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Gary Breakall

March 27, 1937 — December 7, 2012

Gary Breakall

Hancock, Maryland

Gary F. Breakall, age 75, died on Friday, December 7, 2012, at his home.

Born March 27, 1937, in Hancock, he was the son of the late Oscar Andrew and Jesse Stotler Breakall, and husband of Shirley M. Hawbaker Breakall, whom he married on June 20, 1954, at St. Peter Catholic Church, in Hancock.

Gary was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, serving as Postmaster in Hancock. He was a 1955 graduate of Hancock High School, and a member of St. Peter Catholic Church. He was a volunteer at Hancock High School.

Besides his wife, he is survived by four daughters, Debbie Henry, and Terry Smith, both of Hancock, Tina Riesett, of Baltimore, Md., and Penny McKenzie, of Lindenhurst, IL.; two sisters, Phyllis Bradley, of Hagerstown, Md., and Barbara Wolford, of Hancock; two brothers, Paul Breakall, of Hagerstown, and C. Ramsey Breakall, of Cumberland, Md.; and seven grandchildren, Ashley, Erin, Jessica, Susan, Evan, Quinn, and Tempest.

Gary was preceded in death by one brother, Oscar W. Breakall.

A memorial mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Monday, December 10, at 11:00a.m., at St. Peter Catholic Church, in Hancock. The Rev. Jack Lombardi will be the celebrant. Burial will follow in Welsh Run Brethren Cemetery, in Welsh Run, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in his name, may be made to Star Community, Inc., 13757 Broadfording Church Road, Hagerstown, Md. 21740, an organization that provides supportive and challenging living and working experience for people with developmental disabilities; or Partners for Progress, P.O. Box 832, Mundelein, IL., 60060, a Special Olympics riding therapy.

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