Anna R. Breitenbach, age 94, of Spruce St. W. Salem Twp., Greenville, passed away Thursday evening, October 25, 2018 in St. Paul's.

She was born in Sharon, PA on March 5, 1924 to Joseph and Anna (Monat) Pinkle. She was a 1942 graduate of Penn High School. Anna had been a Homemaker most of her life and had previously been employed at Greenville Dry Cleaning and The Home Bakery.

Anna was a member of St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Greenville, where she had been active with the St. Michael School Bizarre, volunteered in the Rectory and had donated food for funeral dinners. Anna's hobbies included, sewing, baking and attending card club. On February 20, 1943, she married William L. Breitenbach, Sr., he passed away on August 21, 1991.

She is survived by three daughters; Marie Duell and her husband Michael of Greenville, Eleanor Barrows and her husband Thomas of Hadley and Mary Mallory and her husband Eric of Salem, OH, a son; William L. Breitenbach, Jr. and his wife Patricia of Transfer, two sisters; Violet Nottingham of Adamsville and Alouise Kerr of Jamestown, a brother; Frank Pinkl of Gettysburg, five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

Anna was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two brothers; Joseph Pinkle and william Pinkle and a sister; Eleanor Firster.

Memorial contributions may be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Lee Anderson Lee Anderson
    October 26, 2018    

    I’m sorry sorry to hear of your loss Bill and Patty and families…thoughts and prayers be with you …Lee Anderson

  2. Kim Hyde Kim Hyde
    October 26, 2018    

    So very sorry for your loss ,had a lot of laughs with Annie,she was a very special lady,she will be missed(I am Joy Fry’s daughter)they were best friends 4-ever

  3. Cathy and Joe Pinkle Cathy and Joe Pinkle
    October 27, 2018    

    So sad to hear this , she was very special to us. She will be very sadly missed! love you Aunt Annie!

  4. Carla/Dale. Myers Carla/Dale. Myers
    October 27, 2018    

    So sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed our visits with her. She was a lovely lady

  5. Cheryl Ann Pinkle Cheryl Ann Pinkle
    October 28, 2018    

    To Aunt Annie’s Family
    I have so many fond memories as a child of her. She was always a very kind person.

  6. Janie Pinkle Baker Janie Pinkle Baker
    October 29, 2018    

    I am so sad to have heard of the passing of Aunt Annie. I have so many wonderful memories of going down the hill to play with Marie. Aunt Annie was always so fun and I remember all the delicious goodies she would make us.
    Marie, Mary Ann and I were all the same age. Such precious times.

  7. Angela McCoy Angela McCoy
    October 29, 2018    


    I just found out about your mom passing away. I was soo sorry to hear this. Prayers to you and your family.


  8. Sylvia Waid Sylvia Waid
    October 29, 2018    

    My deepest condolences to you all. I grew up as a neighbor of Ann and Bill. Ann driving the lawn mower around the yard is one of my cherished and often talked about memories of childhood. You could always count on her smiling face and waving and taking time out of her day to come and chat. We would always invite her to come into the swimming pool with us, but she would decline, and she watched our dogs and house when my family went on vacation. She was a wonderful woman and left such a positive mark on my and so many people’s lives and will be long remembered. I am so sorry for your loss.
    Sylvia Waid

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