JOHN W. BREDBENNER, SR.
Passed away in his sleep at his residence in Lanham, MD on October 29,
2011 at the age of 90. Born March 6, 1921 in Easton, PA, Mr. Bredbenner's
parents moved to the Washington, DC area during the Great Depression.
John was a standout athlete in football, track and field at Central High
School, which is where he met his wife of 60 years Evelyn Singleton before
her passing in 2006. After graduating from the Merchant Marine Academy in
1945 he proudly served his country during World War II before becoming an
active duty sailor in the U.S. Navy.
After that he worked as a analyst for the National Security Agency from
which he retired in 1975.
John and Evelyn moved into their residence in Lanham in 1961 where they
raised six sons, John, Steve, Greg, David, Chris and Peter.
In serving his country, Mr. Bredbenner was able to travel through Europe, the
Middle East, Asia, the Pacific and Arctic. John and Evelyn loved to entertain
and socialize with their family home serving as a constant coming and going
point for family, friends and neighbors. He had a life long passion for boating,
especially throughout the Chesapeake Bay.
He is survived by four sons, John, Dave, Chris and Pete; nine grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren. Memorial Service will be held at the family
home on Saturday, November 5 from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment private.
Arrangements by RENDON HALE FUNERAL HOME.
Published in The Washington Post on November 3, 2011