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BREADY, Mrs Clyde (nee Taylor)

Mrs. Clyde Bready, of Elkins, died at her home June 29, 1911. She had been ill for some time but her condition had not been thought to be as critical as it was. Mrs. Bready was the youngest daughter of the late William Taylor of Mechanicsburg Gap. About two years ago, she was married to Mr Bready, and since then had resided in Elkiins. She is survived by three sister and two brothers - Mrs S H Williams, Misses Mollie and Minta Taylor and S. H. Taylor of Hampshire Co and Charles W. Taylor of Petersburg. The body was taken to the home of S. H. Taylor last Sat where the funeral services were held Sun afternoon, conducted by Rev. A. A. P. Neal. The body was buried in the Indian Mound cemetery. The pall bearers were her nephews, she had no children, her husband survives her.
Keyser Tribune, July 7, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 21, 2010


BREESE, Elzie Floyd
 
Elzie Floyd Breese, 88, of 33 Moran Avenue, Cumberland, Maryland, died Monday evening, September 10, 1984, in Bedford County Memorial Hospital. He was born, October 21, 1895, in Greene County, Pa., a son of the late Henry H. and Melissa (Pettit) Breese. Surviving are his wife, Lura Edna Lowery Burkett Breese, one son, Gerald W., of Montana, Fla.; a stepson, Robert F. Burkett, of Altoona; four daughters, Mrs. A. Ruth WentIing and Mrs. Cartha M. Lowery, both of Bedford; Mrs. Audrey V. Blubaugh and Mrs. W. Marketia Ryan, both of Cumberland; and a step-daughter, Mrs. W. Jean Patton, of Littleton, Colorado. Eighteen grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren also survive. Mr. Breese was retired from Manufacturers Light and Heat Co., Ellerslie, Md., and had been manager of Hillcrest Burial Park in Cumberland. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Ellerslie, the Ellerslie Volunteer Fire Company, Gasco Club, and Ohr Lodge #131 F&AM. Funeral services: Saturday, September 15, at 1 p.m. at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, with Rev. Cliff Burroughs and Rev. Dennis E. Dorsch officiating. Burial in Hillcrest Burial Park. Friends will be received at the funeral home Thursday evening from 7 to 9 p.m., and on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Ohr Lodge #131 F&AM will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening in the funeral home.
The Bedford Gazette. September 12, 1984
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted May 25, 2013 


 

BREHANY, James Jerome

James Jerome (Doc) Brehany, 74, of 113 Springdale Street, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital. Born in Pekin, he was the son of the late Peter and Jeanette (Darnelly) Brehany, and was a retired foreman for a Toledo, Ohio, glass plant. He had resided in Cumberland for the past five years. He was a member of Aerie 245, Fraternal Order of Eagles and St. Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving are his widow, Lucy Mable (Smith) Brehany; two sons, James J. Brehany Jr., Costa Mesa, Calif., and Richard Brehany, Arlington, Tex.; one brother, John Brehany, Ridgeley; three sisters, Mrs. Kathleen Sullivan, Vero Beach, Fla.; Miss Anona Brehany, Cumberland, and Miss Colletta Brehany, El Paso, Tex., and four grandchildren.
The Cumberland News, April 26, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2009

 


 

BREHANY, Mrs. Jeanette Damley/Darnley

Mrs. Jeanette Brehany, 76, of 216 Polk street, widow of James Brehany, died this morning at her home after an illness of one year. She was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic church. She is survived by three daughters, Miss Anona Brehany, at home; Mrs. James Sullivan, this city, and Miss Colletta Brehany, Deming, N. M.; and two sons, John, this city, and James, Toledo, Ohio. The body is at Stein's Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 11, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2009

