BREEDEN, E. Glenn Jr., 87, retired co-founder of Breeden & Collier Company, Inc., and Breeden & Silver Air Conditioning Distribution Corp., died of respiratory failure on July 22, 2013. Glenn attended VA Tech for one year before joining the Army, and then served in France and Germany in World War II. His decorations included two Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart and the Combat Infantry Badge. Serving in the Reserves, he retired from the military as a Captain in 1964. Glenn attended the University of Glasgow, Scotland, before finishing at VA Tech in 1949. He was a guest lecturer on engineering at several universities. As a charter member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Glenn served on the building committee. He was also a deacon, secretary of the Military Small Group and volunteered where needed. Glenn was an avid traveler who visited 16 foreign countries. He loved golf, music, theater, reading, swimming, tennis, photography and educational programs about history, religion, politics, investments and business management. For Glenn, every day was a new opportunity to learn. Survivors include his daughters, Deborah Louise Breeden (and her goddaughter, Amber Schurr) and Elizabeth Breeden Enright; son-in-law, Doug Enright; grandson, Nicholas Enright; and sister, Charlotte B. Brown of Springfield, Ill. Services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2315 N. Parham Rd., at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial contribution to Trinity Lutheran Church Building Fund. But, to offer your help or service to someone in need is the most fitting way to honor the memory of this quiet and compassionate man, who always looked for ways to help others.
This obituary was originally published in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.