Warren Samuel Breithaupt

March 06, 1929 ‒ September 12, 2017

Delaware, Ohio

Warren Samuel Breithaupt, 88, of Delaware passed away Tuesday evening, September 12, 2017 at the Delaware Court Health Care Center.

He was born March 6, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to the late Ezra and Ruth (Harrison) Breithaupt. After graduating high school, Warren went on to further his studies and graduate from the North Central College in Napierville, Illinois.

Warren served as the director of the YMCA in Saginaw, Michigan for many years retiring in 1985. He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club and former volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He also served as a member and headed up the food committee at Willowbrook at Delaware Run for several years. An avid reader, Warren enjoyed playing tennis and golf in his younger years.

Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of almost 68 years, Edythe Gene (Marshall) Breithaupt; daughters, Katherine (David) Klug of Marysville and Jean (James) Wright of Mission, Texas; sons, Steven (Suzanne) Breithaupt of Cadillac, Michigan, Mark (Ann) Breithaupt of Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania and David (Anne) Breithaupt of Mattawan, Michigan; 11 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; 2 nephews and 1 niece also survive.

In addition to his parents, Warren was preceded in death by his sister Winifred Olds.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to assist the Breithaupt family.

To share a fond memory of Warren or to offer a condolence to his family, please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • We are so very sorry. Please know that all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May eternal rest grant unto him, oh Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

  • Here is a copy of his granddaughter Rachel Breithaupt’s piece in honor of her grandparents.
    To Grandma and Grandpa Breithaupt

    Your Legacy of Love

    I’m lucky.
    I like my family.
    I won the uterine lottery and I know it.

    My family taught me how to laugh,
    how to laugh it off,
    how to end up laughing,
    how to snort milk laughing,
    how to get sent to another room for homework from laughing,
    how to share a room full of stories laughing.

    My family makes me feel a hundred feet tall,
    like I can reach through ceilings,
    or fall hard and get up again and again and again.

    My family works hard to love each other,
    through differing opinions,
    generational changes,
    and thousands of miles.

    And it just keeps growing!

    My family carries love like water from deep roots and it reaches out in many directions.
    My family turns its face to the sun and weathers sickness and fear and distance and time.

    And we are so grateful, grateful beyond word or thought, until all we can do is press our hands to our hearts, feel the beating in our chests, breathe deep, and let it wash over us in waves.

    68 years ago Eddie and Warren got married. 68 years ago, two kids made a promise to try and to never stop trying. I am here because of it. Their legacy lives and breathes and squeals from raspberries blown on the bellies of great-grandchildren.

    Grandma. Grandpa. Your dream came true. Our family is your love’s legacy.

    We will miss you, Grandpa. And we are so grateful, so very grateful, to you and Grandma for the love and life you’ve made. XOXO Love Rachel and Abe

  • So sorry to hear of Warrens passing.I cherish the memories of the many good times we had together.

    Al Tingley