BREHANY, Mrs. Jeanette Damley/Darnley

Mrs. Jeanette Brehany, 76, widow of James Brehany and native of Meyersdale, died Monday at her home at Cumberland, Md. A daughter of the late John and Catherine Mackay Darnley, she leaves three daughters, two sons, four sisters and a brother. The funeral service will be held Thursday afternoon.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, December 13, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



BREHANY, Thomas

"Lonaconing, Md.--The funeral of Thomas Brehany who died suddenly in Lonaconing last Thursday, took place Saturday morning from his late home in Pekin.  The funeral went to Barton by street cars, and in St. Gabriel's Church a requiem mass was sung by Father Joseph Nolan, of Lonaconing.  Interment was made in St. Gabriel's Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Russell Kiddy, James Lee, Thomas Martin, Arthur Hamilton, Robert King and Patrick Green.  The floral tributes were carried by William Beeman, William Patterson, Wm. Johnston and Lawrence Dunn."
Evening Times, Cumberand, Maryland, Mon 1 Aug 1910
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted November 12, 2011



 

BREHANY, Capt. William

U.S. Air Force Capt. William (Bill) Brehany, 29, one of the greatest all-round athletes to graduate from Ridgeley High School and the Virginia Military Institute, was killed instantly in a highway accident yesterday near Larimore, North Dakota. Capt. Brehany, who was recently assigned service officer at the Grand Forks Air Force Base, was killed in a collision between his foreign sports car and a gasoline transport truck on U.S. Route 2 near the base. Warrant Officer Robert L. Harding, on temporary duty at Grand Forks AFB from Truax Field, Madison, Wis., suffered a fractured jaw when he was hurtled from the car Brehany was driving. Both Brehany and Harding were thrown from the car, which was crushed under the rear wheels of the transport. The truck driver was not hurt. Capt. Brehany returned to Cumberland in June for a 45-day leave after spending three years in Eueroux, France, and left here the first part of this month for the North Dakota base. He reported to the base on August 7. Capt. Brehany was graduated from Ridgeley High School in 1948 and was rated one of the school's greatest all-round athletes. After closing out his brilliant high school sports career, Capt. Brehany accepted a scholarship to Virginia Military Institute where he developed into an outstanding collegiate football performer. In 1952, Capt. Brehany was the outstanding passer in the Southern Conference and also led thc league in total offense as a quarterback He was honored by being selected All - Conference and All - South by the Associated Press. He also received All - America honorable mention by the AP. Capt. Brehany climaxed his brilliant sports career at VMI on June 10, 1953, when he was presented a trophy as the Institute's best all round athlete in major sports. Although football was his best sport, Capt. Brehany also played basketball at VMI and was a pitcher on the Cadet baseball team. He was graduated from VMI in June 1953 and received a commission as second lieutenant in the Air Force. He continued in service and planned to make it his career. In his senior year at Ridgeley High School he was presented the Knights of Columbus Sportsmanship Award. A native of Cumberland, he was born September 18, 1930, a son of John D. and Edith H. (Kelso) Brehany who reside in Carpenter's Addition in Ridgeley. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Ridgeley. Capt. Brehany was married to the former Miss Elizabeth (Betty) Scott Mills, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd (Peck) Mills, of 725 Fayette Street. Besides his parents and widow, he is survived by a son, William Scott Brehany. Mrs. Brehany and their son remained here for a longer visit with her parents when he reported to his new assignment. The body will be brought here to the George Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, August 28, 1960
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 6, 2009



