Dr. Robert M. Bretches of Bear Paw, North Carolina and Longboat Key died on Feb. 13. He was 80.
Dr. Bretches was a retired dentist and developer. He was a graduate of Emory University School of Dentistry and practiced for many years in DeKalb County, Georgia. He was also a Navy veteran who served during the Korean War.
He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Shirley B. Bretches; daughters Pamela Bretches Dimmitt, Amy Bretches, and Gwen Bretches Worley; granddaughter, Maddie Dimmitt, and a host of lifelong friends, colleagues and extended family.
Memorial Services will be held at a later date in Atlanta. Memorial donations may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice, 165 Hwy 64 W. Haysville, NC 28904 or Tidewell Hospice, 26th St. Bradenton, FL 34205.
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