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David S. Behr

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Aspen, CO Colorado

Basalt resident David S. Behr died on Tuesday, March 17, 2009. He was born on Oct. 14, 1954.

David grew up in Rockford, Ill. He graduated in 1972 from Rockford Guilford High School. He attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison and graduated from the University of Denver in 1976. Following college, David worked in the metals industry at Joseph Behr and Sons, a family-owned business. However, David was imbued with his own entrepreneurial spirit. With the support of his family he ventured out on his own. Attuned to opportunity, he embraced a new technology and visualized the potential of the Internet. He subsequently created what has become a world premiere website providing comprehensive metals information and pricing for the metals industry. Today, David’s creation, Metalprices.com, continues to be a thriving successful business.

In 1992, David met the love of his life, Peggy. They married and moved to Basalt, which was an ideal location to pursue their passions. For Peggy, it was to continue coaching figure skating. For David it was flyfishing the local waters. They had two beautiful children, Dylan and Sari.

David was an avid fly fisherman and was known to travel the world on a moment’s notice in pursuit of rare game fish. He was known as “Gearman” to the flyfishing community.

David also had a love for the outdoors, landscaping, art, photography and animals including two cats, a rabbit and an eclectic collection of exotic reptiles.

David will be fondly remembered for his witty sense of humor.

David was a loving son, husband, father, brother, friend and employer who insisted on spoiling all of his family and friends with his generosity.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy, son Dylan (age 12), daughter Sari (age 10) his parents, Lon and Dick, and siblings Jeff, Mike and Jodi.

Donations can be made to the David Behr Memorial Fund, c/o Mike Taets, Timberline Bank in Aspen. The fund will be used to teach local children the art of flyfishing and help ensure the health of David’s favorite rivers.


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