Gerritt Breininger

Gerritt W. Breininger

Thursday, July 29th, 1954 - Tuesday, January 21st, 2020
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Gerritt W. Breininger, 65, of Upper Bern Twp., passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 in the Reading Hospital. He was the husband of Shirley A. (Heck) Breininger. They were married on August 31, 1974 and celebrated forty-five years of marriage.
Born in West Reading, he was the son of the late Lester, Sr. and Mamie (Hunsicker) Breininger. Gerritt worked for thirty-nine years for Santilli Oil, Shoemakersville, retiring in July 2019. He was a member of Zion Blue Mountain United Church of Christ, Strausstown. He was a member of Shartlesville Fire Company. Gerritt enjoyed showing paint horses; collecting old Western related toys; going toy shows as a vendor; raising Corgis; working on the family farm; and being outdoors. He also enjoyed going to his sons' and grandson's sporting events and going to casinos. Gerritt loved movie and music trivia and was a fountain of knowledge on the subjects. He truly enjoyed life and could strike up a conversation with anyone he met.
Surviving in addition to his wife Shirley are two sons: Troy W. Breininger, Norristown; and Travis M. Breininger, and his wife Kristen, Hamburg; and one grandson: Brady. Gerritt is also survived by one brother: Kenneth Breininger, and his wife Jane, Hamburg; one sister-in-law: Barbara Breininger, Wernersville; three nieces and one nephew. He was predeceased by a brother: Lester Breininger, Jr.
Services will be held on Monday at 11:00 am from Zion Blue Mountain United Church of Christ, 6573 Old 22, Bernville, PA 19506. Burial will follow in Frieden's Cemetery, Shartlesville. A viewing will be held on Sunday 6:00 to 8:00 pm from Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., 223 Peach Street, Leesport and Monday 10:00 to 11:00 am at the church. The family is requesting casual attire for those attending. Memorial contributions may be sent to the animal rescue of your choice. Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc., Leesport is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit,
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, January 26th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Sunday, January 26th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Leibensperger Funeral Homes, Inc.*
    223 Peach Street
    LEESPORT, PA 19533
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  • Second Visitation

    Monday, January 27th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Monday, January 27th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Zion Blue Mt. U.C.C. Church
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Monday, January 27th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Monday, January 27th, 2020 11:00am
    Zion Blue Mt. U.C.C. Church
    Address Not Available
    Rev. Jason Stump
  • Interment

    Monday, January 27th, 2020 |
    Monday, January 27th, 2020
    Frieden's Cemetery of Shartlesville
    Wolf Creek Road
    Shartlesville, Pennsylvania 19554
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M.O. Fulmer and Family

Posted at 04:36pm
The BIG MAN- Ride Hard, Shoot Straight and tell Big Stories- The Cowboy Way! And he rides off into the sunset. Happy Trails, Till we meet again-
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Karen Buono

Posted at 11:44am
I will always remember playing cowboys and Indians at age 5. You always made me be the Indian.. always.... Call remember your mother bringing in huge dishes of strawberries. Our friendship spans decades.
Thank you for about we were able to spend the last year's with you and Shirley.
Godspeed dear friend...Love you. ♥️

Anne Lamm

Posted at 07:05pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Bill & Anne Lamm

Anthony Denatala

Posted at 06:36am
Shirley and family, Gerritt has to be in my top five guys i had the pleasure to know and work with , we had a lot of joking around at work , i will miss him but i will never forget him . tony denatala

Tony buono

Posted at 05:47pm
Hey buddy....loved to joke always came up with a better one....always
Rest in peace...I will miss you! TONY BUONO

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