Craig Behrend shows off a 20-pound fish that he caught near CEI’s Avon Lake Power Plant in April 2002.
Craig Behrend suffered foot injuries while playing football at Learwood Middle School that cut his athletic career short.
Craig Behrend played soccer when he was in the 4th grade.
Craig Behrend and his mom, Betty, hug in the kitchen when he was around 10.
Craig Behrend went fishing during a Valentine’s Day trip to Florida in February 2009.
Craig Behrend swims with Riley the pug in 2003.
Craig Behrend, center, with his son, Mark, on his shoulders is pictured with his wife, Casie, and father, Ernie, at the 2009 Relay for Life.
Craig Behrend married Casie Moran on July 3, 2004, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Avon Lake.
Craig Behrend, center, is flanked by his sister Brenda Behrend and his then-girlfriend Casie Moran, on the left, and his sister Cindy Zanny and her husband, Chuck, in June 2003.
Craig Behrend makes a funny face for this school picture from the early 1990s.
Craig Behrend , 4, dressed up as G. I. Joe on many Halloweens, including this one in 1988.
Casie and Craig Behrend play in the snow in the winter of 2003.
Craig Behrend smiles on June 6, 2003, after completing Army basic training.
Craig Behrend, pictured at age 2 ½ with his parents, Betty and Ernie Behrend, in 1986.
Craig, 2, pretends to fix his plastic tricycle.
Craig Behrend and his 1-year-old son, Mark, sit in front of Avon Lake High School for the Memorial Day parade in 2008.
Craig Behrend, 1 ½, tests out playground equipment at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in April 1985.
Craig Behrend, age 1, appears to have found something amusing in the newspaper in December 1984.
A truck with the word “Hotshots” on its side happened to come into view when this snapshot of Craig Behrend was taken in 2006.
Craig Behrend, his wife, Casie, and their son, Mark, then 1 ½, posed for this family portrait in December 2007.
Craig’s Army of Hope team at the 2008 Relay for Life, from the left, are Craig Behrend, Casie Behren, Pat Evans and Brandon Baker.
Craig Behrend was part of the wedding party when his friend, Josh Burckhardt, got married Sept. 5, 2009. Pictured, from the left, are Artie Haughey, Josh, Craig and Aaron Warrington.
Craig Behrend, 2, gets ready to try out his uncle’s forklift.