Helen Brandenburg

Obituary of Helen R. Brandenburg

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Helen Rebecca “Becky” Brandenburg passed away peacefully of natural causes at the age of 77 on the afternoon Wednesday, April 19th, at St. John’s Home in Rochester, New York, where she was a resident. She is survived by her daughter Annie Wallace, her husband Matthew and her granddaughter Harper, to whom she was a doting grandmother. She is also survived by her daughter Darlene Beck and her husband Matthew and by her brother Rodney (Betty) Stinnett, sister Barbara Fischer, many nieces and nephews and former spouse Joseph D’Agostino. Predeceased by her parents, Arthur and Helen Stinnett; brothers Ed (Joanne) and Jim Stinnett, and former husband Robert Brandenburg. Becky was born in 1946 in Covington, Virginia. After her father died in 1954, the family moved a few times before settling in Elyria, Ohio, where she met Joseph, her first husband, Joseph. She graduated from Midview High School in 1964 and attended Lorain Community College where she studied education with the intent to become a teacher. Becky and Joseph married in 1967 and moved to Harrison, Ohio, in 1969, where they raised their two daughters. Becky started work at Active Day of Franks Adult Day Care Center in 1978, retiring on April 30th 2003. After retiring, Becky continued to work as a caregiver for adults with Down Syndrome, Autism and developmental or intellectual disabilities. She hopes to be remembered for helping these adults improve their daily lives. She enjoyed taking her clients out into the community, cooking for them, helping them shop and taking them out to eat. She loved gardening, antiques, fashion and interior decorating. A virtual service for Becky will be held at a later date. Please reach out to her daughter Darlene for information: darlene@darlenedagostinobeck.com.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made via check to Active Day Frank's Parent Group, 5884 Bridgetown Road, Cincinnati OH 45248, Attn Parent Group. Online donations can be made to St. John’s Foundation, https://www.stjohnsliving.org/donate/.