BREHM, Eugene Melvin

CUMBERLAND — Eugene “Gene” Melvin Brehm, 75, of Cumberland, passed away on Friday, Aug. 3, 2012, at his home. Born March 9, 1937, in Cumberland, he was the son of the late Melvin and Josephine (Lisanti) Brehm. He was also preceded in death by a daughter, Tracy Lynanne Brehm; brother, Leo Brehm and sister-in-law, Madeline Brehm.  Gene worked for the City of Cumberland. Earlier on in his life he worked for the Cumberland Blouse Factory and the State Department of Forestry. He loved to go bowling, and spending time with his family.  Surviving are his wife, Judy Brehm, of Cumberland; two daughters, Dawn House and Crystal Brehm, both of Cumberland; one son, Charles Brehm, of Cumberland; two sisters, Connie Ritchie, of Oldtown and Tina Adams, of California; one brother, Sammy Brehm, of Tennessee and two grandchildren, Alexa and Wyatt Brehm. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, (www.scarpellifh.com) on Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted in the funeral home on Tuesday at 1 p.m. with Father Gregory Chervenak O.F.M. Cap. officiating. Interment will in Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Cumberland. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Scarpelli Funeral Home, 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, MD 21502 to help defray funeral expenses.
Cumberland Times-News, August 4, 2012
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 20, 2013


BREHM, (infant) Tracey Lynann
 
Tracey Lynann Brehm, 2, daughter of Eugene M. and Judith (Hoenicka) Brehm, 713 Hilltop Drive, died yesterday in Memorial Hospital. She was born in Cumberland November 15, 1968 and is survived, besides her parents, by a brother, Charles Eugene Brehm, at home; a sister, Dawn Marie Brehm, at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Brehm, this city, and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Hoenicka, city. The body will be at the Scarpelli Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 24, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted September 22, 2012


 

BREIG, Ambrose

Meyersdale, October 19 - Ambrose Breig, 46, of Meyersdale, died Tuesday at the home of his sisters, Misses Mary and Esther. He was a son of the late Peter and Alice Tedrow Breig, and had spent all of his life here. A brother, Richard, also survives.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, October 19, 1945
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BREIG, Mrs. Mamie Elizabeth

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Mamie Elizabeth Breig, 82, died yesterday. A native of Confluence, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Sarah (Stanton) Brown. Surviving, are her husband, Richard V. Breig; five daughters, Mrs. Helen Arnold, Mrs. Mary E. Schardt, Mrs. Alice E. White, Mrs. Doris Lesh, York, and Mrs. Gertrude Baker, Berlin; two sons, Paul V. and Francis E. Breig, Irwin: 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. The body is at the Konhaus Funeral Home where friends will be received. Mass will be celebrated Saturday at 10 a.m. at SS. Philip and James Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The Cumberland News, July 15, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BREIGHNER, LeRoy

LeRoy Breighner, 43, of 802 Brookfield Avenue, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital. He had been ill the past five months. Born in Cumberland, he was a son of Mrs. Mary (Dove) Breighner and the late Roy Breighner. He was employed as a lineman for the C&P Telephone Company. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Jean (DeVault) Breighner; a son, LeRoy M. Breighner, Cresaptown; a stepson, Paul Plummer, city; a daughter, Mrs. Linda L. Morgan, city; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Bonnie Long, Baltimore; Mrs. Barbara McGee, city, and Mrs. Sandra Donahue, city; two brothers, Truman M., and Irvin C: Breighner, city; a sister, Mrs. Lillian Eberly, city, and nine grandchildren.
The Cumberland News, June 17, 1970
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BRENAMAN, G. Wyatt

G. Wyatt Brenaman, 59, of 867 Gephart Drive, a member of the Cumberland Municipal Airport Commission, was pronounced dead on arrival today at Sacred Heart Hospital. Mr. Brenaman reportedly sustained an attack at his residence and was dead on arrival at the hospital. Mr. Brenaman was employed as a draftsman at the Amcelle Plant of Celanese Fibers of America and was a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. He was a member and past master of East Gate Lodge 216 AF&AM; a member and past high priest of Salem Chapter 18, RAM, a member and past thrice illustrious master of Salem Council 11, R&SM; a member of Antioch Commandery 6, Knights Templar, and a member of the Ali Ghan Shrine. Mr. Brenaman was a pioneer pilot of this area and a member of the OX-5 Club of America. He was also a member of the Soaring Society of America and the local Pilots Flying Association. During World War II, he served with the Civil Air Patrol as ground training and operation officer. A native of Cumberland, he was a son of the late Edgar M. and Anna M. (DeWitt) Brenaman. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Maythorne (Horchler) Brenaman. The body is at the George Funeral Home where the family will receive friends today from 7 to 9 p. m. and tomorrow from to 2 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 9 p. m. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday at 3 p. m. by Rev. H. M. Richardson, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 20, 1965
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BRENAMAN, J. Lee

