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Arthur "Art" R. Behnke
Date of Death: April 6, 2017
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Amherst Chapel
1600 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601
Sunday 4/9, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Service
Location Not Available
Monday 4/10, 2:00 pm

Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church
120 Keating Drive
Winchester, Virginia 22601

Cemetery
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington, VA
Monday 9/18, 1:00 pm

Arthur “Art” R. Behnke, 78, of Winchester, Virginia went to be with our Lord on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Art’s beloved wife, Genevieve, of 53 years was by his side. Art was born in Marinette, Wisconsin and raised by his late Uncle and Aunt, Arthur E. and Genevieve Behnke. He was the son of the …
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Charles l. Garner left a message on May 13, 2020:
In memory of Arthur "Art" R. Behnke, Charles l. Garner lit a candle
Cathy (Brosnan) Watkins left a message on June 26, 2019:
Dear Jeannie, I knew you on Okinawa and dated your brother Fred. I live in New Mexico still. I just came across your newspaper announcing your engagement long long ago I am so sorry that Art is no longer on planet Earth with you. I am happy for him that he went to be with the Lord...his true home but I grieve with you knowing you grieve with hope to be with him again one day. I hope you are well. I know it has been a couple of years now that he has been gone My prayers are with you. I bet you are still a beauty. :)
Suzanne Pender left a message on October 4, 2017:
Sending love and prayers to you and your family, Tina. Your father was such a bright light and brought happiness to all he encountered. I remember his warmth well and hope you find comfort in all of your years of closeness and shared memories.
Stash Para (Judy's Uncle Stash) left a message on October 3, 2017:
Dear Tina and the Behnke family. I just learned about the loss of your Dad from Judy. I never met your Dad but I feel like I knew him from all of the nice things that Judy said about him. He was a wonderful, loving and caring man. Again, my deepest sympathies to you and your entire family.
Tommye Dale Favre left a message on May 31, 2017:
So very sorry I just learned of Cousin Art's death and so very grateful for our visit not too long ago in Biloxi. Genie, God bless you and yours.
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Kristen Haley left a message on April 18, 2017:
All of us at ROC Exhibitions and Trade Press Media Group are so sorry for your loss. Art was such a pleasant man and we all looked forward to seeing him at the shows. Please know that your entire family and the AirPac staff are in our thoughts and prayers.
David and Bonnie Greene left a message on April 17, 2017:
Art will be remembered as an outstanding individual. Friendly, kind, thoughtful, and friendly person. I spent a short time at AirPac 15 years ago. It was always evident his family was at the top of his list. We know all you will miss him very much. Fondly Remembered. David and Bonnie
Missy and Jim McManaway left a message on April 14, 2017:
Losing a loved one is a difficult burden shared by family and friends alike. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and know that we will keep you and your father in our thoughts and prayers. Hold dear in your heart the good memories and in time, the things you remember will bring you peace. May God bless you. Missy and Jim McManaway
Lynn Oliver left a message on April 11, 2017:
I'm so sorry to learn of Art's passing (too late to attend the services)! My heart goes out to the entire family for your loss. Art is a loss to ALL who knew him. What a wonderful, stoic man he was. He will be sorely missed. But he's walking in the land of light now and will watch over you all.
Paul Olson left a message on April 11, 2017:
So sorry to learn of Art passing. I am also sorry that I did not learn of this until the night of the funeral. Art was a founding father of the portable cooling industry and an honorable, fun loving, salt-of-the-earth-American I am proud to say I knew. He will be missed by many of us who have spent years together as a friend and "competitor".
Shelly Arthur left a message on April 11, 2017:
So very sorry to hear of Art's passing. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.
Debbie Hanamann/NFMT left a message on April 10, 2017:
Art always had a kind word for me and never failed to ask how my family was every time I would see him. He was a gentle soul and will be missed. Gene, I am so very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.
Dick and Pat Porter left a message on April 8, 2017:
A good friend is never forgotten. We shared many good times with Art and his family as neighbors and as an employee at Air Pac. We also had many memorial trips with Art and Gene, both here in the States and in Europe. Art will always be in our hearts.
Omps Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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