Carl Behm

Obituary of Carl E Behm

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Carl E. Behm, 80, of Dunnellon, Fla. and formerly of Westfield, NY passed away peacefully, Thursday,

August 26, 2021 at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie, Pa. from heart failure with close friends and family at his


He was born on June 3,1941 in Lockport, NY, the son of the late Walter H. and Mildred (Simons) Behm.

He grew up in Ripley, NY and remained there until his children were grown, then moved to Westfield in

the mid-eighties. Most recently, he was residing in Dunnellon, Fla.

Survivors are a son, Eric Behm, a daughter, Jennifer (Mark) Dressel; five grandchildren, Casey and

Hannah Dressel, Alexandra and Nathan Behm and Danielle Faulkner; six great-grandchildren; a friend and

companion for many years, Tracey Brunecz.

He was preceded in death by his wife of forty years, Barbara E, (Tefft) Behm, a stepmother, Isabelle

Behm, a brother, John Behm and a daughter-in-law, Manuela Behm.

Carl graduated from Ripley Central School in 1959. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from

1959-1963, commissioned on the USS Enterprise during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He worked for the

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department as a Sergeant Investigator, Senior Investigator, District

Attorney’s Office, Chautauqua County, Town of Westfield Judge, Monroe Marina, Barcelona, NY, golf

cart sales for Herb Rice, Sherman, NY and security, Niagara Mohawk, Dunkirk, NY.

Carl had the gift of making friends wherever he went and he loved to socialize! He loved to share stories

of his and his partners’ experiences in the Sheriff’s Department. He took great pride in his children and

grandchildren and always had photos of them to share with friends. He was an excellent cook and one of

his specialties was cooking and carving a turkey, whether it be a Thanksgiving turkey or one cooked in

the backyard under a can! He loved shopping for and purchasing new vehicles and motorcycles. In earlier

days, he went on many motorcycle trips with his wife, Barbara and their friends and was an avid golfer.

A Celebration of Carl’s Life will be held on Saturday, September 25th, from 2-6 pm, with a short service at 2:30, at the American Legion in Westfield. 7579 E Main St, Westfield, NY 14787.

Memorial contributions in Carl’s honor may be made to the Chautauqua Hospice & Pallitive Care 20 W. Fairmount Ave. Lakewood, NY 14750.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Mason Funeral Home, 37 Clinton St. Westfield. Please share condolences or remembrances at

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Celebration of Life

2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, September 25, 2021
John W. Rogers American Legion Post 327
7579 East Main St.
Westfield, New York, United States


2:30 pm
Saturday, September 25, 2021
John W. Rogers American Legion Post 327
7579 East Main St.
Westfield, New York, United States
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Carl Behm

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Carl Behm

1941 - 2021

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