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Georgia N. Behuniak

Posted By DeBord Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory On March 24, 2017 @ 3:25 pm In Obituaries | 7 Comments

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Georgia N. Behuniak, 98, passed away on March 23, 2017 at Landis Homes.  She was the wife of the late George Behuniak who preceded her in death.  Born in Ringgold, LA., she was the daughter of the late James R. and Lois V. (Bryan) Norman.

She proudly served in the U.S. Army during WWII where she was assigned to the 1st Base Post Office stationed in England then to the 23 Base Post Office in England.  During this time, she received the African European Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, the WWII Victory Medal as well as the Meritorious Unit Service Plaque.

After serving in the military, Georgia spent much of her career as a seamstress working at the VA Hospital in Montrose, NY and a clothing designer for her own business, Westchester Woman.

In her spare time, she enjoyed cooking, quilting, knitting, watercolor painting, gardening, volunteering her time at the Lancaster Literacy Center, genealogy and story writing.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Lancaster, PA.

She is survived by her two daughters, Lois Ayers (wife of Philip) of Roanoke, VA and Marsha Shirk of Lancaster, PA and a son, George Behuniak (husband of Susan) of Hopewell Junction, NY.  Also surviving are grandchildren Jason Behuniak, Heather Blue and Emily Walsh and great-grandchildren Adrian Miller, Nadia and Keira Behuniak, and numerous loving nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by sisters, Faye Langston, Mary Pinchera and brother James Norman.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend a Life Celebration service in the EAST Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 on Monday, March 27, 2017 at 2:00 PM.

Interment will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.  Contributions may be made in her memory to The Landis Homes Giving Fund. 


Condolences for the family of “Georgia N. Behuniak”

Condolence from Pamela Davis on March 25th, 2017 10:51 am

So sorry for your loss. Praying for each of you.

Condolence from Tom Barthelmes on March 26th, 2017 1:24 pm

My condolences for your loss…Georgia was my ‘Great Aunt Mel’, and one of my fondest childhood memories was visiting her at her home in Pennsylvania. It was the first time I had ever seen lightning bugs, so she gave my sisters and me jars to catch them in. She very thoughtfully sent me a letter with a newspaper article all about them after I had returned home, along with a beautiful quilt that is still on my bed in my home. She was a wonderful woman, and I’m grateful that she was a part of my life.

Condolence from Mike and Kathy. Bowers on March 27th, 2017 1:05 pm

Your Mother had a amazing life !! A good run you might say she was always so sweet to be around.
I know you will miss her everyday but know that she walks with you always.
We send our love to you and I’m here if you need a shoulder
Mike & Kathy

Condolence from Beth Wade on March 28th, 2017 2:17 pm

Your mother was a wonderful example of a life well lived. She was a shining star to everyone who was lucky enough to meet her. Her star in heaven is shining down on you and your family. We are so glad that she was in our lives.

Phil and I are here for you.

Love to you and your family,
Phil and Beth

Condolence from Diana Stager on March 29th, 2017 1:28 pm

Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the death of your mother. We met her some years ago at a Mother’s Day brunch at LTYC. She and my Mother would have enjoyed a conversation about their common interests of sewing and design. What a life she led. So many accomplishments!
Take care,
Diana and Jim

Condolence from Steve Behuniak on April 17th, 2017 8:21 pm

Marsha, Lois and George,

Sorry to hear that your Mom had passed. Willene and I enjoyed our visits with her in PA and having her as our guest at our home in IL. What a remarkable lady! The quick wit and great attitude always impressed us. My late old car friend, John, from MI also liked to be with Mel when we would take her to dinner as part of our annual trips to the Hershey Old Car Show every October in Hershey, PA. Rest in peace Mel, you enjoyed a long and fulfilling life.

Steve Behuniak
Belvidere, IL

Condolence from Diane Behuniak Howser on April 19th, 2017 9:02 pm

Steve Behuniak is my brother, from his meetings with your mother, I felt I knew her. Beautiful lady and a great tribute to her long life. I believe she did a geneology of the Behuniak family , remember my mother giving her information about our family. Peace be with all of you.

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