In Memoriam: Richard J. Breivogel


The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has received word of the death August 21, 2007 of retiree Richard J.  Breivogel, Jr. in Falmouth after a short illness.  He was 86.

Richard began working at the Institution in 1972 as a painter.  He then transferred to the Facilities Department where he retired in 1986.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge in Falmouth for over 60 years and was elected several times its Noble Grand. He enjoyed the outdoors and fishing, and in his youth he loved to sail, he also taught tennis at Menauhant Yacht Club.

Richard was the husband of Barbara (Brooks) Breivogel, who died in 1987. He is survived by three sons; Daniel Breivogel of Feeding Hills, MA; Carl and Kenneth Breivogel both of Falmouth; a daughter Marjorie Fulp of Oak Bluffs, MA;  one brother Robert Breivogel of Falmouth; four grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews. He was brother of the late Claire Wessner.

Visiting hours will be Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. in Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 475 Main St. , Falmouth Center. A funeral procession will gather at the funeral home at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, August. 27, with a graveside service to follow at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery, Falmouth.

Memorial donations may be made to the Odd Fellows Lodge, 354 Main St. Hyannis, MA 02601.


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