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  • In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: United States Naval Academy, Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence Fund, www.usna63.org/foundation/PledgeForm.pdf

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“Thank you, Tony, for your service to our country. ”
1 of 24 | Posted by: Col George O Lewis, USAF (Ret) - TX

“My sincerest condolences to Tony's family. I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. It's been such a long time since we were in touch, but I will...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Norma Pezzuto - Edina, MN

“Tony and I had a great time working together over a 4-5 year period. He was a master of jokes and we had a healthy exchange during that period. His...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Ernie Neal - Columbus, OH

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Tony's family. He was a true gentleman. It was my honor and privilege to work with Tony at BFI. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Ann Hodge - Katy, TX

“Tony was one of my closest friends after I moved to Houston and I will miss him. But I can’t think of him without remembering his quick wit, how...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Curt Johnson - Richmond, TX

“Beverly My mother was Frances Albright and my sister is Nancy Lowery. To say the least the Breard family has played a huge part in my life. One...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Mary Albright Dezendorf - LA

“So sorry, my prayers are with you, I love you, Frona ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Frona Call - Gallipolis Ferry, WV

“Tony's warm personality and friendship will be greatly missed by all that came to know him. His keen sense of humor and quick wit made him a joy to...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Rich and Betty-Ray Wilson - CA

“I had the pleasure of having Tony in my life for 15 years. He was a witness to my life and my marriage to Yvonne. He counseled me thru the best and...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Mark Lewis - Houston, TX - Son

“I was fortunate to see and visit with my favorite Father-in-law a few days before he went to be with our Lord. He was making us laugh and we were...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Yvonne Lewis - Houston, TX

“Well, my most favorite memory took place in 1974 when I spent a summer in Oxon Hill with Tony and Alice. We'd gone to see sights in and around...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Rebecca Blanke - Mattoon, IL

“I was sorry to learn of his passing. I will miss his Sunday phone calls. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Truman Brown - Spartanburg, SC

“The last time I saw Tony was in November of 2009 when I drove through and stayed over night while towing a farm tractor to Missouri via a stop over...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Jason Blanke - La Parguera, PR

“I am so sorry for the loss of my cousin. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With love, Renee Breard Wright ”
14 of 24 | Posted by: Renee Breard Wright - Monroe, LA

“My earliest memory of Uncle Tony was in my waking moments as a child. When I stayed with my grandparents I would wake every morning to see the...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: Harry (Buddy) Blanke - Inman, SC

“My memories of Tony began in the summer of 1959 when we were first year roomates at the Naval Academy. Tony's unfailing determination and great sense...Read More »
16 of 24 | Posted by: Dick and Susan Andrews - CA

“While I am saddened by the loss of such a wonderful person, I can't help but smile when I think about the positive influence Tony had in the lives of...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Rebecca Temple

“Although I never got to meet Tony I had talked with him many times on the phone. Bev had told me what a great cook he was so we talked about cooking...Read More »
18 of 24 | Posted by: Diana Bragg - Point Pleasant, WV

“Colette and I are enormously saddened to learn of Tony's passing. He was a wonderful classmate at the Naval Academy, so reliable, friendly, and...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: Roger Mehle - Washington, DC

“We were so sorry to hear of Tony's passing. He was a good friend while at the Naval Academy and for the many years since. Our prayers are with Tony...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Norm and Judy Shackelton - MD

“Your kind spirit and love of everyone will be greatly missed. What a joy and blessing to know you. ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: David and Nicole Bryant - Austin, TX

“Matt and I are so honored to count Tony and Beverly as dear friends and our "stand-in" family when we lived in Austin. Tony's wonderful cooking was...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Karen Winslow - Antwerp, Belgium

“I love you and miss you. God bless you always - Lori ”
23 of 24 | Posted by: Lori Lewis - Austin, TX

“My thoughts are with. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Jean Krausse - Austin, TX


Harold Anthony "Tony" Breard

Tony Breard died at the age of 70 on March 14th in Austin, Texas.

Tony was born on June 26, 1941 in Monroe, Louisiana. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland in 1963 and served in the Vietnam War after graduating. He was a retired consultant and lobbyist who enjoyed fishing, cooking, reading, writing poetry, and learning to play the banjo. During his retirement his greatest joy was cooking for and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoyed visiting with his friends in the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association of North Texas in Austin during monthly luncheons. He was a very proud grandfather who loved to spend time with his grandchildren. He enjoyed watching his grandchildren participate in school events, cooking for them and their friends, driving carpool, helping with class projects, and just spending special time with them.

Tony and his wife Beverly were blessed with 15 years together and the joy of blending two families. Their deep love and affection for each other was admired by everyone. Tony was a true gentleman who treated everyone with love, respect, and kindness. His family and friends were truly blessed to know him and spend precious years with him.

Along with his wife Beverly, Tony is survived by his sister Nancy Breard of Spartanburg, South Carolina, brother Michael Breard of Sierra Vista, Arizona, son Nathan Breard and wife Tania Breard of Columbus, Georgia; son Benjamin Breard and wife Caroline Spivack of Denver, Colorado; son Mark Lewis and wife Yvonne Lewis of Houston, Texas; daughter Lori Vinciguerra and husband John Vinciguerra of Austin, Texas,; grandchildren Ben and Hope Gilbert of Austin, Texas, Carli Vinciguerra of Austin, Texas; Alexis and Lauren of Georgia; great-grandson Sebastian of Georgia; nieces Jeny Burrell of Houston, Texas, and Rebecca Blanke of Mattoon, Illinois; nephews Harry Blanke of Spartanburg, South Carolina and Jason Blanke of Puerto Rico; and three great nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents Harold Anthony Breard, Sr. and Dorothy Favers Breard as well as his niece Melissa Breard.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at Weed-Corley-Fish Lake Travis Chapel, 411 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, TX 78734.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the United States Naval Academy, Class of 1963 Center for Academic Excellence Fund, www.usna63.org/foundation/PledgeForm.pdf