In Memoriam: Gerald Breitbart (1932-2013)

In Memoriam: Gerald Breitbart (1932-2013)

With great sadness we announce the passing of Gerald Breitbart, husband of Arlene Mae Breitbart (1925-2013), father of Andrew (1969-2012) and his sister Tracey, and grandfather of seven fantastic grandchildren.

Gerry passed away from natural causes late Monday night in Los Angeles, approximately 100 days after his beloved Arlene, who herself passed away just two days shy of the one-year anniversary of the unexpected death of their beloved son, Andrew.

Gerry was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He was a people person and therefore naturally a restaurateur–first, with his father at The Esquire in Chicago, Illinois, where Gerry grew up. Later, Gerry owned and ran the iconic Fox & Hounds Restaurant in Santa Monica with his sister Harriet until 1980, when Gerry “retired.”  Later, Gerry worked as the President of the California Restaurant Association.

In dedicating his book, Righteous Indignation, Andrew described his father as a “decent” man “who inspired me to act.” 

Our thoughts, love and prayers are with the entire Breitbart family. May Gerry’s memory be recalled as a blessing.

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