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Obituary for Orville Donald "Don" Behm Jr.

Orville Donald "Don" Behm died Monday September 28, 2020 at his home in Berkeley Heights, NJ. He was 82.
Don was born in Chicago, Ill, on November 12, 1937 a son to the late Lois (Glyn) and Orville D. Behm Sr., lived throughout Louisiana as his father traveled as a Baptist Minister, moving to Berkeley Heights in 1981.
He was a graduate of Logansport High School in Louisiana, and received 2 Bachelors degrees in Music from McNeese State University and 2 Masters of Music from LSU.
He worked as a Music Teacher and Director of Music for the University Baptist Church for over 15 years, for the East Baton Rouge Parish School Band in Louisiana, and the Columbia Middle School, in Berkeley Heights, NJ before retiring.
Don was a composer of Music and was commissioned by the New Jersey Youth Symphony and the Princeton Orchestra. He was a true lover of music playing multiple instruments including strings and the piano.
He is survived by his wife Glenda (Cain) Behm, his brother Robert Lee Behm, and 2 sisters Joyce Behm Harris and her husband Gordon, and Jeannie Behm West and her husband Kenneth. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and nieces and nephews.
A Memorial Visitation will be Friday October 16, 2020 from 2-4 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ, with a 3:30 PM Words of remembrance Service. led by Rev Kenneth West. Donations: can be made on website or make checks to: Friends of Summit Symphony,
c/o Jim Dykema, 28 Headley Road, Morristown, NJ 07960
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Topic: Orville "Don" Behm Virtual Visitation
Time: Oct 16, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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