Thomas Breck

Died: Thu., Sep. 7, 2017

Funeral Service

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5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Sep. 12, 2017
Location: Root Funeral Home

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Thomas A. Breck, 69 of Binghamton  passed away on Thursday, September 7, 2017. He was born May 12, 1948 in Binghamton. Thomas was predeceased by parents, Alice Breck and Jack Breck, Sr.; sister, Barbara Addison; brother, James Breck and nephew Trevor Breck. He is survived by his brother, Jack Breck and wife Dianne of Lansing, brother, Ronald Breck and wife Jeannie of Greene, sister, Linda Breck of Binghamton, brother, Loren Breck and wife Lanette of Greene and brother Gregory Breck of New York City. Thomas is also survived by several nieces and nephews whom he loved to spend time with. Tom graduated from Greene Central High School, Greene in 1966.  He served in the United States Navy from 1967-1971 and saw duty in Vietnam on board the aircraft carrier the USS Okinawa. He lived in the bay area of San Francisco during the 1960's and found an ally in its culture of music, poetry and political change. His passions were family, poetry, politics and music. Tom often played harmonica (the harp) with various bands. An avid reader, Tom enjoyed spending time in local bookstores. Some of his favorite reading materials were poetry anthologies, the New York Times, literature on the Vietnam war and the writings of Bob Dylan. He also loved the New York Mets, cooking, and in later years found a talent for woodworking and crafting furniture. Tom spent a great deal of time with his family who enjoyed a nurturing relationship with him due to his insight, knowledge and kindness. He is loved deeply and will be forever with his family and friends. Friends of the family may call Tuesday, September 12, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Root Funeral Home, 23 N. Chenango St., Greene, NY 13778 and condolences may be sent to the family at 


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Dana Sage
   Posted Sat September 09, 2017
Jack & Family, I am deeply sorry for your loss...He sounded like a wonderful ,likable person and will bring a warm spot in your hearts whenever you think of him,Dana Sage

   Posted Sat September 09, 2017
I am so sorry to hear this .. TOM was a good soul.. He showed me a different way to look at things ... we played alot of music together .. lots of miles and smiles under our belts .. not a mean bone in his body ... a true individual god speed my good friend

Mike quain and family
   Posted Sun September 10, 2017
To all the wonderful Breck family..our hearts and prayers are with you. I could go on for sometime telling stories about my great memories with Tom. Especially our weird taste in music! But we were blessed with a great guy in our lives but I know his greatest blessing is the Wonderful family he shared. May god grant him a good band to play you guys.

Thom Carlin
   Posted Mon September 11, 2017
Lauren, Lanette, and family,

So sorry to see this notice of your brother's passing.

Hold close all your great memories of him. I hope they will help you keep him near in those moments he crosses your mind.

Please know my heart, and my prayers are with you, as you walk through this week of saying good-bye.

With deepest sympathy,

John Updike
   Posted Thu September 14, 2017
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Pearl Reed-Klein
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
My thoughts to the family. We ask 'why" Dylan says "the answer my friend is blowing in the wind." Tom, may you find your answers........

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