John Breitenbach

John Luke Breitenbach

July 5, 1947 - November 10, 2019
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John Luke Breitenbach, age 72, formerly of Anderson Twp., died November 10, 2019. He was the beloved son of the late Robert and Rosemary Breitenbach, devoted brother of Thomas (Carol) Breitenbach and the late Robert Breitenbach, dear brother-in-law of Beverly Breitenbach, and caring uncle of Gregory Breitenbach, Katie Coughlan, John, Daniel and Michael Breitenbach. As both a Physical Therapist and advocate for those suffering from AIDS and various forms of addiction, John travelled the world from India to China to Africa and Europe to bring aid and comfort to those in need. He was a servant of the Lord. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Friday, November 22nd at 10 am. Friends may visit at the church on Friday from 9 to 10 am. Memorials may be directed to Catholic Relief Services. T.P. WHITE & SONS Funeral Home serving the family.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, November 22, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Friday, November 22, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
    7820 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45255
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  • Service

    Friday, November 22, 2019 | 10:00am
    Friday, November 22, 2019 10:00am
    Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
    7820 Beechmont Ave.
    CINCINNATI, OH 45255
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  • Interment

    Gate of Heaven Cemetery
    11000 Montgomery Rd
    CINCINNATI, OH 45249
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Betsy kemp

Posted at 09:44pm
Tom, was so sorry to hear about John. As others have said he was such a kind and gentle soul. RIP John. Betsy Kemp

Tom Breitenbach Posted at 10:10pm

Thank you Betsy-I know John was very fond of you.

Christopher Kemp

Posted at 02:15pm
I grew up three doors down from John (and Tom) on Juler Avenue in Madeira, Ohio. I have countless memories of playing baseball together in the street or in backyards, or at the "Apple Orchard". Lots of basketball games, too, at the end of the Breitenbach driveway. Although as adults we never lived in the same location, we got together on various occasions in places as diverse as Colorado, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Dallas and Massachusetts. For a short while we shared an apartment in Dallas while John was studying physical therapy there and I was employed in the area. John was quite simply one of the kindest, gentlest, most soft-spoken people I have ever met. He was also incredibly intelligent but without a hint of arrogance. Tom, I send my condolences to you and Carol. John, may you rest in peace my good old buddy. - Kit Kemp

Tom Breitenbach Posted at 10:13pm

Kit-Wow-a name out of the past. Thank you for your very kind words. I agree with every one of them. As I told the people at mass mom always wanted a priest in our family but with John she got something better-a saint.

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Posted at 12:40pm
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john kmet

Posted at 04:23pm
Tom and Carol: "Breitenbach" quickly caught my attention in last Sunday's Obituary. I read further only to sadly learn this announced the death of your brother, John. Please know our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Briefly, we remain in Mason with lifestyle relating to 5 of our 7 grandkids (also in Sycamore schools).
More important, we hope the memorial service Friday will provide meaningful comfort for you.
Best personal regards, John/Mary Kmet

Tom Breitenbach Posted at 10:16pm

John and Mary-Thank you for your condolences-that was very kind of you. By the way ND has a potential All-American tight end named Kmet-good looking kid-must be a relation.

Derek Farkas

Posted at 01:20pm
John has had a huge impact on my life as a mentor and friend over the past decade. I will miss him deeply. Glad you are home, John!

Tom Breitenbach Posted at 10:17pm

Thank you Derek

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