Eleanor A. "El" Breshock, 87, died peacefully on January 29, 2013, in Munster, Ind., due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease.
She was born March 10, 1925, in Hazelton, Pa., where she graduated as salutatorian from St. Gabriel High School.
El married Joseph Breshock in 1950, and moved to Hammond, then Munster, Ind. He survives.
She was deeply involved in all aspects of raising her children and supporting her husband’s work and volunteer efforts. She was active in the St. Thomas More Church and School communities, volunteering as a school room-mother, in Girl and Boy Scouts programs, with the Altar and Rosary Society, and Meals on Wheels. She was an active volunteer in the local deaf community, working with the Share Foundation and the Apostolate for the Handicapped.
El enjoyed gardening, playing the piano, and playing bridge. Some of her happiest moments were spent with family and friends, gathered for an informal cookout or cup of coffee in the garden near her beautiful roses. Her family will remember her for her easy laugh, and warm, comforting, caring nature. They thank her for being a role model and for her unconditional love.
Among survivors are her daughter, Jo-Ellen (Rudy) Eidam of Decatur; two sons, Robert (Julie) Breshock of Seattle, Wash., and Mark Breshock (fiancée Sandra) of Schererville, Ind.; four grandchildren, Jennifer (fiancé Shawn), Rudi (Anne), Laura, and Michael; two brothers, Gerry and Larry Loskill; and nieces and nephew.
El was preceded in death by a brother, Eugene Loskill.
Visitation will be from 8:30-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 2, at Burns-Kisch Funeral Home, 8415 Calumet Avenue, Munster, Ind.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday at St. Thomas More Church, 8501 Calumet Avenue, Munster, with Father Dennis Blaney officiating.
Burial will be at a later date.
Preferred memorials are to Alzheimer’s Association, or Hospice of Calumet Area.
Online condolences may be made at www.burnskish.com .