You and your siblings gave your mom the most beautiful tribute I've ever seen.
I will share with others who knew, respected and loved your mom. She sure made her impact on the world and added greatly to its goodness. I know you all will miss her greatly, she was an inspiration and great support to me. I'm so glad she had a long and full life. She meant so much to others and cared deeply. I wish you and your family unending blessings.
Thank you for sending us the beautiful memorial of your dear mother. What a truly remarkable woman she was! It's wonderful that she was able to fulfill all of her dreams and have such a loving family to share in her joys. I am sure she will be greatly missed, but always remembered with much love. Sincerely, Jan and John
I just leaned of your mothers passing. She taught me I could live life the way I wanted to and I am forever grateful to her for that lesson
After I moved away, I always thought I would see her again but I never came back to Ohio. RIP Alice. Beatrice.
To the Breece's and families
Cathe, I received your card and remember so wells itch happiness taking your mother to Korean village in Seoul while you were at work. Our daughter Eun Mi was 8 years at the time and birthday is same day as your mother. They had an instant connection and for years your mother sent her a card every birthday they shared. Eun Mi named your mother Ae Sook because she thought it sounded like Alice. Ae Sook has the meaning of Love in Korean. Eun Mi is at college now and I will send your card to her. Even though it has been a few years since we heard from her the pain is deep in my heart. I found the picture of you and Alice with Seung-Ho by our store and I will mail to you. Our deep sympathy to you and all family. Sueng-ho, Eun-Ah, and Eun Mi
Hello Breece Family Members--
Today the memorial booklet for your mother arrived; thanks to Connie for sending it. It is clear that Alice was a woman of accomplishment, and I think you have memorialized her very beautifully. I have let Ellen's siblings know that Alice is gone, and given them this e-mail address. You may hear from them. It is a blessing when one's mother lives to a great age and is lucid and healthy, as my mother, now 90, is. How wonderful it is to have good memories, as you all do. Doug
I would like you to know that Alice always has a special place in my heart, she was truly a remarkable woman, your title is well chosen. She was my second mom and I am appreciative of all that she did for me.
I still carry my four leaf clover everywhere with me, I can honestly say that is all that I have left from my teen years ( I kept only the best part) and all that I really need.
Thank you Connie for sending me the memorial pamphlet, even in her passing I continue to learn more about Alice, truly amazing...
Thank you for sharing your REMARKABLE Mother with me when you came to town. You have been a most remarkable daughter giving her such care and support over these past years. Your memory card for her remembrance could not have been nicer. Many of us will share it with others who may not have known her, but with this creation, you, Tom, and Cathe are spreading her energy farther than you know.
But where is a picture of Alice playing scrabble??? I always think of her when mention of that game comes up. I bet you can make up any words you want in heaven!
I was so moved by your card recalling and celebrating Alice's life. Thank you so much for sharing this tremendous tribute to a life well lived and a woman so loved!
To The Family, Thanks for thinking of John and me...I when always remember when John Jr. prepared his first Thanksgiving dinner and Alice calling me to say how proud she was of him. Louise Metcalfe and family.
Thank you for sending the Memorial booklet of Alice, I loved reading through it and will share it with my Genealogy site if you don't mind. May the Lord Continue to hold family and Friends at this loss of a wonderful Woman. I'm honored to have known her through many letters of me asking about the family and many many letters she responded back. May She RIP.
Family of Dr Alice Breece
On behalf of the faculty students and alumni of Miami University, I write to offer my condolences on the death of Alice. I hope this note provides some comfort. The passing of a loved one is never easy, but be assured you have the support of the entire Miami family. We are saddened by the loss of Dr. Breece, but very proud to call her a Miamian
Vice President Univeristy Advancement
Alice was a truly wonderful woman and like a grandmother to me. We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Breece family.
To Chuck, Cathe, Connie, Tom,
I know you all know what a very special Mom you had. A very pleasant woman who was always willing to share her extensive knowledge to those who asked. She had her own style, a very caring neighbor and I always admired her care for her health. She was happy with who she was and what she wanted to become and she accomplished and experienced many great things with and in her life. She was 'one of a kind'!!
