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Jack Brening Behrendt


1926 - 2011 Obituary Condolences
Jack Brening Behrendt Obituary
Jack Brening Behrendt, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA., passed away June 6, 2011 at the age of 85. Jack was born June 3, 1926 in Charleroi, PA to Walter Behrendt and Gillemean Pauwels Behrendt. After graduating from Charleroi High School he joined the Army, serving as a Staff Sergeant at Fort Riley KS during World War II. After his honorable discharge from the Army he graduated from Bethany College and received his MBA from USC. Jack married Marian Janet (Stokes) Behrendt in 1954 and had two children, Kimberlee (Kim) Diane Behrendt Hall and David (Dave) Walter Behrendt. Jack founded J.B. Sales Company and Custo-Pak, a specialty design and packaging company located in Gardena, CA. Jack was an avid hunter, fisherman and yachtsman and was a member of the CBYC yacht club in San Pedro. Jack was preceded in death by his father, Walter Behrendt; his mother, Gillemean Pauwels Behrendt; his sister, Jo-Ann Norkus and son, David Water Behrendt. Jack is survived by his wife, Janet; his daughter, Kimberlee (Kim) Hall (Argyle, TX); his three grandchildren, Jennifer (Jenny) Lee Powers (Keller TX), Eric Conrad Jackson (Ricky) Behrendt (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA), Gina Brooke Behrendt (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) and Jack's devoted caregiver, Beulah Gamboa. A memorial service will be held at 3:00pm on Saturday, June 11 at Green Hills Memorial Park located at 27501 South Western Ave., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. There will be a friends and family gathering on Friday, June 10 from 5:00-7:00pm at Green Hills Mortuary. Please sign the guestbook at www.dailybreeze.com/obits.

Published in Daily Breeze on June 9, 2011
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