Obituary for BREITLING

Published in the Albuquerque Journal on Friday January 01, 2010

Shirl M. Breitling, 69, a resident of Albuquerque, NM, since 1992, died Wednesday, December 23, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Alice Bert, also of Albuquerque; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and Emily Bert, of Fremont CA; his brother-in-law, Paul Bert, of Albany, OR; his cousin and her husband, Shirlene and Charles Brown, of Albuquerque; and numerous other cousins mostly residing in the Salt Lake City area. Dr. Breitling was preceded in death by his father and mother, Ernest Adolph Breitling and Mildred Morgan Breitling, of Salt Lake City, UT. He was a member of the Albuquerque Flute Association and Friends of Calligraphy. He is a past member of the Utah Orchid Society, Professional Ski Instructors Association, Alta Ski School, the American Chemical Society, Pastel Society of NM, and Escribiente. Dr. Breitling earned a Ph. D. in chemistry from the Univ. of Utah in 1969. He was post-doctoral fellow at the Univ. of Utah until 1973 and then an associate research professor at the Univ. of Pittsburgh until 1976. He worked at Chemical Systems Division in San Jose, CA, from 1978 to 1989; at the AF Rocket Lab at Edwards AFB, CA, until 1992; at AFRL at Kirtland AFB, NM, until 1999; then with Aero Thermo Technology until 2006 when he retired. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 12701 Indian School Rd., NE, Albuquerque, NM, 87112, in the Relief Society Room. Flowers may be sent to French Mortuary, 10500 Lomas Blvd., NE, Albuquerque, NM 87112, or donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Animal Humane Association of NM, 615 Virginia SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please visit our online guestbook for Shirl Breitling at RememberTheirStory.com. French 10500 Lomas Blvd. NE (505) 275-3500

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