Joseph Frederick Becchetti
Joseph Frederick Becchetti
  • November 15, 1943 - June 14, 2017
  • Centerville, Ohio

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Joseph Frederick Becchetti, age 73, of Kettering, journeyed home to fish in the rivers of Heaven with Jesus on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. Born November 15, 1943 in Malden, Missouri to Eunetta Mackie Becchetti and Frederick Becchetti who have both predeceased him. Over the past 15 years Joe had many major illnesses but strong faith in God and a mighty will to live pulled him through until he succumbed to lung cancer. Joe was a member of St. Mary's Parrish of Dayton. He worked for various companies throughout the greater Dayton area in building maintenance. He was a great chef who enjoyed cooking, was very talented in the makings of ceramics and various arts and crafts, and had a green thumb for gardening and flowers. Joe was an animal lover and especially enjoyed children, fishing, and the great outdoors. He will sadly be missed by all who knew and loved him.

~Poem of Life~
Life is but a stopping place, A pause in what's to be, A resting place along the road, to sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys, Different paths along the way, We all were meant to learn some things, but never meant to stay...
Our destination is a place, Far greater than we know. For some the journey's quicker, For some the journey's slow.
And when the journey finally ends, We'll claim a great reward, And find an everlasting peace, Together with the Lord.

He is survived by his sister (who was by his side during his illness and time of passing) Barbara (Larry) Moore of New Carlisle, Ohio; nephew Mark (Tina) Moore of New Carlisle; great nieces and nephew Dawn Thomas and Cora Moore of New Carlisle and Anthony Moore of Beavercreek, Ohio; and an aunt and many special cousins. Also survived by his step mother Ann Becchetti; two half-brothers and half-sister: Frederick, Thomas and Mary Ann Becchetti, all of Dunmore, PA. I would like to thank all those special people who helped Joe in his fight of this deadly disease: Hospice of Dayton, St. Leonard, Dr. Basal Yanes and staff, Dr. Ryan Steinmetz, Dayton Pulmonary and Critical Care, and Miami Valley Hospital. Visitation Friday, June 16, 2017 from 5-7pm at Tobias Funeral Home, Belmont Chapel, 648 Watervliet Ave. Additional calling hours from 1-2:30pm, Saturday, June 17, 2017 with a service at 2:30pm at Cookeville Chapel of Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home, 59 N. Jefferson Ave. Cookeville, TN. Burial in Cookeville City Cemetery.