Walter Behm Sr.
Walter Behm Sr., 96, of Cranston peacefully passed away at home on October 27, 2018 of natural causes. Walter lived in Rhode Island all his life and was self-employed for the greater part of his working life. He loved working and worked well into his 90's.
Walter was the son of the late Frederick and Annie (Stewart) Behm and was born and raised in Providence. Walter had 4 brothers, Charlie, Harold, Harry and Ernest and 3 sisters, Veronica, Helen Dixon, and Virginia Belanger who have all preceded him in death. He has one surviving sister, Gertrude Farman.
Walter is survived by his soulmate, Doris Eva Louise (Richford) Behm whom he married almost 77 years ago on November 7, 1941 when he was 19 and she was 16. Together they had 5 children. Walter Behm Jr. (Maureen), Marilyn Behm, Donna Saccoccia (Benjamin), Ricky Behm (Paula). Sadly his daughter and son in law Cheryl and Eric Curt preceded him in death. Walter loved being a Grandpa (Pops) and had 13 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 11 great great grandchildren.
For the better part of 70 years Walter was in the scrap metal business. He was ahead of his time and made a life of recycling before it was even heard of. For a time Walter had a junk yard in the Fox Point area of Providence. He and Doris worked side by side making a comfortable life for their family.
Visitation will be held on Thursday morning from 10:00 am-12:00 noon in The Butterfield Chapel 500 Pontiac avenue Cranston. Prayers of Remembrance will be offered at 11:30.
The family would like to express deep appreciation for the Hospice nurses and aides that helped take care of their father and grandpa. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to your local Hospice.
Rod and Patty Noble - 10/30/2018
Wally and Family - Patty and I were saddened to hear of your father's death. Please accept our warmest condolences. We are making a donation to Bridge Hospice in your dad's name here in Bowling Green.
Jodi Smith - 10/30/2018
I send my condolences to you and your family Tammy. I will keep all of you in prayer and know that you will celebrate a wonderful life lived by your “Pops”. May he rest peacefully now.
Susan Saunders - 10/30/2018
My thoughts and prayers go out to all in the Behm family. Find peace in having shared so many memories and years with him on this Earth.
Beverly Lawton King - 10/31/2018
Dear Marilyn, Just read of your dad's passing. May he R.I.P. May the Good Lord guide you through this loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family.
Sam Sinel - 10/31/2018
Very sorry to see your dad's notice in today's paper. On behalf of Charlie, Adam, Josh and myself, please accept our condolences. He was one of last of the old guard. May he rest in peace.
The Sinel family
David, Michele and Molly Marsella - 11/02/2018
Dear Mrs. Behm, Mr. & Mrs. Walter Behm, Kim, Walter, Melissa, Katherine, Deb, Jessica, and family
We are very saddened for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
With deepest sympathy,
David, Michele and Molly Marsella
dom and marie troiano - 11/07/2018
Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. Our deepest Sympathy. Don and Marie Troiano