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E. James Behrend

1926 - 2013 Obituary Condolences
E. James Behrend Obituary
E. James Behrend, December 25, 1926 to March 13, 2013. Dad, if you are reading this, you finally made it!
He was the oldest member of a great and extended family connecting Behrend, Mahoney, Nugent, and Mulcahey groups.
He is survived by sister, Ruth Marie O.S.U.; brother-in-law, George W. Schromm; children, Timothy (Maren), Robert (Marya), Susan (John) Coyne, William (Dee), Nancy (Richard Croll) Neylon and Karen (Gene Worthington) Vuranch; 24 grandchildren; and 32 great-grandchildren and counting.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Dorothy Behrend; brother, William John; his two wives, Patricia Mary Ravencraft (23 years) and Gladys Evelyn Frischkorn Vuranch (33 years); and son, Michael James Sr.
Jim volunteered 50 years to the Boy Scouts of America and was awarded the highest honor of the Silver Beaver Award in 1985. Jim worked the Flying Turns at Euclid Beach Park, was a World War II veteran, and retired from Hickok Electric after 57 years.
Services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Our Lady of the Lake Church, 19951 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Irish American Club East Side.
In lieu of gifts or flowers, please make contributions in his memory to the Greater Cleveland Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 2241 Woodland Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115.
Online guestbook at www.fiorittofuneralservice.net.
Arrangements by Fioritto Funeral Service.
Published in www.News-Herald.com on Mar. 15, 2013
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