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 James Edward “Jim” Breese

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James Edward “Jim” Breese

Birth
Bradford, McKean County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
29 Jul 2020 (aged 89)
Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Burial
Schuylerville, Saratoga County, New York, USA
Plot
Section CW24, Row D, Site 63
Memorial ID
214073184 View Source

James (Jim) Edward Breese, 89, of Ballston Spa, NY, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in the comfort and care of his loving family.

James was born on September 14, 1930 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the son of the late George Edward Jr. and Claire Adeline (Layfield) Breese.

Jim had the unique good fortune of two twenty-year career paths; with his first career as Master Chief SPCM E-9 with the US Navy and his second career as a nuclear refueling specialist with General Electric at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories in Niskayuna, New York.

On June 18, 1955, he married the former Ruth Ellen Strickler in Goshen, Virginia, and together they shared a loving and devoted union of 62 years together.

Jim was an avid sportsman, an active member of the Horse Hunt Club, Hatch Brook Hunt Club, and numerous golf associations. Jim excelled at golfing, hunting, fishing, and cribbage. Jim would brighten any room he entered with his wry sense of humor, commanding presence, and his no nonsense conversation. His optimistic view of life was simply stated by him saying things were “SUPER”. It is this quality of reassurance that he will always be remembered for, along with his signature impressive handshake.

Jim is survived by his three children, Kimberly (Benjamin) Gottfried of Richfield Springs, NY; David Breese and partner Tracey Laniewski of Northville, NY; Alan (Lisa) Breese of Columbia, SC and their three daughters, Samantha, Hannah and Amanda also of Columbia, SC; a brother Richard Breese of Colorado and a sister Cordie Eddy of Bradford, PA; his special friend and neighbor Beverly Valenti; as well as several other good friends and hunting buddies.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ruth, in December 2017.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

James (Jim) Edward Breese, 89, of Ballston Spa, NY, passed away at home on Wednesday, July 29, 2020 in the comfort and care of his loving family.

James was born on September 14, 1930 in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the son of the late George Edward Jr. and Claire Adeline (Layfield) Breese.

Jim had the unique good fortune of two twenty-year career paths; with his first career as Master Chief SPCM E-9 with the US Navy and his second career as a nuclear refueling specialist with General Electric at Knolls Atomic Power Laboratories in Niskayuna, New York.

On June 18, 1955, he married the former Ruth Ellen Strickler in Goshen, Virginia, and together they shared a loving and devoted union of 62 years together.

Jim was an avid sportsman, an active member of the Horse Hunt Club, Hatch Brook Hunt Club, and numerous golf associations. Jim excelled at golfing, hunting, fishing, and cribbage. Jim would brighten any room he entered with his wry sense of humor, commanding presence, and his no nonsense conversation. His optimistic view of life was simply stated by him saying things were “SUPER”. It is this quality of reassurance that he will always be remembered for, along with his signature impressive handshake.

Jim is survived by his three children, Kimberly (Benjamin) Gottfried of Richfield Springs, NY; David Breese and partner Tracey Laniewski of Northville, NY; Alan (Lisa) Breese of Columbia, SC and their three daughters, Samantha, Hannah and Amanda also of Columbia, SC; a brother Richard Breese of Colorado and a sister Cordie Eddy of Bradford, PA; his special friend and neighbor Beverly Valenti; as well as several other good friends and hunting buddies.

He was predeceased by his loving wife, Ruth, in December 2017.

Graveside services with military honors will be held at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

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  • Created by: SJB
  • Added: 4 Aug 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 214073184
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/214073184/james-edward-breese: accessed ), memorial page for James Edward “Jim” Breese (14 Sep 1930–29 Jul 2020), Find a Grave Memorial ID 214073184, citing Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, Saratoga County, New York, USA; Maintained by SJB (contributor 47794520) .