential and commercial clients, notably in New York City and the Hudson Valley. His detailed creativity knew no bounds as he effortlessly blended functionality and aesthetic appeal in his designs. Andrew was a beacon of ingenuity and compassion in his field, leaving an enduring legacy through his exceptional work. His memory will forever remain in our hearts as we celebrate the remarkable life he led.

Andrew was known for his kindness, intelligence and strength. Andrew's true passion lay in being a selfless giver. He possessed a generous spirit that resonated with all those fortunate enough to know him. He constantly went above and beyond to extend his affection and care to his loved ones.

Andrew found solace in the game of baseball; a lifetime fan of the Chicago Cubs and more recently the Washington Nationals and the Philladelphia Phillies. In Brooklyn, Andrew was a cherished and impactful member of several championship winning softball teams in the Williamsburg Softball League for over 5 years, beloved on and off the field by everyone he met.

Furthermore, he cherished exploring different parts of the world alongside his life partner, Adriana Perrone. Together, they created countless memories that will live on. Andrew fully and completely adored his nephews; constantly encouraging their curiosity, creativity and compassion for others.

Survivors include his life partner, Adriana Perrone of St. Louis; his parents, Dave and Cindy Becker of Nixa; his sister Jenny Braden and husband Cody of Ozark; his nephews, Parker Braden and Levi Braden; his uncles, Darrel Becker and Bud Jones; his aunt, Sherril Becker; his cousins, Glenn Snyder Jr., Joleen Willems and Laura Swisher; and many extended family members. His presence will be profoundly missed by everyone whose lives he touched.

Andrew is preceded in death by his grandparents, Abe and Velma Becker, Harry and Mildred Reed (DeWitt); his aunt, Ruth Jones; his uncles, Stanley Becker and Bruce Becker; and cousins, Brian Snyder and Gary Willems.

Friends and loved ones are invited to pay their respects at the visitation at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, from 1-2 p.m. on October 22, 2023. Following the visitation, a memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa, with Chaplain Steve Martin officiating.

On Saturday, November 4, 2023 a memorial gathering for Andrew will be held at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center near Kerhonkson, NY. Friends, family, colleagues, and all who knew and love Andrew are welcome to come and celebrate his life and impact.

The informal gathering will begin at 11 a.m. followed by a hike around Lake Minnewaska at 1 p.m. Come or go at any time.

Lake Minnewaska has been one of Andrew's favorite places for hiking, relaxation, contemplation, and sunsets for many years. It was here he felt most connected to himself and his soul and he wished to be memorialized at this beautiful place.

Please reach out to Adriana Perrone for any additional questions regarding the gathering, travel, etc.

Memorial donations may be made to:

Siteman Cancer Center - MSC 1247-414-2100, 7425 Forsyth Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63105 or online at or

Please indicate the gift is in memory of Andrew Becker by writing a memo on your check.




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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, October 22, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Adams Funeral Home - Nixa

109 N Truman Blvd, Nixa, MO 65714

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Memorial Service

Sunday, October 22, 2023

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Adams Funeral Home - Nixa

109 N Truman Blvd, Nixa, MO 65714

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