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Robert A. Breon


Robert A. (Bob) Breon, 98, of Middletown, a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend, died on Wednesday, April 10, 2019.

He was born in Sunbury, Northumberland County and was the son of the late George Carmen and Ida Johns Breon. He was the last survivor of his siblings: Elwood, Allena, Harold, Wilden and Roberta. Bob spent his childhood in Sunbury and graduated from Sunbury High School, Class of 1938. He later attended Penn State University.

Bob was a former supervisor and manager at Olmsted Air Force Base and New Cumberland Army Depot-International Logistics Command, beginning his career in 1941 and retiring in 1976. He traveled extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia as a logistician for the Air Force and Army.

Robert was a founding member of Garden Chapel, Middletown, holding many leadership and service positions within his church, was a member of the Shope Garden’s Civic Association and the Lower Swatara Township Lions Club. He was the chairman of the Lower Swatara Township Zoning Hearing Board for 33 years. He played and taught bridge and was a longtime member of the Tuesday Morning Retired Men’s Bowling League at ABC East Lanes.

He was married to Dorothy Crissman Breon for 62 years until her death in 2010 and missed her every day until he died. He is survived by two sons, Randall C., husband of Janice Breon, and Eric A., husband of Deborah Breon, both of Middletown; his daughter Lizabeth Arthurs of Orlando, Fla.; and seven grandchildren, Craig (Melanie), Meredith (Brandon), Philip (Morgan) and Marc (Katie) Breon, Lindsay (Jason) Sweger, Joshua and Hannah Arthurs; two great-grandchildren, Jeremy Reeves and Maxwell Breon and a third on the way. He is also survived by his in-laws and friends Dick and Phyllis Shepley and cousin Reta Moyer. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

A celebration of his life will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16 at Garden Chapel, 468 Edinburgh Dr., Middletown, with the Rev. Paul Maulfair Jr., his pastor, officiating. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Garden Chapel.

Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg.

The family would like to thank his caregivers: Tyonne, Michele, Shayna and Sasha for their compassionate care during the last year of Bob’s life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Garden Chapel, 468 Edinburgh Dr., Middletown, PA 17057.

Arrangements by the Matinchek Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 260 E. Main St., Middletown.

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