Behringer, Norman Charles
85, died in his home on May 10, 2012, with his family by his side. Norm was born on December 23, 1926 in Rockville Centre, New York to Charles and Amelia Behringer. He graduated from Chaminade High School in 1943 and was subsequently selected for the Navy flight training program. He graduated from Purdue University in 1951 and began his career as an electrical engineer with Sperry Gyroscope. He was transferred to the Phoenix area in 1959 and retired from Sperry/Honeywell in 1989. Norm was involved in significant programs while with Sperry/Honeywell, including early drone experiments, initial Airbus avionics systems installation, single pilot helicopter autopilot certification and both the B-58 and B-1 bomber programs.
Norm was inventive and resourceful, with an innate ability to fix anything (except plumbing.) Norm was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Eleanor, his wife Hope of thirty-one years and his wife Romy of thirty years. He is survived by his children Nancy and Karen, Steve and Maren, Ken and Gina and Jim, and grandchildren Corrine Wells and Aaron, Virginia Kruggle and Matt, James N. Behringer, Jr. and Amanda and Jessica and Emily Behringer. He is also survived by step sons Cleve and Vicki Kennelly, Steve and Christie Kennelly and Matt and Danielle Kennelly, grandchildren Chris and Amanda, Stephanie, Spencer and Kyle Kennelly and great-granddaughter Penelope. A Mass of Resurrection will be held at 10:00 a.m. (rosary at 9:30 a.m.), May 15, 2012, at St. Steven's Roman Catholic Church, 24827 S. Dobson Road, Sun Lakes, with a reception to follow at Sun Lakes Palo Verde Country Club, 10801 E. San Tan Blvd., Sun Lakes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to
Published in The Arizona Republic on May 13, 2012