George Henry Behrens Jr.

George Henry Behrens Jr.

George Henry Behrens Jr., 82, of Green Bankpassed away Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at home.

Born July 8, 1934, at New York City, George was the son of the late George Henry and Gae Iadarola Behrens Sr.

George graduated Bergenfield High School in Bergenfield, New Jersey, in 1952. He then joined the Navy, serving in the Korean War from 1952 until 1956. After the Navy, he graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in electrical engineering in 1960. He was a member of the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corp and of the American Legion.

He was an electrical engineer and retired from the NRAO in Green Bank.

Besides his parents, he was preceded by his wife, Mary Sue Ward Behrens, in 2009 and a great granddaughter, Caliegh Behrens, in 2016, and a brother, Robert “Bobby” Behrens.

Survivors include sons, Hank Behrens and wife Susan of Russell, Kentucky, Karl Behrens of Dallas, and Kurt Behrens and wife Kimberly of Blue Ridge, Virginia; grandchildren, Austin Behrens of Ashland, Kentucky, Heath Behrens and wife Brittany of Ashland, Kentucky and Victoria Behrens of Ashland Kentucky; step grandchild, Tyler Seco of Roanoke, Virginia; great grandchildren, Carsyn and Cadence Behrens, step great granddaughter, Olivia R. Seco-Craighead; niece, GaetaStratton of Sonoma, CA; companion, Barbara Crist of Cass.

Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale with Pastor David Fuller officiating. Burial with honors conducted by the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corp will follow at the Arbovale Cemetery.

Friends may call on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at the Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pocahontas County Veterans Honor Corp, c/o Norris Long, 619 Smith Street Edition, Marlinton, WV 24954.

Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Arbovale is in Charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting wallaceandwallacefh.com.