John H. Breshears, 64, of Hayward, Calif. and formerly of Elgin died May 20. A graveside services in Elgin will be announced at a later date. A memorial service in Hayward will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday June 4. Machado’s Hillside Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Breshears was born Aug. 1, 1941, to James and Edith May Martin Breshears in Elgin. He graduated from Elgin High School in 1960 and served in the Navy. He was a sheet-metal worker for Simpson Strong Tie of San Leandro, Calif., for 36 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing motorcycle riding, watching the 49er football games and betting with his friends on the games. He was also a member of the Moose lodge and the Klampers.
Survivors include his wife Karen of 43 years of Hayward; children and their spouses, John Henry Breshears Jr. and Michael Leigh Breshears, both of Hayward, and Cynthia Jean and Thomas Lee Prime of Tracy, Calif.; three grandchildren; two sisters and spouses, Mary Ann Martin of Milton-Freewater and Audrie Lea and Derrill Chandler of Elgin; and other relatives. A brother, Jimmy Breshears, died earlier.
The Observer, Week ending June 3, 2006
Contributed by Dixie Ricker