Vladimir Breuer

Male 1917 - 2008  (91 years)

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  • Name Vladimir Breuer 
    Born 10 Jan 1917 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Apr 2008 
    Person ID I25590  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Family Virginia Hueber 
    Married: 1x1. Margaret J. Breuer
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 
    Family ID F9252  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 91, of DeWitt, NY, died peacefully at his winter home in Estero, Florida, on Sunday, April 6, 2008. Vic was born January 10, 1917, in Manhattan, two years after his parents, Vladimir and Victoria, emigrated from Prague, Czechoslovakia. While attending the New York State College of Forestry, Class of 1940, he met Virginia "Bobbie" Hueber. They were married on July 4, 1942, shortly after Bobbie's graduation from Syracuse University. Vic joined the U.S. Navy in July 1941 and served on board the ship "The Prairie State." He was commissioned an ensign in January 1942 and was transferred to teach at the Naval Diesel School at Cornell University from 1942 to 1944. Vic was discharged from active duty in 1945 but remained in the Naval Reserve for 22 years, thereafter retiring with the rank of commander. In 1948, after three years of employment with US Plywood in Laconia, NH, Vic returned to Syracuse to join his father-in-law, Francis Hueber, working for Hueber Brothers Construction Co. The company incorporated in 1958 and became known as Hueber-Breuer Construction Co. While serving as vice president and then president of the company, Vic constructed many notable landmarks throughout Central New York, including The Insurance Company of North America, Syracuse University's Biological Laboratories and a major expansion of St. Joseph's Hospital. Long active in the Syracuse Builders Exchange, Vic served many years as a director before becoming president of the organization from 1985 to 1987. Vic was very involved in Holy Cross Church, the DeWitt Kiwanis and the Syracuse Power Squadron. Vic especially cherished two pastimes: SU sports and boating. Vic seldom missed an SU football or basketball game, and in 2001 he and Bobbie were named "Lifetime Most Valuable Players" by the athletic department. His interest in boating provided many years of enjoyment on the St. Lawrence River. A longtime member of the Syracuse Power Squadron, he served many years on its Bridge in numerous positions, including commodore. He especially enjoyed his time at Binnacle Island. Vic was predeceased in 2003 by his wife, Bobbie, with whom he shared his life for 61 years. He recently celebrated his 91st birthday surrounded by all his children and grandchildren in Naples, Florida. Surviving are his daughter, Pat Smoyer of Estero, FL, son-in-law, Ron and grandchildren, Chris Ray and Robb Ray; son, Jim of Fayetteville, daughter-in-law, Cathy and grandchildren, Andy, Connie and Charlie; daughter, Peggy Mooney of Jamesville, son-in-law, Doug and grandchildren, Kristin and Allison. Vic also leaves behind a devoted companion, Lynn Britt, also of Estero, FL. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 10, at Burns-Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 E. Genesee St., Syracuse from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Cross Church, DeWitt, NY, at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 11.