Terry Breymaier is celebrating his 45th anniversary with Eggleston Meinert Pavley Funeral Homes.
Breymaier joined the Oregon-based funeral home in 1965 between his sophomore and junior years at Waite High School.
Breymaier, 62, recalls that he was turned down for his first work permit because at age 17 he was too young. But, although he says he didn’t have the slightest idea what he wanted to do, working for a funeral home appealed to him because he could wear a tie and dress shirt. He applied again, was hired and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for more than 40 years.
Breymaier is well known throughout the Eastern Maumee Bay communities for his volunteer work, particularly with programs associated with Pearson Metropark. He is the founding member of The Friends of Pearson Park and was the committee chairman for the recent citizens drive to raise more than $300,000 for the establishment of an historical interpretation center at the park.
His long-standing commitment to the community has earned him the Frederick Hansen Humanitarian Award from the East Toledo-Oregon Kiwanis, the Exchange Club’s Book of Good Deeds Award and the Toledo Area Metropark’s Oak Tree Award. He is also the recipient of the Toledo Area Boy Scout Council’s Silver Beaver Award.
Last year, he was selected Person of the Year at the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Prism Awards.
Terry is a member of many civic groups including the East Toledo Club. He is a 1965 graduate of Waite High School. He and his wife Mary have two children and three grandchildren.
“Terry’s dedication to the funeral home and his community involvement has served as a benchmark for the rest of our staff to strive for,” said Dennis Pavley, president of Eggleston Meinert Pavley.
Schools & skills
Lucas County Workforce Development and The Source in partnership with the State of Ohio will host Project HIRE 2010 (Hometown Investment in Regional Economies) Friday, April 30 at the Lucas County Recreation Center in Maumee. Project HIRE is a statewide program providing training funds for businesses that hire eligible dislocated workers.
Last year, more than 5,000 job seekers attended along with 120 companies.
Currently scheduled to attend are First Energy, ProMedica Health System, Mercy Health System, the Ohio Highway Patrol, HCR Manor Care and many more businesses, training providers and service organizations.
Call The Source at 419-213-5627.
Selling services and products to government will be the topic of a seminar sponsored by the Wood County Economic Development Commission in partnership with the Procurement Technical Assistance Center and the Small Business Development Center to be held Thursday 8:30-11:00 a.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg. Call Helen at 419-352-7469.
At the clubs
V & A Risk Services and Health Management Solutions will present a 30 minute program on workers’ compensation to members of the Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce, Thursday, 7:30 a.m. at Mercy St. Charles Hospital. The program is free but reservations are needed. RSVP to Sarah at 419-693-5580.
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Chamber Golf Classis, Thursday, June 3 at Chippewa Golf Club. For details, call Sarah at 419-693-5580.
The Oregon Northwood Rotary Golf Invitational will be held June 25 at Eagles Landing in Oregon. Contact Matt Mackowiak at www.clubrunner.ca/oregon-northwood.com
The Second Annual Oregon Firefighters Association Golf Outing will be held Saturday, July 31 at Eagles Landing. Call Mike Jimenez at 419-698-9504.