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Jack Dean Breazeale ’50

A picture of Jack Breazeale

Jack Dean Breazeale ’50, November 5, 2008, in Kauai, Hawaii, following a stroke. Jack served with 89th Division in Europe during World War II, and came to Reed on the G.I. Bill. He earned a BA in chemistry from Reed and a PhD in physical chemistry from the University of Washington. For 26 years, he worked as a thermodynamicist for United Technology Corporation, chemical systems division, in Sunnyvale, California. He retired to Kauai, Hawaii, in 1987, where he played tuba in the Kauai Community Band, was on the board of the Kauai Concert Association, and was a member of the Lihue Christian Church. Jack and Donna LaVonne Breazeale were married for 65 years, and had a son and daughter, four grandchildren, and two great grandsons.

Appeared in Reed magazine: August 2009

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