James E. Behm

Dr. James E. Behm, Jim, died at home in Findlay, Ohio, on July 15 2017. His family mourns his passing; his wife of 43 years, Kathy; two daughters, Anna and Lisa; son-in-law, Michel; and granddaughter, Marie. Jim is also survived by his mother, three sisters, four brothers and their families from Upstate New York as well as a large extended family including his in-laws.
Jim enjoyed traveling, sailing on Lake Erie, and body surfing, relaxing on the beach, and deep sea fishing with his family in Florida. He will be remembered by his family and friends for many things including his patience, kindness, rich sense of humor, and deep appreciation of music.
Jim served in the Navy during the Vietnam War and upon discharge pursued a career in agriculture, receiving his Doctorate in Plant Pathology. He and his family lived in Findlay for the past twenty years as Jim was relocated to Findlay in 1997 to lead a soybean breeding and research station. He made a significant contribution to the development of disease resistant and disease tolerant soybeans during his employment in the seed industry for more than 35 years.
Please send any memorials to the American Brain Tumor Association in his name so that we find a cure for brain cancer. Services are pending.
Arrangements have been entrusted to COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME. Online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.


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