Judith Carol (Olin) Breedlove, 82, passed away peacefully after a two-year battle with cancer on February 13th, 2023, at her home in North Kingsville, Ohio, surrounded by her family.
She was born on December 25th, 1940, in Ashtabula, Ohio; the daughter of Robert and Betty (Branch) Olin.
Judy graduated from Braden High School in 1958 and attended Ashtabula Business School shortly thereafter.
On November 7th, 1964, she married the love of her life, Don W. Breedlove. They shared forty years of wonderful marriage until his passing on December 6th, 2004.
Judy worked for Rockwell early on in her career and then went to work at Premix Inc. in North Kingsville, where she dedicated twenty-eight years in the accounting department before retiring in 2006.
Family was so important to Judy. She and her two sisters lived on adjacent properties to their parents and created a wonderful life for the nine cousins. She had an encyclopedic memory for events and remembered everyone’s birthdays, anniversaries, and special events. Judy also had a variety of interests. She was a dedicated fan of all the Cleveland sports teams and enjoyed golfing, bowling and the occasional trip to the casino to play slot machines and BINGO.
She enjoyed traveling throughout her life. While the kids were growing, she led the family on annual trips to Canaan Valley, West Virginia to attend the Breedlove family reunions. Later in life her adventures included a trip along Route 66, a week in Hawaii and a tour through Europe with her two sisters. She and her fiancé Rich Soltis hosted family and friends on many adventures, where they wintered in Frostproof, Florida for the past 10 years. She was a loyal member of the Kingsville First Baptist Church and a proud member of the Red Hat Group. Judy loved all animals but had a special place in her heart for cats.
She is survived by her loving children: Donald (Arlene) Breedlove of Leesburg, VA, Gregory (Melissa) Breedlove of University Heights, OH and Kevin (Holly) Breedlove of Bothell, WA; her fiancé, Rich Soltis; her sister, Nancy (Gabby) Harden and her grandchildren: Caitlin, Madeline, Jordyn, Landon, Brooklyn, and Marshall.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Don and her sister, Patricia Hunter.
A Celebration of Life will take place in the Spring, the family will make an announcement at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ashtabula County Animal Protective League and Hospice of the Western Reserve.
Czup Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements for the Breedlove Family.