Obituaries

John J. Behen, Jr
Died: Apr 20, 2012
John J. Behen, Jr., 77, of Cortlandt Manor, NY, passed away suddenly on April 20, 2012 at home. He was born July 22, 1934 in Buffalo, NY to John and Marguerite (Shanahan) Behen. A graduate of St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute, Erie County Technical Institute and the State University of New York, he spent his entire career at Union Carbide Corporation, working mainly in the field of analytical chemistry in Tarrytown, NY. He retired in 1994 as Manager of Product Safety for the Specialty Chemicals Division.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia (Doody); five children: Kathleen Colonna, John J. Behen, III, Dr. Susan Behen (Andrew Goldberger), Madonna Behen (Karl Arnason) and Michael Behen (Ren Almanzor); eight cherished grandchildren: Patti, John IV (Virginia Shepard), Gwendolyn, Mary, Joshua, Thomas, Elisabeth and Daniel; and one great-grandchild: Hailey. He is also survived by 6 first cousins.

A memorial mass is planned for late May at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church, Shrub Oak, followed by interment at Assumption Cemetery in Cortlandt Manor. Arrangements by Heritage Funeral Home, Putnam Valley, NY.
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