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Charles A. "Buzz" Behle


1937 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
Charles A. "Buzz" Behle Obituary
Charles "Buzz" A. Behle
Resident of San Jose
With family near, a strong grip and strong resolve, Buzz passed away August 8, 2014. He was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on April 23, 1937 to Dr. Charles F. Behle and Mary Curtis. He graduated from East High School, served in the Army reserved and married the love of his life, Karen Mathews in 1961. After earning a BA degree in engineering from University of Utah, they moved to the Bay Area in 1965, where Buzz enjoyed a 30 year career with United Airlines. He was a meticulous planner and was able to retire at 58. An avid senior softball player and member of Mensa, Buzz loved his family, listening to old music, sports, cars, airplanes, travel and talking politics. Sometimes he loved golf (sometimes he didn't) with his buddies. Kids and dogs always made him smile.
He is loved and will be missed by his wife, children Denise Hitchborn (Alan) and Curtis (fiancée Natasha), grandson Justin Hitchborn (Stefanie), great grandsons Kent and Desmond, niece Lezlie Kelley (Bill), nephew Karl Anderson (Cathee) and sister-in-law Nancy Mathews and their families. Also survived by 5 step siblings.
A memorial pizza party at Buzz's request will be held Sunday, August 17, 2014, 1-5 at the Behle family home. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Pathways Hospice would be welcome.
Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Aug. 13, 2014
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