I had the chance of meeting Alice just once or twice. My husband was Wells Brown Grogan of Madison, WI and they had known each other in West Bend, WI in the early 1940's. Brownie, as he was then known, had been guarding the West Bend airport at night as a high schoool student in exchange for flying lessons. After graduating from high school, he joined the Air Force and flew flying fortresses from a base in Italy during World War II. They connected again just about ten years ago on Cape Cod where my husband and I had retired and her daughter brought her to the Cape to see Brownie. It did not take long to see what a wonderful person Alice was. The joy on both their faces when they were remembering some of their contacts in West Bend was marvelous to see. I did not know that she had been overseas during the war and all her other accomplishments. It is sad to have someone leave us who has had such an appreciation for life. Brownie was taken from us suddenly on December 7, 2010. May you be comforted by the many good memories you have for Alice. Helen Grogan, Orleans, MA
Dear Pete & Cathe,
So sad to hear of your loss. Thanks for sharing a bit more about Alice's life. she had a full and rewarding life.
Thinking of you both.
What an amazing, brilliant woman.
We certainly recognize the " stuff" that Cathe is made of...TWO outstanding persons,
Mother and daughter.
God rest her soul. Walt
Indeed, sad, but it seems clear that she had a life to be celebrated for both its length and breadth. You have our deepest sympathies for your loss.
Dear Pete and Cathe,
I am very sorry to learn that Cathe's mom has passed away. Reading about her, made me a bit jealous: I wish that I had been on of the lucky ones to know her and treasure her friendship. It is never easy when somone from the realm of our daily physical existance to the next placed, but none the less they are always still with us and within us.
My heartfelt sympathy to you both during this period.
My sincerest condolences to Cathe and yourself. She was a woman who lived life to the fullest. I am sure she will be missed.
Kyle & Liang
Pete and Cathe: Our sympathy for your loss. Don & Bonnie
The prayers of Triumphant Cross Lutheran
Church are with Alice's family..
Pam and I join in sending you our deepest condolences on the death of your wonderful mother, Cathe. What an accomplished and talented woman she was.
It's sad to loose someone as "near and dear" as your mother; our thoughts are with you Cathe!
Sounds like your mom had a really full life, you must be very proud of her. Linda and I send our deepest sympathies.
Dear Cathe and Pete
We send our compassionate sympathy in this time of mourning for your dear Mother, Cathe. The obituary that you sent describes an extraordinary human who must have been such an inspiration to her children and theirs, and to whole communities of fellow citizens through her wartime service and the youngsters and parents she served as a teacher, a model American who surely typified the "greatest generation". She must have surrounded you these many years with devoted love and shared much happiness. God Bless these memories that will dwell in your souls forever.
Norm and Vickie
very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time,
Peter and Doris
Pete and Cathe: Our sympathy for your loss. Don & Bonnie
My condolences to the family. What a lovely mother,women, and mentor she was to all of us who had a chance of having this incrediable women in our lives. She taught us all such beautiful life skills that we will cherish forever! Our lives will be forever changed without OUR ALICE.
I remember Alice as bright, witty, challenging, insightful and so, so caring. We worked together during her second career in the counseling profession. Alice, thanks for all your gifts. Job well done. Rest in peace.
Alice, you have been an inspiration in the way you created your own unique and special life, and continued to cherish it every day. You were a trail-blazer in many ways! We miss you.
Alice we will miss you, a friend of ours reminded us that you were a woman who defined who you were, instead of letting the world define you...
To me, Alice Breece allowed, encouraged, fostered us to be "childlike". Alice is that person, that comes into your life who understands that life is to be enjoyed, filled with humor, while persuing the serious. We, especially I, at Westminster Village, were incredibly, fortunately Blessed with Alice.
Its Easter Sunday and a special day for Mother Rest in Peace with all our love
It's Easter Sunday and we are all thinking about you and love you -- Cathe
Thank you for posting the obituary in the local paper here in Dayton.
Your mother was one special lady.
Our condolences are with you in this time of loss and grief.
Beth and Keith Engelhardt
I am a member of Triummphant Cross Lutheran church in Trotwood, Ohio and
remember Alice very much when she attended. She always had a smile on her face and a pleasure to be with. It was nice when her daughter sent us her picture and new address before Christmas last year. It sounds like
she lived a full life and was a pleasure to know. I will share this
news with members and Triumphant Cross today.
Sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Great lady and helped me through so much after my divorce. I loved Alice so much...