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Joseph Breslin


1927 - 2018 Notice Condolences
Joseph Breslin Notice
Joseph Russell Breslin died on July 6 2018 in Towson, Maryland. He was born on April 15, 1927 In Altoona, Pennsylvania and attended Altoona High School. He enlisted in the Navy in March 1945 and was honorably discharged in July 1946. He continued his military service by enlisting in the Army in July 1949 and served as a cryptographer. He went to Army Officer Candidate School and was appointed as a commissioned officer in 1951. He retired from the Army in December 1969 at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.. Following his retirement from the Army, he owned and operated Mary Moppets Childcare Center in Laurel, Maryland from 1972 to 1990. He was married in November 1950 and had five children. Joe and his family lived in a number of places during his military service, including Alaska, Germany, Japan and Hawaii. He resided in Maryland at the time of his retirement from the Army and later bought a home in Punta Gorda, Florida. During the last 20 years of his life he divided his time between Florida and Maryland. He was a parishioner of St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Community in Laurel since 1960. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, the Fleet Reserve and the Elks. He served on the West Laurel Home Owners Association and was instrumental in the development of the West Laurel Swim Club. He was an avid boater and fisherman and enjoyed golfing, dancing and socializing. He was known for his wit, sense of humor and renegade approach to life and love. He is survived by his five children, Kathy, Janice, Mike, Marianne and JoAnne; five grandchildren, David, Dylan, Claire, Nadia and Mitchell; five great-grandchildren, Melinda, Joseph, Heidi, Audrey and Carly and his close friend, Sally. Friends may call at the family-owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. 1050, Towson, MD 21204 on Wednesday, July 18 from 2 to 4 and 6:30 to 8:30 PM. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Mary of the Mills Catholic Community, 114 St. Mary's Place, Laurel, MD 20707 on Thursday, July 19 at 11 AM. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the www.BobWoodruffFoundation.org (A Veterans organization)
Published in Baltimore Sun from July 11 to July 12, 2018
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