John T. Behnken, 65, of Wappingers Falls, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020 at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on November 18, 1954; he was the son of the late John and Agnes (O'Shaughnessy) Behnken. He graduated from Carmel High School in 1973. He earned his private Pilot's License in 1976 and his Commercial License & Multiengine Rating in 1987. John started JB Appliance Service in 1983. He then worked in commercial air conditioning and refrigeration until 2015. John is survived by his two sons, Kenneth J. Behnken, his wife, Ariela, and their children: Troy, Derek & Aria of Poughkeepsie, and Kyle P. Behnken and his girlfriend, Jennifer Rathjen of Wappingers Falls. Other survivors include brother, Thomas Behnken and his wife Marie and their children: Jonathan, Daniel & Amanda of Carmel, and his former wife, Joy Maryniak of Wappingers Falls. Memorial Service to be held on Sunday, August 9 from 1-3 PM at Delehanty Funeral Home, 64 E. Main St., Wappingers Falls.
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