Steven Charles Behre, of Sunset Beach, North Carolina, passed away suddenly on July 7th, 2015 at his father’s home in Seven Lakes, North Carolina. He was 52 years old. He was born on April 11th, 1963 in Summit, New Jersey to Claire and Roger Behre. The fourth of six children, he was raised entirely in New Providence, New Jersey. He played football and baseball, and graduated from New Providence High School in 1981.
After attending Florida Southern University, he returned to New Providence and spent over twenty years as a steamfitter with Local #475 in Newark. He had spent the last five years living in Sunset Beach, where he loved taking his dogs for a walk on the beach every day. Despite the move, his love for New Jersey never wavered, and he returned to Middlesex frequently.
He was an avid fan of the New York Yankees, New York Giants, and New York Rangers, always keeping up with how the teams were doing and watching them whenever he could. When he wasn’t spending time with his family, working, or watching his favorite teams, he could be found with his golden retriever Kelly, and later, Lucky.
He also loved target shooting, bowling, and was an avid photographer. His Harley Davidson motorcycle never spent much time in the garage, and it wasn’t uncommon to find him doing motorcycle runs for different local charities and causes. Last, but not least, Steve was a true patriot, and anybody who knew him knew about his love for the United States of America.
Steve is survived by his father, Roger Behre of Seven Lakes, North Carolina; sister, Karen Halada, and her husband, Charles, of Middlesex, New Jersey; brothers, Walter Behre, and wife, Rebecca, of Moscow, Idaho, Jim Behre and wife, Sharon, of Johns Creek, Georgia, and Charles Behre of Thousand Oaks, California; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his mother, Claire, and his sister, Suzanne Winn.
A visitation will be Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Wm. A. Bradley & Son Funeral Home, 345 Main Street, Chatham, NJ 07928. A funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 13, 2015 in the funeral home. Cremation will be private. Donations can be made in Steven’s name to Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.