Gladys A. Breitenbach

07/12/2011 4:32 PM |

Gladys A. Breitenbach of Aquebogue died July 6 at her home. She was 74.

She was born July 2, 1937, in Riverhead, to Mary (Lachick) and John Columbus. She graduated from high school, married Walter Breitenbach and worked as a saleswoman at Caldor in Riverhead.

Ms. Breitenbach is survived by her husband; her daughters, Sharon Tanzi of Mastic Beach, Kim Talmage and Susanne, both of Riverhead, and Michele Wells of Mattituck; her siblings, John and Thomas Columbus and Lori Olson, all of New York; and four grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brother Frank Columbus.

Visiting hours took place July 8 at Reginald H. Tuthill Funeral Home in Riverhead. A service was held July 9 at Christ Lutheran Church in Center Moriches, with Pastor C. Bell officiating. Interment was at Riverhead Cemetery.