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1935 John 2023

John William Breegle Sr.

February 15, 1935 — September 17, 2023

John William Breegle, Sr., 88 passed away at home on September 17, 2023. John was born on February 15, 1935, in Hempfield Township, Pennsylvania the son of John W. and Anna Belle Van Dyke Breegle. On December 24, 1953, he was united in marriage to the former Eleanor Rosky with whom he shared seventy years of marriage. John was employed by Copperweld Steel Company as a pipe fitter for 40 years. John was a member of North Mar Church. He enjoyed woodworking and gardening. An avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates fan, he and his wife traveled to Florida to watch the Pirates during spring training. John loved being outdoors camping at Wolfs Den Campground in Knox, Pa. and in his younger years hunting at his camp in Clearfield, Pa.

He is survived by his wife Eleanor, son Timothy (Kim) Breegle, 6 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren and his sister Bertha Lane. He was preceded in death by his parents, son John W. Breegle Jr., and siblings Sam Breegle, Mary Lou Katic, Doris Hodgekiss, Barbara Green, and Jo Ann Shaffer. Per John’s request no services will be held. To leave condolences to the family please visit

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