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James Lewis Breedlove

February 17, 1931 ~ February 22, 2020 (age 89)


James Breedlove passed away peacefully Saturday, February 22, 2020. He was born in Kansas City, Mo., February 17, 1931 to Inez Donaldson and Jack Breedlove.

He attended Park College, earned his master's degree from University of Kansas and in 1962 he completed his doctorate in social work at Case Western Reserve.

James married Marian Cronheim in 1963 and moved to Portland in 1964. He was a professor of social work at Portland State University from 1964 to 1992. He also had a private practice for many years. James was an avid reader and book collector all of his life. His interests included 19th century fiction, philosophy and art. James also an avid gardener who spent many hours landscaping his home. During his life he also developed multifamily and commercial real estate in the Portland area and during his retirement he enjoyed time with his grandchildren and Scottish Terrier.

James was preceded in death by his wife; and brother, Jack.

He is survived by his sons, Jeremy (Linda) and Jonathan; two grandchildren, Elena and Josh; as well as extended family.

An informal service was held at 4 p.m., March 13, 2020, at Beth Israel Cemetery.

Donations may be made to the Nature Conservancy.

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