Rev. Dr. Jacob Henry Breakiron, 92, of McMurray, formerly of Carmichaels, died on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
He was the beloved husband of 65 years to Georgetta (Woodward) Breakiron; a loving father of Esther "Sue" (Russel) Wert of Davidson, N.C., Karen Page of Edinburg, P.A., and Diane (David) Altieri of Canonsburg; a cherished grandfather of Kristen (Dan) Wert Kaplan, Kimberly (Matt) Wert Schrader, Stephen (Sonya) Wert, Michael Bacorn, Tammy Bacorn, Bradley Altieri, and Stefanie Altieri; brother of the late Grace, John, James Elmer, Alice, and Lloyd.
He is also survived by 20 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Rev. Breakiron served as an ordained minister in various communities in southwestern Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Maryland over a period of 68 years.
He was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church and was a past member of Masonic Lodge #513.
He took great pride in the fact that he built his own retirement home with the help of his 14-year-old grandson.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Beinhauer-Bogan.
Friends are welcome at 164 West Pike St., Canonsburg, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg with Dr. Andrew Harvey officiating.
Interment will be in Greenridge Memorial Park.
His family suggests that memorial contributions be made to First United Methodist Church of Canonsburg, United Methodist Church of Carmichaels, Bethany Hospice, or Paramount Senior Living-McMurray.
To view and add tributes visit the funeral home website at www.beinhauer.com.