Beverly “Bev” Breniser, 72, dies

Columbus, OH — Beverly “Bev” Breniser, 72, of Lititz, Pa., and Avalon, N.J., died April 19, 2020, at Luther Acres due to the effects of dementia.

A quote about another admired woman clearly describes Mrs. Breniser as well: “Towards the end of her life, dementia robbed her of her ability to speak, but it never concealed the woman who abided within.”

She was the cherished wife of Darryl Breniser. Both were longtime members of the USTA and the Pennsylvania Harness Horsemen’s Association. Darryl serves on the PHHA board of directors and sits on the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission.

They both have been involved in Standardbred racing for 25 years. They especially enjoyed traveling to the Pennsylvania tracks and fairs where their horses were racing. Her favorite was Billy Bathgate who raced at Rosecroft Raceway in the mid-1990s.

Mrs. Breniser was a committed educator beginning her career as a sixth-grade teacher before becoming a program supervisor for the gifted and talented students in both Lancaster and Lebanon counties. She then returned to Conestoga Valley where she began her career as a middle school principal.

Upon her retirement, she accepted leadership of the Conestoga Valley Education Foundation where she served as executive director from 2004 until 2018. She was the primary organizer of all fundraising events over the years with the Derby Day Party being especially successful as a major foundation fundraiser.

Outside of her dedication to education, Mrs. Breniser was a faithful member of Allegheny Lutheran Church where she served on the church council and participated in the church choir and bell choir.

A memorial service celebrating her life will be held at a later date due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Memorial contributions may be made to Harness Horse Youth Foundation Scholarship Fund, 2711 Friar Tuck Road, Anderson, IN 46013.

Condolences may be sent to Darryl at 300 St. Mark Avenue, Apartment 1112, Lititz, PA 17543.

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