MERIDEN - Harold W. Behnke, 95, formerly of 1244 No. Broad St., died Thursday, July 1, 2004, at St. Elizabeth Center at the Curtis Home. He was the husband of Helen Wright Behnke. Born in Meriden, June 25, 1909, he was the son of the late Theodore and Helen Klingenschmidt Behnke. He was a high school graduate and until his retirement had been employed as a toolmaker at International Silver Company. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. Besides his wife, he is survived by two sons and their wives, Richard and Connie Behnke of Durham and David and Gladys Behnke of Clinton; a grandson, David Behnke of Wallingford and a granddaughter, Christine Behnke-Le of Boston. He was predeceased by two brothers, Walter Behnke and Theodore Behnke. Funeral service Saturday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at the Beecher & Bennett Flatow Funeral Home, 48 Cook Ave., Meriden. The Rev. Perry L. Beaver will officiate. Burial will be in Walnut Grove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

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  1. Dave and Gladys, Dave, we at CSC would like to express our sympathies after hearing of your father\’s passing. Hopefully, your memories keep him alive in your heart for many years to come.

  2. Dave and Gladys: So sorry to hear about your Dad. I was actually on this website because Pauline Tomlinson, Mike\’s wife passed away 7/26 and I was reading her guestbook and spotted Behnke. Again very sorry to learn of your lose.

  3. dear david, you probably don\’t remember me but i was your .girl friend. in 4th or 5th grade! although i can\’t seem to conjure up too many memories, i do remember that you gave me a kitten. i also remember going to the beach – does this make sense? there was some kind of fair and we had oranges with peppermint stick straws. ahhh…the things childhood memories are made of. my deepest sympathy on your dad\’s death. he lived a good long life. he was blessed. do i gather your mom is still alive? my mother lives at The Village at Kensington Place. much more luxurious than anything she\’s ever had before. may God\’s peace be upon you all. jan tarr

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