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Obituary - Richard N. "Richie" Behlog

Richard N. "Richie" Behlog

Date of Passing: November 19th, 2009

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Mr. Richard N. "Richie" Behlog, 74, formerly of New Hartford and currently of Braselton, GA, entered into eternal life at his home on Thursday, November 19, 2009, with his loving wife and sons at his bedside. He was born in Brooklyn, the son of the late Anthony and Mary Nassutti Behlog, and was educated in Utica schools. He moved to Utica as a young boy from Brooklyn and resided here until 1988 when he retired to Boca Raton, FL. In 1999, Richie and his family moved to Braselton, GA, where he has since resided. On May 5, 1985, Richie married Terre Winchester in St. Agnes Church in Utica, a blessed union of 24 years. Richie was involved in many different businesses during his lifetime but most notably he was President and owner of Behlog Produce, Inc., of Utica, until his retirement in 1988. Skeet shooting, woodworking and playing golf were Richie's enjoyments in life in addition to his love for traveling, which he did extensively from Europe to Africa and South America to most recently Bangkok, Thailand. There were many special people in Richie's life, especially Monsignor Francis Willenburg, former Pastor of St. Agnes Church in Utica, and Robert Tedesco and his family of Las Vegas, NV. Richie is survived by his beloved wife, Terre; his sons, Richard Nicholas Behlog, Jr., and Anthony Michael Behlog, all of Braselton, GA; his daughter, Liza Giorgina Behlog, of New Hartford; two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Rene Behlog, Binghamton, William and Linda Martin, Savannah, GA, and Richard and Melanie Mayer, West Palm Beach, FL; his mother-in-law, Ruth Wills, of West Palm Beach, FL; Terre's grandmother, Louise Renz; aunts and uncles, Paul and Judith Fournier, and Michael and Nancy Renz, all of West Palm Beach, FL; and nieces and nephews, Peter, Diana, Samantha and Jade Behlog, of Binghamton, Brian and Angela Ward, Anthony Richard and Mary DiBenedetto, Tiffany DiBenedetto, Madison DiBenedetto and Christopher DiBenedetto, all of Virginia, and Brittnee and Brianna Mayer, of West Palm Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his brother, Samuel Behlog. Richie's funeral will be held on Tuesday, November 24, 2009, at 9:15 AM from the Bentz & Amodio Funeral Service, Inc., 470 French Rd., Utica/New Hartford, and at 10:00 AM from St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church, where his Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Entombment will take place in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours for family and friends are on Monday, November 23, 2009, from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home. Richie's family is very grateful to the Hospice organization, Compassionate of North Georgia, located in Gainesville, GA. A memorial service for Richie Behlog will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2009, at 2:00 PM at St. Catherine's Church in Jefferson, GA.

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Terre, Bub and Chich, We are so sorry to hear of Richie's passing. Richie was a wonderful man and will never be forgotten! God bless you all at this difficult time! Our prayers are with you. Maria, Mike & Nicole
Maria Tedesco Spine

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Richie, was a great person my sincere condolences
charlene centolella

My deepest condolences to you Teri and the boys on your loss of Richie Sr. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you today. I know Ashley and I remember Richie fondly and I when I fisrt met you both. Brings a smile to my face. God Bless you all.
Pamela and Ashley Rogers

Please accept our condolences for the loss of your husband, father and friend. Richie was one of my son Bob's adopted father figures and during the many years of their relationship, he developed a loving bond not only with Richie, but with Terre and the two boys. I am eternally appreciative of Terre, as well as her two sons, for the joy they contributed to Bob's life even when they were no longer geographically in the same part of the country. Know that you've made a difference in my life and that of my son's with your many kindnesses. Pat Tedesco and children
Patricia Tedesco

Beautiful picture of Uncle Richie--taken on one of the happiest days of his life.
T.T. Umar-Fraley

to the family of richie, so sorry for the loss of a good man.i havent seen richie in over 30 years' .we met when i worked for the crash brother's.richie was kind hearted, thoughtful,& careing, man who will be missed ... rest in peace my friend untill we meet again billy
billy chrisman