Gloria A. Behrendt

  • Born: July 5, 1936
  • Died: February 16, 2019
  • Location: Sheffield Lake, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

32000 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011
Tel. (440) 937-6175

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Mom, Grammie and Great-Grammie.

Gloria A. Behrendt, age 82, longtime resident of Sheffield Lake and Village, OH passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019. She was born July 5, 1936 to parents Theodore and Charlotte Blazejewski.

Gloria was the secretary at Sheffield Lake Schools for 31 years and served on the School Board for ten additional years upon her retirement. She was the past president of SSLCEA (School Employees Association) for 25 years. She was the girls' volleyball coach at SMS for 6 years, a past officer in Tennyson PTO, coach for Girls' Softball in City League as well as for Diamond Lils'. Gloria enjoyed vacationing in Las Vegas and going on cruises. She loved her family and especially spending time with her grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, Brad (Joyce) and Brian (Chrissy) Behrendt; grandchildren Ashley, Amanda, Allyssa, Lindsay and Hunter; great-grandchildren Jamey, Jacob, Joshua and Liam; and sister-in-law Sandra Sabol. Preceding her in death are her parents, husband of 50 years Melvin Behrendt, brother Ted Blaze, son Bruce and grandson Anthony.

Memorial contributions may be forwarded to St. Teresa of Avila, 1878 N Abbe Rd, Sheffield, OH 44054. Friends may call at BUSCH FUNERAL HOME 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon, OH on Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral service to take place the following morning at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial to follow at Ridge Hill Memorial Park.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Posted by Joe Plezia - Amherst, OH   February 24, 2019

Dear Brad, Brian and family,
I just learned of the passing of your mom. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I truly adored your mom. She made teaching at the middle school a joy. She was always there for me when it came to helping out at school dances, the morning WSMS broadcasts and the Brookside drama ventures. She was a true friend and confidant. I know she will be missed by the many whose lives she touched. I consider myself blessed that she was a part of my life. God bless and rest in peace, dear friend.

Posted by Alan Klesh - Akron, OH - Coworker   February 22, 2019

Brad so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Posted by Larry and Sharon Gwinner - Bayview, OH - Friend   February 21, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of Mrs Behrendt passing. She was so kind and thoughtful to others. She was a wonderful lady and friend to all who knew her. She will be missed.

Posted by Bonnie King - Sheffield Lake, OH   February 21, 2019

Dear Brad and Brian, we are so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a lot of fun to work with. She was always so invested in the schools and the community. She was so proud of you boys. She will be missed by many.

Posted by lawrence and nancy brenstuhl - avon, OH - Friend   February 21, 2019

Brad and Brian, I send my sincerest condolences to you and your families. Your mom was a one-of-a-kind terrific person. Her insight and intelligence was always spot on! However, I will always remember her for her great sense of humor. I will never forget Gloria!

Posted by Resa Kresge-Wiseman - Beachwood, OH   February 20, 2019

Gloria & Mel - were such a delightful couple to be around. I met them while Mel was getting into riding his Harley motorcycle. Then later found out, they were the Mother & Father in law to my cousin Chrissy. So it was a delight to run into them both a family functions. They both had such beautiful spirits. May God's precious peace be upon Brian, Chrissy, Alyssa, Linsey, Hunter and all family members to this lovely lady.

Posted by Debra Haynes - Grafton, OH - Family   February 19, 2019

Prayers are with your family. I use to live in Sheffield lake and worked with Gloria. She will be missed .

Posted by Jeannie Brauer (Kemer) - Arizona, AZ - Friend   February 19, 2019

Brian and Brad, our thoughts and prayers are out to you and your families. Your mom and Dad and you guys were like a second family to me. If there is anything you need please let us know.

Sleeve Jar-El, Betty Jarrell and Family

Posted by Steve Jarrell - Charleston, WV - Friend   February 19, 2019


Posted by A friend   February 19, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers to Brad and Brian.Gloria was a wonderful person.Sara Malloy and Family.

Posted by A friend   February 19, 2019

Gloria's kind demeanor and kind words always brought solace to many. She could be tough when necessary, but was always sensitive to the needs of others. I considered her to be a close friend. I often sought her advice on many issues at the Middle School. Brian and Brad, I send condolences from myself and Donna. As I am recovering from surgery I will not be able to attend services, but will be thinking of you and your families.

Posted by Joe & Donna Malick - Lorain, OH   February 19, 2019

I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Brittany Lanning - Sheffield lake, OH - Neighbor   February 18, 2019

What a lovely woman. I remember when one of my daughters had the incorrect time for a school trip and missed the bus. She was inconsolable and Gloria just wrapped her up in her arms and loved her til she could settle down... this at a time when teachers were very careful about physical touch. We were forever grateful.

Susan Hatch

Posted by Susan Hatch - sheffield lake, OH - Acquaintance   February 18, 2019


So very sorry for your loss. Gloria was a good neighbor and friend Know she is now in the hands of of Lord and free of all pain and suffering May the Lord bless the entire family at this time and always. RIP Gloria

Posted by Dee Seman - Sheffield Lake, OH - Neighbor   February 18, 2019

Gloria was an amazing lady!! I remember being an office aide with her in Middle School. She always had a smile and hug for everyone! Heaven gained a true angel. So very sorry for all who love her. Brian and Brad, my deepest condolences to you and your families. Praying for you all!
Love you Gloria! Tracey Mudrak

Posted by Tracey Mudrak - Elyria, OH - Friend   February 18, 2019

Prayers and peace to your family

Posted by James Monagon - Sheffield lake, OH - Acquaintance   February 18, 2019

Wonderful description of what was important to this lady! You have a lovely life here to celebrate, Brad and family. Sending you much love, Jerry Thompson

Posted by Jerry Thompson - Cambridge, OH - Friend   February 17, 2019

Prayers for the whole family, we never met but did talk on the phone,we had come to Cleveland and we thought we would be able to see your folks. Your Dad corky his name to me. I'm the daughter of Arthur
Behrendt, his brother. I live in Az.i am on Facebook with your Aunt Sandy. Sorry for your loss .

Posted by Norita Brown - Tempe, AZ - Family   February 17, 2019

Brian, we just talked about your mom a few weeks ago. Prayers for you and the rest of the family but Gloria is at peace with your dad and brother. Blessings.

Posted by Debbie Hughes - Sheffield Lake, OH - Friend   February 17, 2019

Brad, Brian and family I am so very sorry for the passing of your mother. She was a great friend and a kind person and I will always remember our vacations together and the fun we had. Also planning showers and weddings for you boysl She will be missed by all who knew her. God Bless and may she rest in peace. Rose

Posted by , Rosemarie Kordich - Sheffield Lake, OH - Friend   February 17, 2019

Prayers and hugs for all of Brad and Brian's Behrendt Family. Sorry for your loss.

Posted by Theresa Gombos - Wickenburg, AZ - Acquaintance   February 17, 2019

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