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Barton Leo

Barton Leo "Bart" Breighner

Jun 11th, 1935 - May 2nd, 2024
  • Birth Date: Jun 11th, 1935
  • Death Date: May 2nd, 2024
  • Funeral Date: May 11th, 2024
  • