Chris Breinich

October 27, 1968 ‒ April 26, 2021

Galion, Ohio

Chris Breinich, 52, of Galion passed away Monday, April 26, 2021 at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center after a brief illness.

Born October 27, 1968 in Galion, the son of his late father John Breinich and Frieda (Lehman) Breinich of Galion.  He married Melissa Coble on August 22, 2017.

Chris was a graduate of Galion High School in 1987 and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The Ohio State University. He served his country with the United States Army and previously worked at The Ohio State University Hospital and Marion Correctional Facility.  He was currently working for the Central Star Home Health Services. Chris enjoyed music and played the guitar, enjoyed hiking, the outdoors and the Nordic Culture and would often joke, saying he was a Viking .

In addition to his mother and wife, he is survived by children, Ariel Breinich, Marissa Breinich, Mathias Breinich, Madilynn Breinich and adopted son, Bryan (Stephanie) Breinich; stepchildren, Megan, Dallas and Dustin; six grandchildren and one on the way; five step-grandchildren and one on the way; sister, Heather (Louie) Falzone of Maumee; two nephews, Corbin and Caleb and niece Haylee.

A celebration of life will be held starting at 12:00 noon and will continue all day on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at his residence at 255 Iberia Road, Galion, Ohio with full military honors being conducted by the United States Army  and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail at 2:00 p.m.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of Chris Breinich, and condolences may be made to them at

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  • Marissa, Madilynn and Mathias,
    Sorry for the passing of your father, God bless you with fond memories…

  • Melissa & Family, So sorry to jear of Chris’s passing. Such a nice guy and will be missed by many. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you.

  • Melissa and family:

    We are so sorry. We were so happy when you and Chris moved back to Galion. It is so hard to understand why things happen the way they do. Please know that we care and are praying much for all of you. The folks at Windfall Emanuel are also continuing to pray. If we can do anything to help, please let us know.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Chris’s family. So sorry to hear of his passing so young.

  • Fly high Chris. You will be missed by many .. the entire family is in my thoughts and prayers much love to you all. Love you Ariel.

  • Marissa, Maddie, Matthias, I am so sorry for your great loss, prayers for comfort and peace

  • So sorry to hear of Chris’s passing. Thoughts and prayers for Chris’s family at this difficult time. San and Debbie Seckel

  • Chris was “ Uncle Chris” to my children and one of my husbands closest friends. Although we weren’t blood related, he gave the best advice and smacked you around when you needed it. Just like a good uncle and friend would do. He definitely has left a mark that is irreplaceable in my family. RIP Chris

  • My heart is heavy for you all. I worked with Chris for a short time at Central Star. He was a very hard working, smart, kind, and funny guy. He spoke highly of his family and friends and never missed an opportunity to help someone out even if it mean his burden was much more. He will be greatly missed and I am sad to see such a great man go. They always say God wants the good ones back too soon. ♥️

  • Terribly sad to hear this. I have fond memories of Chris from High School. Thoughts & prayers to the family.

  • I really hate that this happened to him, he was a pretty squared away man. I knew him from a friendship with his oldest daughter. Turns out, we were both Army Veterans. My deepest condolences to him and his family.

  • So sorry to hear of Chris passing . My condolences to the family. I have fond memories of Chris working at OSU Dodd Hall. He was a good caring nurse and could always make you laugh!
    God Bless
    Janelle (Meredith) Janowiecki

  • Fond memories of working with Chris he was my preceptor when I first started working at Dodd Hall at OSU also had fun times outside work ! Prayers for the family !❤

  • My thoughts accompany you and you will allways stay in my heart.8 Jears ago my dream come true to travel to the USA in Mansfield.Wehre some of my relatives life.Your Father John Paul accompamed me and we are very happy and had a good time.I am proud to have met you and your Childern.Much of your love happines courage and strengths remain in my Heart. I say thank you and wish all relatives our deepest Condolences and Rest in God’s eternal Pace.

  • Condolences to the family. Prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. RIP Chris.

  • I am so saddened to hear about the passing of Chris. Prayers go out to his children, family and friends that knew him. RIP Chris

  • Marissa, Mat and Madelyn , We were so sad for you, when we heard of your dad’s passing. Our hearts go out to you. Sometimes life is just not fair. Hang in there, time heals all wounds. Love, your Colorado family