Stephen Gerald Becker (aka Willow)

  • Wednesday December 14, 2016
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October 1, 1961 �" November 26, 2016

Stephen Gerald Becker (aka Willow) was born in New Rochelle, New York and moved to San Francisco in 1990 with his beloved cat, Beth. With his partner, Tim Gnabasik, he moved to Freestone in 1995 and lived there for two decades. He returned to San Francisco in 2014, rediscovering all of his city loves. A survivor of the AIDS wars, he endured his health challenges with stoic brevity and grace. Willow's great compassion for the suffering of others was a lifelong gift and a source of strength for his community. His insightful nature and wry humor crowned his remarkable character. He was held in high esteem by all who knew him. He slipped away unexpectedly, and too soon. He is survived by his mother, two sisters, two nephews, and cherished friends on both coasts. A celebration of his life and loves will be held Sunday, December 18, from 1 to 5 p.m. at 1433 Haight Street #2, San Francisco. Blessed be!