Tobias Funeral Home - Far Hills Chapel

5471 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, OH


Kerry Ann Breed

August 19, 1956March 17, 2020

BREED, Kerry A.63 from Centerville, Ohio passed away March 17, 2020 from leiomyosarcoma, a rare uterine cancer. Kerry was a loving wife, mother, daughter and friend. She is survived by her devoted and loving husband John, son Ryan and special friend Ashley, her parents Ashton and Christie Shoop, and her sisters Kimberly and Kristin. Kerry spent her childhood in Massachusetts. She graduated from Russell Sage College with a degree in nursing and entered the United States Air Force. She later earned an MBA degree from the University of Nebraska, after their son Ryan was born. Kerry, who retired as a colonel, was proud of her 26 years of military service and was the past Commander of the 445th Aeromedical Squadron, WPAFB. She also served the community as a school nurse with the Dayton Pubic Schools. Kerry loved life and especially enjoyed the beauty nature offers up in plants, flowers and trees. After retiring from the Air Force Reserves and Dayton Public Schools, Kerry pursued becoming a Master Gardener volunteer. She loved to be outside with her plants. She also enjoyed summers in northern Michigan, loved hiking and visiting many national parks. She has many fond memories of the trips to see many of the national parks with good friends. She was very thankful after completing a six-month course of chemotherapy at Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, that she and John got to go on a trip of a lifetime to the Baltics. With close friends who had spent two years planning the trip, they visited many countries and were able to spend time at a house in Norway that seemed right out of a fairytale. Services will be at the Southminster Presbyterian Church,7001 Far Hills Ave., Centerville, OH (date to be announced) and burial later at the Dayton National Cemetery. TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL in care of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, Kerry asked for donations to be made to the American Veterans Heritage Center, Inc., Grotto Project, P.O. Box 1366, Fairborn, OH 45324 or the Hospice of Dayton Foundation, 324 Wilmington Ave, Dayton OH 45420. Online condolences may be sent to www.tobiasfuneralhome.com.


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Sheri Olmstead

March 20, 2020

Col Breed was the best Commander I ever had. She was fair and inspiring. She made me push myself to be a better person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Allison Price

March 20, 2020

Col Breed was an amazing woman. She prepped me, when I was a Capt in the AF, to meet the Officer of the Year Board and I won. She was so proud and I was so grateful that she believed in me. She always had everyone's best interest at heart. I'm very saddened over her passing but she's free of her pain now. My condolences to her husband and son.