SHREWSBURY Ed "Fast Eddie" Behrens, III, 70, died Monday, January 21, 2013, at York Hospital. He was the husband of Dee (Sluder) Behrens. A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2013, from Christ Lutheran Church, 105 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, with the Rev. Dione M. Klepetka officiating. Viewing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at J.J. Hartenstein Mortuary, Inc., 24 N. Second St., New Freedom. Following cremation, interment will be at the convenience of the family. He was born April 17, 1942, in Lutherville, Md., a son of Bess (Garland) Behrens of New Hamburg, N.Y., and the late Leonard E. Behrens, Jr. Following graduation, Ed served his apprenticeship as a Tool & Die Maker at DieCraft in Sparks, Md. Following 35 years of service as a Manufacturing Engineer with Northrup Grumman in Linthicum, and the former Westinghouse in Hunt Valley, Ed retired in 2001. While employed with Westinghouse, he received the coveted Silver Signature Award of which he was very proud. Following retirement, Ed had a mission to take that time and give back to his church, spend more time with his family and enjoy woodworking, gardening, and cooking. He served as Treasurer of Christ Lutheran Church for six years. For 30 years "Fast Eddie" enjoyed playing with his "Poker Buddies" every month. He is survived by five children, Ward Behrens and his wife Carol of Glen Rock, Laurie Moore and her husband, Dave of Winter Spring, Fla., Bonnie Behrens of Winter Spring, Fla., Charlotte Dubel and her husband, Larry of Glen Rock and Patty Grieb and her husband, Rusty of Glen Rock; two sisters, Joan Kay and Jane Murray of New Hamburg, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Ed was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Alice Behrens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Christ Lutheran Church, 105 S. Main St., Shrewsbury, PA 17361; or The Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Jan. 24, 2013