Behe, Caroline M. (Leja), 94 of Lilly, passed away September 29, 2021 at UPMC - Altoona Hospital. Born November 7, 1926 in Portage the daughter of John and Mary (Wojcik) Leja. Deceased family members include her parents, loving husband James Milton Behe; son, James John “Buzzy” Behe; brothers, Stanley, Bernard, Frank, and Andy Leja; and sisters, Nellie Jordan, Irene Leja, and Jean Schrift, who passed away several hours after Caroline. Survived by children, Barbara (Robert) Ruffley; Sally Wilcox Santon; and John F. Behe; 6 Grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Also survived by daughter-in-law, Linda Behe and sister-in-law, Jean; and numerous nieces and nephews. Caroline enjoyed cooking, canning, baking pies, and gardening. Her fudge was absolutely amazing. She also had a genuine love for all animals. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until time of funeral services at 1 p.m., Friday at the Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage, with Pastor Jerry Zuvers, officiating. Committal will be in St. Brigids Cemetery, Lilly. Online condolences may be at serenkoclaarfuneralhome.com.
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