Bruce Michael Behrens, 67, of Romney, WV passed away suddenly March 22nd at his residence. Born August 15th, 1949 in the City of New York, he was the son of the late Maurice Francis and Audrey (McLeod) Behrens.
Bruce is survived by his mother, Audrey (McLeod) Behrens of Lancaster, PA. His loving wife of 29 years, Ann Marie (Dotzel) Behrens. Two sons; Lucas Alan Behrens and girlfriend Rachel Forlifer of Hagerstown, MD and Jason Christopher Behrens of Knoxville, TN. One daughter, Jaya Nonthakan and husband John of York, PA. One brother, Grant Behrens and wife Kathy of Lancaster, PA. One sister, Laura Kelley and husband Larry of Roswell, GA. Bruce is also survived by many cousins, nieces, and nephews who adored him.
Bruce grew up in New York City and attended Stoneybrook College. He became a cab driver in Manhattan then hitchhiked across the United States to find himself. He eventually found his love for carpentry when he built his first house without any power tools. Later, he became an expert carpenter and built a successful historic renovation business in Middleburg, VA. Bruce settled in West Virginia where he met the love of his life, Ann. Not only were they husband and wife, but also best friends. He was a devoted father, involved in Boy Scouts, and taught Sunday School. He shared a love of books with his sons that will continue on. Bruce loved to garden, sculpt, and make people laugh. He will be most remembered for his big heart and quick wit.
A funeral mass will be held Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Romney with Fr. Paul Mundumoozhikara officiating. Following the mass, a memorial visitation will be held at Shaffer Funeral Home in Romney from 12 Noon until 2:00 PM.
Please direct inquiries to Shaffer Funeral Home, (304) 822-3511.