Stephen Bretz, Class of 1966

Posted Nov 22, 2019

Stephen Bretz ’66 died August 12, 2019. He was born January 2, 1943. Stephen attended Otterbein University earning his BS degree in mathematics and a minor in economics. He was the production manager for the Tan and Cardinal student paper. Stephen retired from General Electric Corporation where he worked as a computer-programmer/analyst.

Stephen spent 50 years as a firefighter / EMT for the Forest Park and Greenhills Volunteer Fire Departments in Forest Park, Ohio. He was named Fireman of the Year in 1987 and was a charter member of the Greater Cincinnati Hazmat Unit. Since 1966, Stephen was an active member at Forest Chapel United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee.

Stephen is survived by his wife Carolyn Ramsey Bretz ’67, children Kim (Jim) Whittemore, Amy (Jon) Rushton, and Terry (Becky) Bretz; brother Don (Judy) Bretz; grandchildren Bradley, Chelsea, Kaitlyn, Logan, Jared, Heather, Kelly, Jill, Nick and 4 great-grandchildren- Cameron, Sadie, Luke and Zoey.