Steven K. Beahen, Sr., 61, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Select Speciality Hospital in Erie, PA, following a brief illness. Born on October 25, 1955 in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Philip and Marian (Smith) 'Smitty' Beahen. On September 11, 1976, Steven married the former Lynn Hiddie in Lewiston, NY.
Steven was a lifelong area resident, attended local schools and graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1973. He then went on to earn his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from Niagara County Community College as well as a certificate in building, estimating and constructing from Erie Community College, North Campus. Steven began his lifelong construction career working with his father at Smith Brothers Construction. He then was employed by Laur and Mack Construction and Tri-C Construction. Most recently, Steven was currently employed as a General Supervisor or Pinto Construction Services. He served as Past-President of the Laborers' Local #91. Steven's job was his passion and he was highly respected by his co-workers.
Steven was a member of Community of Christ Church on Lewiston Road and the 3F Club. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and golfer. Steven enjoyed cooking and was an excellent grill chef, horse racing, skeet shooting and spending time at his cabin in the southern tier, Leisurewood campgrounds, Saratoga Race Course and Sarasota, FL. Above all, family was everything to Steven and his grandchildren will forever miss their 'Papa.'
In addition to his beloved wife of over forty years, Steven is survived by three children, Brandi (Dean) Krassopoulos, Steven (Christine) Beahen, Jr. and Katie (Jacob) Rizzone; five grandchildren, Kaliope and Matthew Krassopoulos, Ellie and Benjamin Rizzone and Natalie Beahen; and seven siblings, Philip J. Beahen, Diane Haick, Sherry (Vince) Girardo, Scott Beahen, David (Robin) Beahen, Penny (John) Hepfer and Krisanne (Michael) Ventry. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Richard and Shirley Hiddie; brother-in-law, Douglas (Carol) Hiddie; sister-in-law, Jackie (Steven) Yousett; and several aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, Steven was preceded in death by one sister, Tracey Ann Beahen; and one brother, Kenny Beahen.
Steven's family will be present to receive friends on Tuesday from 1-8 PM in the Chapel of OTTO REDANZ FUNERAL HOME, in the Town of Niagara. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Wednesday, April 12th at 11:00 AM which will be celebrated in Community of Christ Church, 5235 Lewiston Road, Lewiston, NY, with Rev. Richard James officiating. EVERYONE ASSEMBLE AT THE CHURCH. Prayers of committal and interment will follow in Niagara Falls Memorial Park Cemetery, Lewiston, NY. In lieu of flowers, for those who wish to honor Steven in the form of a contribution are asked to consider The Vasculitis Foundation, P.O.Box 28660, Kansas City, MO 64188.
Please visit goodlandercares.com to view Steven's obituary, leave a note of condolence or to light a candle in his memory.
Published on April 9, 2017