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Robert G. Breighner

July 14, 1932 ~ July 7, 2020 (age 87)

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Robert G. “Jerry” Breighner, 87, of Littlestown, PA, entered God's eternal care, Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born July 14, 1932 in Adams County, PA, he was the son of the late Carl J. and Bernadette (Feeser) Breighner.  Jerry was the loving husband of Viola “Sue” (Hankey) Breighner with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.

Jerry was a veteran of the United States Air Force, having served his country proudly during the Korean War.

Jerry was a member of St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church, Littlestown, PA, where he taught CCD and was involved with the CYO.   He was a little league baseball coach in the Littlestown area for many years when his children were growing up.

Jerry was a 1951 graduate of Delone Catholic High School.  He was the founder and former owner and operator of Breighner Tire and Auto, Littlestown, PA.  Jerry was a territory manager for Firestone before founding Breighner Tire and Auto.

Jerry was a member and former Commander of the Littlestown VFW Post #6954, a member and former Commander of the Littlestown American Legion Post #321, and a former board member and past-president of the Littlestown School Board.  In his retirement he was a crossing-guard for Littlestown School District

Jerry enjoyed walking, and spending time with his family.

In addition to his loving wife, Viola, Jerry is survived by his children, Wilhelmina “Willi” Blank of Abbottstown, PA, Randy Breighner of Littlestown, PA, Victoria Redding of Littlestown, PA, Mary Anne Taylor of Littlestown, PA, and Robert G. Breighner, Jr. of Dallastown, PA; ten grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; one sister, Pat Millar of New Oxford, PA.  He was preceded in death by three brothers, Dick Breighner, William Breighner, and John Breighner; and two sisters, Helen Rider and Betty Kuhn.

In compliance with health and public safety directives due to the COVID-19 virus, the service for Jerry will be held privately at Ft. Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA.

Contributions in memory of Jerry may be made to St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 29 South Queen Street, Littlestown, PA 17340.

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