Aida F. Behler Obituary 2024

Aida F. Behler | Obituary

Aida F. Behler

Aida F. Behler, 62, of Deer Lake, passed away on Thursday, May 16, at her residence, with her family at her side. Aida was born in Castañer, Puerto Rico, on September 19, 1961, the daughter of the late Reta Jane (Grady) and Caleb Hoffer Frantz.

Survived By

  • Husband: Thomas Behler
  • Daughter: Erin, wife of Greg Fiorentino
  • Son: Andrew Behler, husband of Laura
  • Son: Mark Behler, fiancé of Danielle Fundakowski
  • Grandchildren: Clara, Caleb, Lydia, Jackson, and Adalynn
  • Brothers: Irvic, Elman, and John Frantz


Aida earned a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Juniata College. She worked at the family business, Behler Patterns, for many years as the office manager, while also taking care of her three children full-time.

Aida was a passionate Zumba instructor, teaching classes at the Recreation Center in Schuylkill Haven and the Strausstown Senior Center. She loved crafting and frequently participated in craft fairs in the area. She also organized the annual Deer Lake 5k for many years in support of breast cancer and multiple sclerosis research.

Celebration of Life Service

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, May 24, at 11 a.m. at Hamilton-Breiner Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Orwigsburg.

There will be a visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be private.

As this is a celebration of Aida’s vibrant life, the family would like everyone to know that dressing in color is acceptable. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to METAvivor, 1783 Forest Drive #184, Annapolis, MD, 21401 (or online at, an organization supporting research for those battling metastatic breast cancer.