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Warren Sliker Breon

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  • "Thinking of your family."
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  • "Thank you for your service to our country! R.I.P."

Warren Sliker Breon May 8, 1927 November 17, 2013 Warren Sliker Breon, 86, of Bellefonte, passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, November 17, 2013, after a long struggle with heart disease. Although he was not expected to survive a 1980 heart attack, through the Grace of God and careful attention to his health, he beat the odds and lived to enjoy a close relationship with his family through four generations. Born May 8, 1927, in Axemann, he was the third and youngest child of the late Leonard Andrew and Helen Irene (Sliker) Breon. On October 20, 1947, in Cumberland, Md., he married the former Julia Virginia "Judy" Ranio, who survives. They recently celebrated 66 years of marriage. Warren was always a hard worker. Growing up in Axemann during the Great Depression, he first delivered the Harrisburg Evening News by bicycle to his neighbors. A 1945 graduate of Bellefonte High School in the commercial course, Warren was drafted at the end of World War II and served in the U.S. Army from August, 1945, to November, 1946, as a Private First Class in the Headquarters Division of the Quartermaster Corps of the U.S. Army at Camp Lee, Virginia. He was a nearly lifelong member of St. John's United Church of Christ in Bellefonte, and faithfully attended services as long as his health permitted. After the war, Warren returned to working for his father, assisting in his insurance agency, bowling alley and sporting goods store in Bellefonte. In 1956, he went out on his own and started the Breon Insurance Agency in Bellefonte, which he successfully built up and managed until his retirement in 1989. He also worked as a preparer of federal income tax returns for 60 years, until 2005. Even after his retirement he was actively engaged in maintaining his rental property in downtown Bellefonte. Warren's greatest delight was his family, whom he sincerely and truly loved. He was a problem-solver, and could always be found deep in thought and suggesting ways to make life a little bit easier for his loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Judy; his daughters, Sharon (Ronald) Reigh, of Buffalo Run and Catherine (Ralph) Houser, of Valley View; his grandchildren, Ginger (John) Espigh, of Pleasant Gap, Shawn (Holly) Reigh, of Fleming, Justin (Lilia) Houser, of Newark, Del. and Jamilyn Houser, of Valley View; and his great-grandchildren, Rebecca and Wyatt McCool, of Pleasant Gap, and Jameson and Clayton Reigh, of Fleming. He is also survived by his sister, Eloise Hoover, of Pleasant Gap and Mount Pleasant; and his brother, Elwood (Alice) Breon, of State College. He is also survived by many brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces; and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Warren Leonard "Bunny" Breon, on February 27, 1954 and Daniel Allen "Danny" Breon, on February 3, 1987; and several brothers-in-law; and sisters-in-law. Over the years, Warren enjoyed many activities. In his younger years, he liked to hunt and fish, and later, he enjoyed following the sport of horse racing. He spent many happy hours with his buddies watching the races. He also enjoyed automobiles, especially Cadillacs. In his retirement, he enjoyed spending time with his family and spent many hours with his wife and grandson tracing family histories and documenting local cemetery inscriptions for the genealogical society. He was an avid follower of current events. He loved the music of the Big Band era, and listened to it constantly, whether at home or in the car. Two highlights in his life were the trips that he took with his wife, his brother, and sister-in-law to Branson, Mo., to see the shows there. He also loved to watch old movies and Penn State football. He was a 32nd degree Mason. The family will receive friends from 13 p.m., on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 North Spring Street, Bellefonte. The funeral service will follow visitation at 3 p.m., at the funeral home, with the Rev. Anne Smith, his pastor, officiating. Burial will be made in Union Cemetery, Bellefonte. Military graveside services will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. John's United Church of Christ, 145 W. Linn St., Bellefonte, PA 16823. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wetzlerfuneralhome.com.

Published in Centre Daily Times on Nov. 19, 2013
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206 N Spring St Bellefonte, PA 16823
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