Edward Lee "Ed" Breehl

March 28, 1936 - June 13, 2020
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Edward Lee “Ed” Breehl, 84, of New Philadelphia, passed away in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover on June 13, 2020.

Born in New Phila. on March 28, 1936, he was the son of the late Clementine “Toots” Breehl Benjamin and Lawrence J. Breehl.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School, Ed co…

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Edward Lee “Ed” Breehl, 84, of New Philadelphia, passed away in Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital at Dover on June 13, 2020.

Born in New Phila. on March 28, 1936, he was the son of the late Clementine “Toots” Breehl Benjamin and Lawrence J. Breehl.

After graduating from New Philadelphia High School, Ed continued his formal education at The Ohio State University, where he played center on the football team. Most notably, he was part of the1953 undefeated Quaker football team and 1957 Ohio State National Championship team. His passion for the Quakers and Buckeyes continued throughout his lifetime, traveling to both home and away games as a season ticket holder.

Ultimately, he obtained his Master’s of Education degree from Ashland University, and taught Marketing at Buckeye Career Center from 1976 until his retirement in 2010.

In addition to educating area students, Ed was a dedicated civil servant of the area always trying to advance his local community. He served on the New Philadelphia Board of Education, the New Phila Zoning Board, the Tuscora Park board, New Philadelphia City Council, along with several other organizations.

He dearly loved coaching Pony League baseball for more than 20 years. His memberships included the B.P.O.E. Lodge #510, the New Philadelphia VFW Post #1445, and the Ohio AMVETS Post #1338. As a young man, he honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corp.

Ed was a devoted husband to his wife of 59 years, Sondra J. “Sandy” Breehl of New Philadelphia; and a loving father to his children, Vicki Mechelke of New Philadelphia, Alyson (Roger) Zacher of Moon Twp, PA, and Edward (Chris) Breehl of New Philadelphia. He dearly loved his grandchildren, Brian and Sondra Mechelke, Kiera Zacher, and Alex and Roman Breehl; and his great-granddaughter, Adelyn; his siblings, Lawrence (Nadine) Breehl, Beverly Breehl, and Pixie (Dale) Denham, all of New Philadelphia; his sisters-in-law, Jeannie Breehl Haney, Virginia Guleff, and Connie Sparma Malenick; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his mother, father, and step-father, John Benjamin, Ed was preceded in passing by his brother, William Breehl; brother-in-law, Joe Sparma; two nephews and one great-niece.

The public can pay their respects at Sacred Heart Church’s new foyer Friday, June 19, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Father Jeff Coning will celebrate a Mass of Christian Burial in the church beginning at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ed’s memory may be directed to the New Philadelphia Quaker Club, PO Box 202, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, June 19, 2020

Time: 11:00 am

End Time: 1:00 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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The public can pay their respects without the family present at Sacred Heart Church’s new foyer.

Service Information

Date: Friday, June 19, 2020

Time: 1:30 pm

Sacred Heart Catholic Church


139 3rd Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Cemetery Information

Date: Friday, June 19, 2020

Calvary Cemetery - New Philadelphia


Delaware Drive, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Donation Information

New Philadelphia Quaker Club

PO BOX 202
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663

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Born: March 28, 1936
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Nancy Day-Reinemann posted on 6/19/20

May his light always shine upon his family.


Barb and Jim Exley posted on 6/19/20

Ed was a great guy, a great friend, and a great classmate from the NPHS Class of 1954. Our sympathy goes out to Sandy and the Breehl family.


Bret Shetler posted on 6/19/20

Mrs. Breehl, Vicki, Alyson, and Eddie and families you have all of our sympathy as you mourn the loss of a wonderful husband, father and person. I have known the Breehl family for over 40 plus years as I went to school and graduated with Alyson. My fondest memory of Mr. Breehl would have to have been seeing him at Allstate Insurance on a monthly basis for over 10 plus years as he came in to pay the auto insurance. We had many good conversations over the years, most of them were about our families and or sports. He was always so positive, and had a smile on his face as he beemed about his beloved family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers as you celebrate the life of Mr. Breehl today. All of our sympathy, Bret and Susan Shetler and family


mike johnson posted on 6/18/20

Ed was a great Quaker, Buckeye, and friend. I enjoyed talking to Ed. We could always find something to talk about. What a great person who lived a full, sharing life leaving all with a story and a smile. He will be missed. mike johnson


Sally Ross posted on 6/18/20

Sandy I'm so so sorry for your loss Ed was a great and awesome man everyone loved him RIP ED


Barbara Whalen posted on 6/17/20

Wow what a great man. I had him as a terrific teacher. He really cared about the students. He will be missed by so many. Sending prayers to the families. RIP Mr. Breehl. Barb Deets Whalen


Molly Mann posted on 6/17/20

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I taught with Ed at Buckeye Career Center and always thought that he was such a kind man. I'll keep you all in my prayers and wish you the deepest sympathy at this difficult time.


