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Honorary Mem. Ernst Breitenberger Obituary
From The Athens Messenger, May 5, 2020:
     Ernst Breitenberger, 95, passed away on April 30, 2020.  He was born in Graz, Austria to the late Julius Johann Breitenberger and Anna (Wiesinger) Breitenberger.  He was preceded in death by his son, Roland Breitenberger, and survived by his ex-wife, Janine (Dufaure) Breitenberger; children, Caroline Breitenberger (Earl Devanny), Gisele (Neil) Murdoch, and Eric Breitenberger (Julie Rowland); as well as  grandchildren, Nicole (Austin) Gibney, William Devanny, Caroline Murdoch, Jamie Murdoch, and David Murdoch. 
     He earned Ph.D. degrees from the University of Vienna in 1950 and Cambridge University in 1956.  He was a faculty member at the University of Malaya in Singapore and the University of South Carolina in Columbia before settling in Athens to teach and do research in theoretical physics at Ohio University.  He was a member of the American Physical Society, Mathematics Association, History of Science Society, New York Academy of Science, Gauss-Gesellschaft, Rotary International, and Sigma Xi.  
     After retirement in 1994, he traveled the world, including visits to India, China, Nepal, Antarctica, and the Northwest Passage.  The family wishes to express gratitude to the residents and staff at Brookdale Trillium Crossing in Columbus, who welcomed him into their community.  Services will be held at a later date, prior to internment in Frohnleiten, Austria, near his parents and beloved Tante Mitzi.  Contributions in his memory may be made to the Breitenberger/Wright Graduate Endowment in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Ohio University, or to The Rotary Foundation (Chicago, IL). To send an online condolence, please visit www.rutherfordfuneralhomes.com.
 
Rotarians Work at Camp Rotan
Rotarians made a big dent in the Autumn Olive Grove at Camp Rotan. These invasive plants are very aggressive and choke out native plants. Cutting them does not suffice, as they are extremely proficient at resprouting. We had to dig them out😅. Thanks to Mayor Steve Patterson, Mike Noel, Alan Boyd, Diane McVey with her husband & son, Tara Gilts with her son, John Miller, Shane Jarrett with his wife & 2 children, Jeanne Heaton, and Sheila Mark with her husband. We had perfect weather and saw some spectacular wild flowers and ferns, along with some other flora & fauna.  See the photos in the photo journal.