Staunton Va - J. Lee Brenaman, 50 years old, many years a merchant here, died suddenly Tues. He is a brother of J M Brenaman, Deputy State Insurance Commissioner, of Richmond.
Keyser Tribune, September 13, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 25, 2010

 


 

BRENAN, Patrick

Mr Patrick Brenan, formerly of Piedmont W Va, and well known to all the older B&O men in his section, is dead in Baltimore. MR Brenan was one of the oldest employees of the B&O railroad and was a veteran in the Civil War. He had been in bad health for several years owing to a complication of diseases and died at Mercy Hospital. Mr Brenan was born in County Roscommon, Ireland, Oct 29, 1839, but when two years old was brought to Westernport by his parents, who settled in that section. He enlisted as a private in the Union army on July 26, 1861, and was made a corporal in recognition of his services.  At the close of the war, Mr Brenan entered the service of the B&O railroad as an engineer and served in that capacity continuously 45 years. He was retired on March 1, 1909.  He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Ellen Tierney of Piedmont. His second wife was Miss Catherine L Sharkey of Baltimore. She survives him, with two daughters and two sons. Mr Brenan's sons and his son-in-law are now in the service of the B&O.
Keyser Tribune, November 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 5, 2010

 


 

BRENGLE, Mrs. Elizabeth

Mrs. Elizabeth Brengle died at three o'clock yesterday morning, January 23, 1913, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Thornton Carskadon, after a long illness, during which she exhibited wonderful vitality for a person so frail in body. Until a year or two ago, she was a resident of Cumberland, where her husband, Jacob Brengle, died years ago. She was a member of Center Street M E Church, in Cumberland.
She is survived by four daughters, viz: Mrs. Emma Ludwig, of Washington, D. C.; Mrs. James Thornton Carskadon, Misses Frances and Nancy Brengle, of Keyser, all of whom were with her when the end came.
The funeral service will be held this morning at the home Mr. Carskadon in Keyser. Rev F. H. Havenner pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church, will officiate, assisted by Rev R. E. Lee Strider of the Emmanuel Episcopal church, Keyser. The body will arrive in Cumberland at 12:50 pm over the Western Md Railway and interment will take place from the train.

Keyser Tribune, January 24, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010

 


BRENNAN, Edward J.
 
Edward J. Brennan, 73, a native of Lonaconing, died yesterday at his home in Catonsville. Besides his wife, Mrs. Isabel (Moore) Brennan, he is survived by a sister, Miss Mary T. Brennan, of Catonsville. He was a son of the late Edward J. and Anne (Durkin) Brennan, and was a member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, Catonsville, where a requiem high mass will be celebrated on Wednesday at 9 a. m. Interment will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Frostburg about 1:30 p. m. that day. Friends are being received at the Witzke Funeral Home, 4101 Edmondson Avenue, Baltimore.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, March 5, 1962 - pg 16, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 30, 2012


 

BRENNEMAN, Albert C.

