Harold W. "Hal" Breisch

October 12, 1932 - January 16, 2022
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Harold W. Breisch, 89, formerly of Flying Hills, passed away January 16, 2022 in the Laurel Center where he was a guest since July 16, 2021.

He was the husband of the late Joan Mae (Wynings) Breisch, who passed away April 13, 2021. They celebrated 66 years of marriage prior to her passing. Born in Reading, he was a son of the late Harold A. and Miriam I. (Frey) Breisch.

Hal worked as an annealer for CarTech for 30 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Immanuel U.C.C., Shillington and recently was attending Alsace Lutheran Church, Hyde Park. He sang on the choir at both churches. Hal played Santa Claus for over 20 years and was a Life member of the Barbershop Harmony Society, where he sang with the Tone Blazers & the Penn Tonics.

He is survived by his children – Ronald A. husband of Dawn Breisch, Greenfields, Lori K. wife of Randy Hertzog, Richmond Twp, his grandchildren – Ryan A. husband of Jillian Breisch, Sharon C. wife of Karl Mueller, his great grandchildren – Karleigh, Matthew, Faye, Benjamin & Andrew. In addition to his wife and parents, he was predeceased by his siblings – Mabel Gensemer, Donald Breisch, Joan Kramlich, his grandchildren – Andrew & Kristen Hertzog and his great grandson – Kyle Mueller.

Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at 11:00 at Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., One East Lancaster Ave., Shillington. Rev. Megan Huesgen & Rev. Richard A. Nelson will officiate. Services will be webcast Tuesday at 11:00 AM. Go to www.kleefuneralhome.com, go to Harold’s obituary and click the webcast tab to view. Interment with military honors in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Visitation Tuesday from 10-11 AM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please honor Hal by contributing to the Literacy

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Service Information

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Time: 11:00 am

Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc.


One East Lancaster Avenue
Shillington, PA 19607

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Reverend Megan Huesgen and Reverend Richard A. Nelson will officiate

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Indiantown Gap National Cemetery


Indiantown Gap Road
Annville, PA 17003

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Donation Information

Literacy Council of Reading-Berks

35 Dwight Street
West Lawn, PA 19609

Pretzel City Chorus

3259 E. Galen Hill Road
Reinholds, PA 17569


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Born: October 12, 1932
Died: January 16, 2022

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Scott Reeser. & Susie Rhode posted on 1/24/22

Ron @ Family Our Deepest Condolences To you All God Bless You During Yosur Time of Grief


David Kurtz posted on 1/20/22

REST IN PEACE my Dear Cousin, Love You and everything about you, you will be sincerely missed by all who ever had the pleasure of knowing you. 🙏🙏❤️❤️


Betty and Richard Smoker posted on 1/20/22

We extend our sincere sympathy to the family of Harold (Hal). As his former choir director, I will never forget the enormous contribution he made to Immanuel's Choir, nor his undying interest in choral work. A talented and loyal friend, he certainly will be missed.


Grant Wickert posted on 1/20/22

My sincere sympathy to all of Harold's family. In my ten years as a member of the Pretzel City Chorus, I got to know Harold and respect his many musical abilities. The most amazing one to me was his ease at singing any of the four parts in each song! He will be greatly missed. God bless you all in your grief. Grant Wickert


Agnes & Tom Penrice posted on 1/20/22

As former next-door neighbors of Harold and Joan, we have many fond memories of Harold; most especially his yearly "Santa" visits, just before Christmas. This kind and thoughtful gesture meant a great deal to our children, as they were growing up. The world is a little poorer for having lost two such giving souls. Our sincere condolences go out to all those they loved.


Bruce McDowell posted on 1/19/22

My deepest condolences to you all. He was a Great man and will be sadly missed..


Dave & Cindy Kurtz posted on 1/19/22

Our deepest condolences to you all. JR was a great guy. Fun to be around. God Bless.