Barbara (Leatherman) Breedon|
At the end of a gracious and loving life, Barbara L. Breedon of Hudson, Ohio passed away peacefully March 12th in the company of her family.
A capable and thorough person, Barbara served as an instructor at Weaver Sheltered Workshop for 30+ years, sewed hundreds of Pinky Puppets for Akron Children's Hospital, created sewn and knitted gifts, fabulous meals, lots of delicious cookies and played an excellent game of bridge with her longtime bridge group.
Her biggest pride was for her children: watercolorist William Breedon, high energy physicist Dr. Richard Breedon, and loving daughter Barbara Van Blarcum. She was supportive to her late husband Edward and his wide range of interests of Ford Model As, Western Reserve architecture, Kent State University, Boy Scouts and the Masonic Lodge.
Daughter of Earl and Elsie Leatherman and sister of Alfred, Barbara was born on April 4, 1929, grew up in Akron with friends Judy and Mary, attended Buchtel High School, received a BFA at Ohio State University and was a member of Kappa Delta sorority. She was a true Buckeye, very dedicated to NE Ohio geography, history and issues.
She is survived by her brother, children, and wonderful grandchildren, Erik, Amy, Franz, Earl and Miles; dedicated son-in-law, Curt Van Blarcum and daughter-in-law, Pattaratorn Chirapravati, Ph.D.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to the Hudson Heritage Association (P.O. Box 2218, Hudson, OH 44236) of which she and her husband were charter members in 1962.
Friends will be received Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the JOHNSON-ROMITO FUNERAL HOME 19 E MAIN ST. HUDSON, OH 330-650-4181 with a graveside service to follow at 3:30 p.m. at Markillie Cemetery, 410 N. Main St., Hudson, Ohio.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Mar. 14, 2014