OBITUARY

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Brecher

November 28, 1948October 1, 2020

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Brecher died on October 1, 2020, age 71 after a brief illness. Beloved husband of Adelyn (nee Ruggieri), extraordinary father of Brian F. (Stacey), Andy M. (Taylor), Amanda F. and doting pop-pop to grandsons Owen and Ian. Also survived by his brother Marc (Debbie), sisters–and brothers-in-law Maria (Joe) and Michael (Sue) and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Jeffrey began his internship in Internal Medicine in 1974 at Abington Memorial Hospital and continued his practice in this area for 46 years. He was a remarkable physician who approached his patients with compassion and truly treasured his work with his colleagues.

Services and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Abington Health Foundation / Oncology Special Needs Fund, 1200 Old York Road, Abington, PA 19001 or online at give.abingtonhealth.org/donate.

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Michael Serratore

October 26, 2020

I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Brecher. He was my doctor for 30 years. We always talked about our love if music, and folk music. He helped me through some of the most difficult time's of my life. He be was an outstanding doctor, and even better human being. My deepest condolences to the entire Brecher family 🙏

Steven Harlem

October 17, 2020

I worked with Dr. Brecher for 25 years at Warminster Hospital and was shocked to recently learn of his passing. His loss to medicine and to his family and the multitude of patients he cared about cannot be overstated. His presence in the hospital represented the very best, not only of medical practice, but of human behavior as well. He was an example to all of us on how to care for and demonstrate that caring to those we were privileged to work with. My sincerest expression of sympathy goes out to his execptional family who can take pride that their husband and father contributed to the building of the world.

Linda and Tony Dallalio

October 8, 2020

Adelyn, we are saddened and heartbroken beyond belief. We are so fortunate to have been able to have the pleasure of meeting and spending time with Jeff in 2011. He made you feel as if you had known him your whole life. You could feel and see his compassion from the moment you met him with that contagious smile of his. Our hearts go out to you and your children and entire family,

Love and Prayers to you all,

Linda and Tony Dallalio

Larry Cutler

October 7, 2020

Jeffrey was a wonderful doctor and a caring individual. It was a pleasure to know and work with him. May his memory be a blessing.

Amy Jubelirer

October 7, 2020

Dear Adelyn, Rob & I are saddened at the passing of your beloved husband Jeff, who was a much loved member of AMH’s family of doctors. Our deepest condolences on your family’s loss. Please reach out if there is a way we can help or support you. I still remember our play dates with our first born sons! Fondly, Amy

Michael Gratch MD

October 7, 2020

An old and dear friend. I loved him since I met him almost 45 years ago. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Jamie Swanson

October 7, 2020

Dr. Brecher was a compassionate, hard-working physician. It was always a pleasure talking with him when I signed out patients. I am so sad to hear of his passing. My deepest sympathies go out to his family. He was a wonderful human being!

Kelly Gannon

October 6, 2020

Mrs. Brecher,
I am so saddened to hear of Jeff’s passing. He was a mentor while I was in residency, & then colleague to me on the inpatient side. He was a kind, patient, & caring physician and I always knew I could count on him for help.
He also smiled from ear to ear, which I’ll never forget, when talking about his family.
I offer my prayers for you & your family. I will truly miss my friend.

Judy Rubin

October 6, 2020

Mrs. Brecher & Family

Dr. Brecher was my husband’s, son’s, and my family physician for the past 38 years. He was always a kind and compassionate man. He was looking forward to his retirement to spend time with his family, traveling, and listening to his music. He even spoke of DJing for a local radio station. He will be missed by all.

May his name be a blessed memory.

Judy & Mark Rubin

John moffatt

October 6, 2020

My late wife and I met Jeff and Adelyn when we moved across the hall from them. What wonderful neighbors. We used to enjoy Jeff’s description of apartment life as “living the dream”. He was always upbeat and and just a really good guy. My heart goes out to Adelyn.

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