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Henry W. Breckenridge March 12, 1937 -- Feb. 18, 2006

Henry W. Breckenridge of Buffalo, a Navy veteran and retired security officer, died Saturday in Buffalo General Hospital after a brief illness. He was 68.

Known as "Hank," he was born in Louisville, Ky., and came to Buffalo as an infant. He grew up in Lackawanna before moving back to Buffalo, where he lived the past 45 years.

Mr. Breckenridge served in the Navy for four years before taking a job at Bethlehem Steel Corp. He spent 15 years as a security guard at General Motors' East Delavan Avenue plant until his retirement in 1986.

A former member of the American Legion, he enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, the former Barbara Culbreath; a daughter, Y. Monique Alston of Upper Marlboro, Md.; two sons, Stanley of Buffalo and Michael Nabors of Dilwyn, Va.; his mother, Irene; five sisters, Myrna Lewis, Mary Magby, Katherine Williams, Shirley Hargro and Yvonne Lewis, and a brother, Ronald, all of Buffalo; and three grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday in St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 555 Northampton St. Burial, with military honors, will be in Forest Lawn.

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