Richard L. Breeze, 49

JUNE 25, 1964-JULY 14, 2013

July 15, 2013

Richard “Rick” L. Breeze, 49, of Myersville, Md., passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, at his home.

He was the husband of Carol S. Breeze for 24 years.

Born June 25, 1964, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Kathleen Peles Breeze of Middetown, Md., and the late Benjamin L. Breeze Jr.

Rick was a 1986 graduate of Towson State University, receiving his Bachelor of Science in business.

He was recently the CEO of HHPS.

Rick was a member of Middletown United Methodist Church. He was also a member of Maryland Saltwater Sportfishing Association, Frederick County Chapter 22.

Rick was the Myersville Fire Co. fire chief for four years, a deputy chief for two years and a life member since 2007, earning unit citations for actions during fire/rescue incidents.


Rick was an extraordinarily devoted husband and father, and was actively involved in his daughter’s lacrosse teams and supportive of his children’s academic achievements.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by his children, Katherine “Katie” Breeze and Samantha “Sam” Breeze, both of Myersville; sister, Barbara Jean “BJ” Breeze of Ellicot City, Md.; brother, Benjamin Breeze III and wife, Vickey, and their daughter, Madison, of Hagerstown; father and mother-in-law, Harry and Pat Reynolds of Smithsburg; and brothers-in-law, Steven Reynolds and wife, Dawn, of Smithsburg and Brad Reynolds and wife, Brenda, of Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Thursday, July 18, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick, Md. A memorial service will be held Friday, July 19, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Middletown United Methodist Church, 7108 Fern Court, Middletown. The Rev. Susan Halse will officiate.

Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Lung Association,

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