Paul B. Breeyear, 63, Invented Aqueous Cleaning Machine

paul_breeyearPaul B. Breeyear, 63, formerly of Port Henry, New York, died Wednesday morning, Dec. 2, at Baker-Katz Nursing Home, Haverhill.

He was born in Ticonderoga, July 6, 1952, son of the late Benedict J. and Helena C. (Forgette) Breeyear. Educated in the Port Henry school system, Breeyear graduated from Port Henry High School, class of 1971. He attended and completed the Radio Electronics Technical School, Boston, just after High School. Breeyear lived in the New Hampshire area for more than 20 years. For more than 18 years Breeyear was employed in the Research and Development department for Hollis Engineering. While there he was part of a team that invented and patented an Aqueous Cleaning Machine. He enjoyed learning Morse Code even before going to kindergarten, building radio’s and radio controlled airplanes with his brothers, coin collecting and metal detecting and playing the guitar. While in High School he enjoyed participating and was proud to play different instruments in the Golden Eagles Drum & Bugle Corp.

He was predeceased by his wife Margaret (Collins) DeFeo-Breeyear, who died Nov. 20, and a step-daughter Heidi Pierce who died in 1988. His survivors include a daughter, Amy Breeyear of Amherst, N.H.; sister, Cecelia Janice Breeyear-Haq of Peru, N.Y.; two brothers, James J. Breeyear of Vermont, and Gerald B. Breeyear of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are  invited to attend his graveside service in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Moriah, N.Y. A date and time will be announced in the spring.