Joseph H. Breitenbach

Joseph H. Breitenbach, age 63, of Newark, DE passed away at his home on October 6, 2019. Born in Chester, PA, he was the son of the late Bernice A. (Hager) and Henry Aloysius Breitenbach. Joe attended Texas State Technical Institute for computer science, and went on to work as a self-employed computer technician. He had a knack for computer hardware, and enjoyed solving PC-related puzzles. Joe also loved animals and was supportive of animal’s rights. In addition to his parents, Joe was predeceased by his sister, Aloma Molton.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sarah (Desmond) Breitenbach; his son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Staci Breitenbach of Newark, DE; his granddaughter, Sabine Breitenbach; his sister, Cindy Maguire of Aston, PA; and his beloved dogs, Tasha and Woody.

A visitation will be held on Friday October 11, 2019 from 11 A.M. to 12 P.M. with funeral services beginning at 12 P.M. at the Mealey Funeral Home, 2509 Limestone Road Wilmington, DE 19808. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Brandywine Valley SPCA, 600 South St, New Castle, DE 19720. Online condolences may be made at


Submitted by Elaine Greggo on
Dear Sally, I am so sorry for your loss. I think of you often and fondly. Please know you and your family are in my prayers. Warmly, Elaine

Submitted by Linda D Devaco on
Sally, I am so sorry to hear of your husbands passing. Saying if I can do anything is what people say, but eventually you will think of something that I may be able to do to help. Here is my phone number: 302-652-1852. Call for whatever even just to talk.

Submitted by Pat Connolly on
Dear Sally It is with great sadness and shock that I learned of Joe's passing. You always had stories to tell about him. My heartfelt condolences to you and the family. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Submitted by Paul Smiley and... on
Sally and family, so sorry to learn of the passing of Joe, I only met him a few times, but his love of animals and the easy way about him was noteworthy and memorable. You are in our thoughts and we pray that you have the strength and grace to get through this difficult time. We will make a donation to the SPCA in his honor today. So sorry, best regards, Paul and Beth Smiley and family.