April 21, 1966 ~ February 20, 2021

Born in: New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT

Robert Jon Behler, 54, husband of Judith Turner Behler of Hamden passed away February 20, 2021. Father of Roland Texeira, David (Kyrstyna) Texeira, and Jon Behler. Grandfather of David Paul Texeira, Jr. and Riley Elizabeth Texeira. Brother of Deborah (Nicholas) Sidorick, Susan Behler Pelletier and Cynthia (Joseph) Cavallaro. Son-in-law of Cynthia Turner. Brother-in-law of Paul (Mary) Turner and Tracy (Amy Marsh) Turner. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
Robert was born in New Haven April 21, 1966, a son of the late Robert J. and Ann Margaret Lord Behler. He was an auto parts sales technician and had worked for Hamden Auto Parts, CT Warehouse, and NAPA Auto Parts. He was a member and Past Master of Day Spring Lodge #30 AF & AM and Temple Lodge #16 AF & AM, and he was a member and Past Patron of Alice Chapter #76 O.E.S. He was also a member of the Bethany and Hamden Volunteer Fire Departments.
Friends may visit with his family on Friday, March 5 at BEECHER & BENNETT, 2300 Whitney Ave., Hamden from 5-8 p.m. Fraternal services by Day Spring Lodge and Alice Chapter will begin at 7:15. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday morning, March 6 at 10 a.m. in Grace & St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, seating at the church will be limited. If you still wish to attend, the service will be Live Streamed via Zoom. Please use Meeting ID 414 327 0042 and Passcode 061061 to view. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be sent to the Eastern Star Charity Foundation, 37 Paugassett Rd., Derby, CT 06418 or the Masonic Charity Foundation, P.O. Box 70, Wallingford, CT 06492.


Visitation: March 5, 2021 5:00 - 8:00 pm

Beecher & Bennett Funeral Service - Hamden
2300 Whitney Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


Memorial Service: March 6, 2021 10:00 am

Grace & St. Peter Episcopal Church
2927 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518


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  1. Dear Judy, Roland, David, Jon and family-
    We are so sorry about Bob’s passing, He was a kind, gentle soul and will be fondly remembered. May he rest in peace with the angels and forever be a strong, guiding force for all of you.
    Love, Tom & Doreen Van Horn

  2. Sorry for the the loss of Robert
    Such a tragedy to lose him at such a young age rest in peace Robert .

  3. I am so very saddened by the loss of Bob. I loved him more than words. I’m sorry you have to endure the loss of him far before he should have gone. You are all in my heart and I wish I could hug you all. -Mimzy

  4. Love you! Can’t believe I won’t see you face or hear your laugh when I come home. The good ones always go first…<3
    The Dehn Family

  5. Dear Behler family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your extended family. Your loss is
    one that is shared by many and all that knew Bob.
    My love goes out to all of you and your loved ones.
    May he rest in peace, and you find peace in knowing that he is at rest.
    Marie-Anne Barnhart

  6. May your family find peace in the fact that the love between you always exists. My sincere condolences to all of you.

  7. March 2, 2021
    Dear Judy and family,
    I was so saddened to hear about the passing of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy.
    Claudia Guy

  8. Dear Judy, John, Davis, and Roland,
    I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Bob. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Carl & Fe Wlotzko

    We are saddened that we cannot be at Bob’s services in person due to COVID restrictions. We will miss seeing Bob at the family gatherings. Judy and the boys are in our prayers and thoughts. Rest in Peace!

  10. Dear Judy, John, Davis, Roland, family and extended family. With my deepest heart of hearts, I send you my prayers and most sincere condolences. Robert was a sweet and gentle man. That he is no longer with us feels wrong and unreal. So I ask the good Lord to surround Bob with his angels and hold strong, all of us left behind. Robert is and will be sorely missed. May he rest in peace.

  11. So sorry for your loss, he will be missed. Thinking of you Judy. Our prayers are with you. Theresa and Michael Dogali. ( Joe’s sister)

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