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James M. Behm

July 9, 1939 August 19, 2019
James M. Behm
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Obituary for James M. Behm

James M. Behm, 80, Gettysburg, PA died Monday, August 19, 2019 at SpiriTrust Lutheran at Utz Terrace, Hanover, PA.

He was born July 9, 1939 in Easton, PA the son of the late Otto E. and Florence Berger Behm.

Jim served in the US Army from 1956 thru 1961 then earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Shippensburg University, he later earned his Master of Education from Shippensburg University. In 1964 he accepted a position with Conewago Valley School District in New Oxford teaching Social Studies and English. But in 1965 he became General Manager, Secretary and Treasurer of the National Civil War Wax Museum and Elby’s Big Boy Family Restaurant on Steinwehr Avenue, a position he held until 1979. In 1980, Jim became part owner and Real Estate Broker at Bennett Williams Realtors – Better Homes and Gardens in Gettysburg. In 1993 Mr. Behm became the Director of the Appraising Department, Adams County, a position he held until his illness.

Jim was a former President of the Gettysburg Travel Council, Hanover/Adams County Board of Realtors, Pennsylvania Realtors Land Institute, and Pennsylvania Attractions and Travel Association. He was a member of the International Association of Assessing Officers, National Association of Realtors, Gettysburg Lions Club, American Legion Albert Lentz Post 202, Historic Gettysburg -
Adams County and the Adams County Historical Society. Jim was a very active member for many years of the Raiders Club at Shippensburg University.

Mr. Behm is survived by a son, Robert Behm of Spring Grove, PA, a daughter, Linda Nolan and her husband Joseph of Dillsburg, PA, a wife, Shirley Behm of Largo, FL, three grandchildren; Steven Nolan, Brian Behm, Sara Behm. He was predeceased by a twin sister, Janet Nicholes.

A Memorial service will be held, Friday, August 23, 2019 at 3:00 PM from Monahan Funeral Home in Gettysburg, PA. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 PM until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Raiders Club, c/o Shippensburg University, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

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Friday

23

Aug

3:00 PM 8/23/2019 3:00:00 PM
Monahan Funeral Home

125 Carlisle Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 PM until the time of the service.

Monahan Funeral Home
125 Carlisle Street Gettysburg 17325 PA
United States
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