Members of the GRVAC are saddened by the loss of their brother, David Behar on October 30. Dave joined the squad in 1976, a few years after he moved to Glen Rock. After his retirement in 2002 from Western Electric, Dave increased his volunteer time with the GRVAC by responding to many day calls in addition to his regular Monday night shift. “Covering day calls is the most difficult problem facing most ambulance corps and the GRVAC was fortunate to have someone like Dave Behar, who was retired and was willing to respond,” said GRVAC Chief Ed Esposito.
Dave held the office of GRVAC President, President of the 20th District of the New Jersey State First Aid Council, and was the GRVAC’s Delegate to this organization for 20 years. He retired from the squad a few years ago but remained in touch with many of the members.
Serving others was always in Dave’s blood….as boy scout when he was young and later serving his country in the United States Army as a Specialist Fourth Class stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, from 1963 to 1965. Afterwards, he served four years as a Sergeant in the Army Reserves.
Dave leaves behind his wife, Susan, three daughters and five grandchildren.
In honor of our fallen brother, the GRVAC will display a purple and black funeral bunting on our building and fly the American flag at half mast for a period of 30 days.
Dave Behar, in red sweater, with GRVAC life members at the 2017 GRVAC Installation and Awards Dinner earlier this year.