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July 6, 2014Allen R. Breiner Jr., 69, of Elm Avenue, Barnesville, formerly of Tamaqua, died Sunday in Allentown.Born in Coaldale, he was a son of the late Allen R. Breiner Sr., who died in 2008, and Evelyn A. Gerber Breiner, who died in 2004.
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He was the husband of Nancy Mraz Smulligan Breiner, whom he married in April 2013. He was a 1964 graduate of Tamaqua High School.
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Prior to retirement, he was a code enforcement officer and the borough electrician for Tamaqua.He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War from October 1965 to October 1969.Allen was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Tamaqua. He was also a member of Tamaqua Wireless Association (W3ZRQ) since 1959, American Legion C.H. Berry Post 173, Tamaqua, Christopher Columbus Society, Schuylkill Amateur Repeater Association, Tuscarora Flying Club, East End Fire Company, South Ward Fire Company and Ryan Township Fire Company.
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He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sally Smult-sky Breiner, who died in 2011.Surviving, in addition to his wife, Nancy, are daughters, Patty Breiner, Tamaqua, and Renee' Breiner, Bowmanstown; son, Thomas Breiner, Pottsville; 206 foster children; stepsons, John M. Smulligan, Barnesville, and Bruce J. Smulligan and his wife Tracy, Deer Lake; eight grandchildren; five step grandchildren; and sisters, Sylvia Seely and her husband, George, Ohio, and Linda Kunkel and her husband, George, Bear Creek.
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Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Zizelmann-Roche Funeral Home, 500 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, officiated by the Rev. Virginia Goodwin. Interment will be in Sky-View Memorial Park, Hometown. Calling hours will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
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Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, ACS Frackville Regional Hub, 101 W. Frack St., Frackville, PA 17931. Online guest registry: www.zrgfuneralhomes.com
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Published in Republican & Herald on July 8, 2014