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Posted: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 12:25 pm

Linda Ruth Breyer (née Balaban), 76, of Scottsdale, passed away on Nov. 29, 2017. Linda is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, Allan Breyer; daughters Laura (Jeffrey) Victor and Sheri (David) Kravetz; son Mark (Alexis) Breyer; sister Bea (Jerry) Camiener; and 12 loving grandchildren. Linda was born in Cleveland, but fortunately her parents, Philip and Bessie Balaban, loved her enough to get her to Detroit as quickly as possible, and relocated when she was an infant. She was a longtime Detroit resident, graduating from Mumford High School and Wayne State University. In 1964, Linda married Allan Breyer and had the most amazing, loving marriage the world has ever seen. She became a teacher in Detroit for children with disabilities before enjoying some time as a stay-at-home mom. Linda and Allan raised their three kids in Southfield,Mich. In spite of spending so many years together, going on annual family vacations, many trips to Cedar Point, and countless family events, the three Breyer children never once saw Allan or Linda so much as raise their voices to one another. None of the three kids are even aware of a single argument between Allan and Linda, except for the time one of the kids, we are not naming names, got caught with a fake ID, which led to an actual disagreement. It should be noted the child was an innocent victim and should not have been grounded. Linda was a teacher both by profession, and as a passion. She spent most of her career as an elementary school teacher in the SouthfieldPublic School District, where her students and their parents adored her. She and Allan lived in the Detroit area until 1998 when they retired and joined all of their children and grandchildren in Phoenix to remain a constant part of their lives. Allan and Linda filed their retirement years together going to their grandkids’ dance events, basketball games and every other grandchild activity ever invented. There are reports they were once sighted at an elementary school oral book report reading. And enjoyed it. Linda loved to sing, and was a longtime member of the Congregation Beth Israel choir. Her voice, along with her boisterous laugh, will live on in all who knew and loved her. The world will not be the same without this wonderful, kind soul. We miss her already. Services were held on Sun., Dec. 3 at Paradise Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Sinai Mortuary. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at stjude.org.

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