In Memoriam 

Adele (Yetta) Engel Behar

1928- 2016

We are saddened to report the passing of longtime CCS benefactress and philanthropist Adele Engel Behar who died peacefully in her sleep on

August 13 in Tucson. Adele was born in New York to Sarah and Abraham Engel.

A longtime resident of Westport, Connecticut, she had a productive career as an Interior Designer, one of the first female members of the esteemed ‘ASID’-American Society of Interior Designers. Adele and her husband Albert Behar, a Madison Avenue advertising executive, artist and painter who passed in 1989, shared a studio in Westport where they developed the first interior design kit to help teachers, designers and individuals manually scale interior design needs, known as ‘Plan-It-Kit’.  Adele moved to Tucson in 1994 and became very active with the Center for Consciousness Studies, and was active for many years as a SCORE counselor (Senior Core of Retired Executives) in both San Francisco and Tucson. Adele is survived by her daughter Julie Behar (Richard Healey) and

son Andrew Behar (Sara Sackner), 5 grandchildren (Zachary, Elijah and Albert Behar; Leah and Adrian Joyiens); great grandson Nolan Joyiens; sister Hannah Engel; nephew Richard Behar, grand nephew C.J. and her niece Arlene 'Abi' Behar-Montefiore, CCS Assistant Director.

Adele was always ‘there’ for CCS when needed, offering wise counsel and financial support through her Yet-A-Del Foundation.

She had great passion for the science of consciousness, particularly its relation to brain chemistry and neurology.  She will be missed.