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Pat Breitling

January 28, 2024

Pat Breitling Obituary

Mrs. Pat Breitling, age 86 of Fayette, passed away January 28, 2024 in Pensacola, FL.

Patricia Breitling was born in Fayette County on September 19, 1937
as the fourth of five children to Donald and Eulene Newton.
Subsequent to her graduation at Fayette County High School in May
of 1955, she enrolled that fall in a nursing program in Tuscaloosa, AL.
In the fall of 1956, she met and fell in love with third-year University
of Alabama medical student Harold Eugene Breitling Jr. On
December 1, 1957 they married in Birmingham, AL where Dr.
Breitling had begun a one year internship affiliated with Caraway
Methodist Hospital. After completing a second year with Caraway
Methodist as a resident physician, the young couple with their
daughter Melissa in tow moved to Patricia’s hometown of Fayette, AL
where Dr. Breitling began a family medical practice that spanned
over 50 years.
Dr. B, as he was fondly called, always reminded folks that Patricia
took care of the home so he could focus on the care and well being of
his patients. Her love and support sustained him as well as their
children. She was an exceptional cook and baker in which both
family and friends were grateful beneficiaries of her culinary skills.
In the role as a hostess, she oversaw many bridal teas for young
brides-to-be in the Fayette area. She was active for many years in the
First Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher and Girls-In-Action
leader. She was also involved in Girl Scouts as a troop leader. As a
dedicated mother she supported her children in their various
extracurricular activities. She loved playing bridge, gardening as well
as doting on her grandchildren and the children and grandchildren
of others.
She is preceded in death by her husband Harold Eugene Breitling Jr.;
parents Donald and Eulene Newton; sister Joann Stough; and
brothers Gary Newton and Ned Newton. She is survived by her sister
Donna Killion; daughter Dr. Melissa Breitling (Wayne Griffith); and
son Harold Eugene Breitling III (Casandra) as well as three
grandchildren James Griffith, Amelia Breitling Glass (Andrew) and
Alexander Breitling; and three great grandchildren Leah, Gabriel,
and Kara Glass.
There will be a private graveside service at Fayette Memorial
Gardens on Saturday , February 3 at 11:00 am. Honorary pallbearers
are Alexander Breitling, James Griffith, Lt Col Andrew Killion USMC,
Jeff Taylor, Jim Sims, and Gregg Moore.

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