MEYERSDALE - Albert C. Brenneman, 88, RD 1, died yesterday in Elyria (Ohio) Hospital. Born in Bittinger July 1, 1874, he was a son of the late Christian J. and Lydia (Bittinger) Brenneman. He is survived by three sons: Earl Brenneman, RD 1, Meyersdale; Ernest Brenneman, Elyria; and Parke Brenneman, Oberlin, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Hetrick, Grantsville; Mrs. Orpha Firl, Elyria; and Mrs. Nelle Lichty, Elyria. Friends will be received at the Price Funeral Home after 3 p.m. today. A service will be conducted there Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. by Rev. Francis Brill. Interment will be Lichty Cemetery, RD Meyersdale.
The Cumberland Evening Times, July 2, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BRENNEMAN, E. Webster

MCHENRY — E. Webster Brenneman, 94, of Marsh Hill Rd., McHenry, died Monday, Sept. 26, 2005, at Goodwill Mennonite Home, Grantsville. Born June 22, 1911, in McHenry, he was the son of the late Nelson and Ruth (Glotfelty) Brenneman. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel G. (Duckworth) Brenneman, Jan. 1, 1991. Mr. Brenneman was a member of McHenry United Methodist Church and was a Sunday School teacher. He had also been employed at Duckworth’s Store, Keyser’s Ridge and also the clerk’s office in the Garrett County Court House. He was also involved in Mountain Top Youth for Christ. Surviving are one son, Eugene W. Brenneman and wife JoAnne, Marietta, Ga.; one sister, Deretta Duckworth, Grantsville; four grandchildren, Cheryl Wilson, Apex, N.C., Paul Brenneman, Marietta, Joyce Glass, Albany, Susan Phillips, Sacramento, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 26722 Garrett Highway, Accident, (McHenry) on Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted on Thursday at 11 a.m. at McHenry United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Dawson officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Accident. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Gideon’s, International.
Cumberland Times obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 25, 2009

 


BRENNEN, Miss Mary
 
LONACONING — Miss Mary T. Brennen, 82, of 114 Westowne Road, Baltimore, died Tuesday night in Jenkins Memorial Hospital there. She was a native of Lonaconing, a daughter of the late Edward and Mary Ann (Durkin) Brennen, and was the last of her immediate family. Surviving are two nieces, Sister Mary Barnard, R.G.S., and Mrs. Mary Sabo, Dover, N. J and a nephew, James McPartland, Lonaconing. The body is at the Witzke Funeral Home, Baltimore. A requiem mass will be celebrated Saturday morning at St Agnes Church there. The body will be brought to St Michael's Cemetery for burial Saturday at 2 p.m.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, December 26, 1969 - pg 18, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 30, 2012



BREWER, Mrs. Blanche Virginia McKenzie
 
KEYSER - Mrs. Blanche Virginia Brewer, 82, widow of Samuel E. Brewer, died yesterday at Keyser Nursing Home, Mt. Lake Park. She was a daughter of the late Charles and Matilda (Blair) McKenzie and was born in Cresaptown, Md. Mrs. Brewer and her husband, who died in 1941, used to manage the old Mineral County Home, near Gerszell. She was a member of Dawson Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Charles S. Brewer, Frederick, Md.; a sister, Mrs. Nora Fetterolf, Catawissa, Pa., nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Rogers Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p. m. today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 19, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 25, 2012


BREWER, Charles Samuel
 
FREDERICK — Charles Samuel Brewer, 67, of 626 Trail Ave., died Sunday at the Frederick Memorial Hospital following a long illness. He was a native of Cresaptown, the son of the late Samuel Edward and Blanche (McKenzie) Brewer. He was a member of the Salvation Army and a charter member of the Men's Fellowship Club of the Salvation Army in Cumberland. He was a former train conductor for the B&O Railroad, a former member of the National Guard in Cumberland, and was active in scouting work in Frederick. He is survived by his widow, Nelly (Stewart) Brewer; one son, Wayne E. Brewer, here; two daughters, Mrs. William. E. Critchley, here, and Mrs. C. J. Cooke, Landover, and five grandchildren. Friends will be received here at the M. R. Etchison and Son Funeral Home, 106 East Church Street, from 7 to 9 p. m. A service will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p. m. by Brigadier E. B. Hariss of the Salvation Army. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Cumberland News, August 27, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 22, 2013

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