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James P. "Jim" Breon

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James P. 'Jim' Breon August 19, 1936 - June 6, 2013 James P. "Jim" Breon, 76, of Loganton, passed away Thursday, June 6, 2013, at Hershey Medical Center. He was born in Lock Haven on Aug. 19, 1936, the son of the late Parse H. and Cecelia M. Lamey Breon. Jim was a 1954 graduate of Sugar Valley High School. On June 9, 1957, in Tylersville, he married the former E. Carol McCaleb, who survives in Loganton. Jim was a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1955 to 1959, and obtaining the rank of staff sergeant. Following his service in the military, he worked for General Electric. In 1962, he began his employment at Penn State University in the Meteorological Department, retiring in 1997 after 35 years of service. Jim was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Tylersville and treasurer for the Tylersville Cemetery Association. He was also past president of the Tylersville Community Cable Association. Jim was an avid hunter and enjoyed farming. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-granddaughter, especially taking them for rides on his Gator. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Jeffrey P. Breon, of Loganton; a daughter, Lori S. (Jeff) Vanino, of Sinking Springs; five brothers, Richard, of Loganton, Terry, of Tylersville, Donald, of Cammal, Jack, of Tennessee, and Barry, of McElhattan; a sister, Sherri Gardner, of McElhattan; five grandchildren, Jordan, Garth and Ryan Breon, and Derek and Bradley Vanino; and a great-granddaughter, Eve Breon. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepfather, Jason Breon, and a sister, Shelby Rhinehart. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 11 a.m., at St. John's United Church of Christ, Route 880, Tylersville, with the Rev. Roger Snyder officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Tylersville Cemetery. Friends and family will be received Monday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Donald G. Walker Funeral Home Inc., 231 High St., Flemington. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Tylersville Cemetery Association, in care of Gary Stover, 41 Old Hill Road, Loganton, PA 17747. Online condolences may be sent by visiting

Published in Centre Daily Times on June 9, 2013
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