December 9, 2017
Warren D. Breathour, 87, formerly of Michigan passed away Saturday evening, December 9, 2017, at Samaritan Summit Village, Watertown.
A memorial mass at St. Patrick's Church will be held in the spring at a time and date to be announced. Burial in Glenwood Cemetery will also be in the spring. There will be no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown.
He was born in Mount Clemens, MI on April 19, 1930, son of Albert L. and Florence Bell Loree Breathour. He graduated from Fosh High School, Detroit, MI and attended two years of night school at EIT, an electronic technician school, studying to be an electronic technician.
Warren was inducted into the US Army on November 8, 1951. He served during the Korean War and was transferred in the Reserves on November 4, 1953. He was honorably discharged from the Army Reserves on December 24, 1959 as a Corporal E-4. From 1948 - 1951 and 1953 - 1960, Warren worked for Chrysler Corp.
On January 18, 1964 he married Carmel L. Leana in St. Patrick's Church.
After their marriage, the couple moved to Michigan for 40 years. Warren worked for General Electric Co. in St. Claire Shores, MI from 1962 until his retirement in 1995 as a Field Engineer. He then worked a short time for Detroit Apparatus Services in Riverview, MI. In 2009 the couple returned to the north country. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church.
Along with his wife, Carmel, he is survived by his sister, Barbara Bradsell, Harrisville, MI and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. His two brothers, Frederick "Carl" and Norman Breathour, and his sister, Virginia Stecker, died before him.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to the American Heart Assoc./American Stroke Assoc., PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220, or Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., or St. Patrick's Church, 123 S. Massey St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to his family may be made www.cummingsfuneral.com.