Howard "Skip" Behm

July 9, 1946 ~ May 17, 2022 (age 75)

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Howard “Skip” W Behm Jr., 76, of East Hampton, beloved husband of Susan (Swan) Behm, passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022.

Born in Middletown, he was the son of the late Howard Wes Behm and Ester (Tyler) Behm of Portland.

Skip is predeceased by his sister Sharon Rosano of Portland and is survived by sister Debi Davis of the Virgin Islands, stepson Ryan Reed and his partner Laural Lovely of Portland, a very Special Young Lady Bella Reed, several Nephews, Nieces, Cousins, his devoted cat Jack and a very close friend, “Partner in Crime, Best Bud” Jim Stavoli.

Skip was previously employed years ago as a Woodshop Teacher at Silver Lane School in East Hartford. He then went to work side by side with his father at Whitmore Behm Tool Company in Portland where he retired from.  He enjoyed working on old cars, going to tag sales and refurbishing old tools.  Skip served in the United States Army and was a member of the National Guard.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 or Connecticut Human Society. 701 Russell Road, Newington, CT  06111

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