Orlando C. "Chuck" Behling
1933 - 2020
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Orlando C. "Chuck" Behling

Orlando C. "Chuck" Behling beloved husband of Dorothy and father of Nancy Wasserstrom (Jim), Karl (Avis) and grandfather of Abby, died November 10, 2020, at his Winter home in Belleair, Florida.

He was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, April 19, 1933, where he attended grade and high school. He served in the military during the Korean War and earned bachelor, masters, and doctoral degrees at the University of Wisconsin Madison.

Chuck was highly intelligent as well as witty and a respected internationally known educator and researcher, a Fellow in the Academy of Management who taught in colleges of business at The Ohio State University (20 years) and Bowling Green State University (18 years) where he was named Distinguished University Professor. He authored over 40 articles and books, was the editor of the Academy of Management Review and served on many editorial boards. After retirement he taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as well as University College Dublin Ireland and traveled widely.

The Summer home on Lake Owen in Northern Wisconsin was a major part of his life for over 50 years, spending 3-5 months out of the year surrounded by extended family and wonderful friends. Sailing, boating, and golfing were just some of his passions.

Celebrations of Chucks life will be held later when its safe to do so. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Cable Natural History Museum, PO Box #416, Cable Wisconsin 54821 or to Suncoast Hospice, Clearwater, Florida.


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Published in The Blade from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2020.
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January 28, 2021
I was a student of his in 1988 in the Masters in Business Administration program. He was a stellar role model that impacted my life. I write with deep appreciation to him and with sincere condolences to his family. Dr. Gonzales
Lucia Gonzales
December 3, 2020
We were so sorry to hear about Chuck passing away, especially since we hadn't seen you at all this past summer at the lake what with Covid precautions. We're thinking of all of you during this difficult time.
Tom & Betty Yankee
Friend
November 16, 2020
My deepest sympathy to the Behling Family for the loss of your loved one, Orlando, "Chuck", and pray God gives you comfort, peace and strength.
JW/JKH
November 16, 2020
DOROTHY, i am saddened and shocked to hear of CHUCK'S passing. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
joann friel
November 16, 2020
Chuck was a great researcher and teacher. Words cannot express how much he will be missed by his BGSU Management Department family.

Sherry E. Sullivan
undergraduate student and BGSU coworker
Sherry Sullivan
Student
November 16, 2020
Our hearts go out to you. What an incredible life and legacy Chuck leaves for all of the lives he touched. May you sadness be replaced, in time, by all of the beautiful memories you shared. God Bless.
Barbara Sherman & Chris Walsh
Neighbor
November 16, 2020
The best mentor I could have had at the "Academy of Management" Journal at Bowling Green State University.
Lee A. Meiser
Coworker
November 16, 2020
The best mentor I could have asked for , when I was the Copyeditor/Publications Manager for the "Academy of Management Review." at BGSU.
Lee A. Meisesr
Coworker
November 15, 2020
I had the privilege of being his student and having him as an advisor. I quite enjoyed my interactions with him.
Prod Behling, second row, second from right.
Student
November 15, 2020
Grief can be so hard, but your special memories can help you & your family cope. Remembering your loved one today and always. Please except my deepest sympathies.
Simone Taylor
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