Cheryl J Skinner Tri-State Military Museum posted on 6/17/20

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time, May you come to know that the love of God is with you always, May your memories of Edward Lee Breehl, give you peace, comfort and strength… Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete. I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers to the family of …. US Marine Veteran, Edward Lee Breehl, is “A True American Hero” God Bless† † Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †


Lonnie Swigert posted on 6/16/20

Mr. B as I called him came into my life when I had lost my way. Not only was he a great teacher, family man, father figure, and mentor, he was my friend. He helped me see I had worth and could make something of myself. Ed and Mr. Mann made a great team teaching at Buckeye. Teachers make a difference and I carry Mr. B with me everyday in the career decisions and life choices I make. While time passes and we talked and seen each other less frequently, he remained on my mind and will forever be in my heart! Much love and support for Sandy and the entire family in this time of grief. Love ya Mr. B!!!


Ed davis posted on 6/16/20

I am very saddened to hear of the loss. Ed and Sandy are family to all that have met them. With deep sympathy. I am sorry for the loss of this man, and the void it leaves behind. Ed Davis.


Jayne Hawk posted on 6/16/20

I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was always a kind person. Rest In Peace, Ed. ?


Brenda Schupbach posted on 6/16/20

Sandy I am sending my sympathy to you and your entire family. Ed was always a talker with me at the bowling alley and I enjoyed our friendship. Prayers to you and yours.


Linda Schlabach posted on 6/16/20

I am so sorry for your loss, my sympathies to your family


Terry and Linda Correll posted on 6/16/20

Sorry for your loss. Terry&Linda Correll.


Dena Lovell Bonnell posted on 6/16/20

Sandy sending prayers to you and family at this time


Marsha (Scott) Herron posted on 6/16/20

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Sandy and family. He was a great man and great teacher.


Barbara Wilson posted on 6/16/20

Sandy and to all your family and Friends many. I send my condolences and in loving Memory my husbands. Who thought the world of your large family. We had some fond memories spent with many of them , with a lot of you. I am unable to attend service . Please know your all lifted up in my ? prayers. The family of George L Wilson.


Nancy Day-Reinemann posted on 6/16/20

My deepest sympathy to you Sandy and the family. The world has lost one of the few decent men in this world. He was truly a great man and has a beautiful family. I was thankful enough to know him. Sandy your a strong woman and I know you will miss him a lot. May God bless all of you at this time.


Raj Shah posted on 6/16/20

My heart and mind is with the Breehl family during this difficult time. What an amazing life filled with love and support which Mr. Breehl both gave and rightfully received; marked by service to his community, love of sport, and passion for his family.


Arlene Zacher posted on 6/16/20

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this very sad time.


Lillian Borgs posted on 6/16/20

Sorry for loss of a great husband,father,grandfather and brother! Lillian


Greg Ress posted on 6/16/20

Wow. Our community lost one great man in Ed Breehl. My deepest sympathy to all the Breehls! I always loved talking to Ed. He always had a way making you feel good after a conversation. Whatever it may have been about. I thank him for his time spent with myself as well as other young men on the ball fields. He taught us how to win and lose, and ultimately grow into good men. What a life he had. From a Quaker to a National Champion Buckeye, a husband of over 50 years, an outstanding father, a public servant, an educator, a family man, and just a great man! We all will miss him. But tonight I will look up in the sky and say cheers to a great one! Cheers Ed Breehl!


Pat Guthrie posted on 6/16/20

Sandy and Family... So sorry for your loss. Mr. Breehl was always smiling and happy which reflects his happiness with his family and friends. Your happy memories will always remain in your heart. Love to you.


Lori Spittle and Terry Geers posted on 6/16/20

Sandy and family. So sorry for your loss! Ed was truly a remarkable man. Enjoyed talking to him each and every time we saw you. Loved all of his stories. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family! Hugs! O ?H?I?O


Fred and Lori Ayers and Kids posted on 6/16/20

Sandy, Vicki, Alyson, and Eddie We all want to send you all the sympathy in the world Ed was one of a kind and will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him . We all were very fortunate to have Ed in our lives, he was funny, compassionate, and would give you the shirt off his back . Loved when he would talk about his Ohio State Buckeyes days . God got a wonderful man and we will miss him. Love, Fred, Lori, Cody, Jaramiah, Tosha, Jonathan, Tyler, Colin, and Isaiah


Ron and Debbie Hoopes posted on 6/16/20

What an awesome man! He will be missed deeply by a lot of people. Very caring, thoughtful, kind, generous and I could go on and on. Sondra, Vicki, Eddie, Alyson - our hearts are very heavy and we both want you to know how much we loved Ed. God needed an angel and he sure got a great one. We love you very much.