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March 19, 1939 – March 14, 2014

Ronald L. Breckenridge died March 14 in Sisters Hospital after a long illness. He was 74.

Born in Buffalo, Mr. Breckenridge attended Lackawanna High School. He later became active in the community, serving the Police Athlete League for Youth, the Urban League, Cradle Beach Camp for students with disabilities and the Charles Chapman Foundation.

He was a member of St. Joseph University Catholic Church and the Stockbridge Avenue Block Club.

He was a volunteer for the Census Bureau, the Senior Moot Program, Meals on Wheels and assisted at the Boys and Girls Club of Buffalo. He was an active member of the NAACP.

Mr. Breckenridge worked for the Buffalo Public Schools as a security guard and later worked at United Airlines for 30 years until he retired. As a union steward, he represented the Flight and Aviation Workers for United Airlines.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Margarette; a son, the Rev. Darryl Lloyd; a daughter, Desiree Breckenridge-Barnes; his mother, Irene Evelyn; five sisters, Myrna Lewis, Mary Magby, Katherine Williams, Shirley Hargo and Yvonne Lewis; and six grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Thursday in St. Joseph University Church, 3269 Main St.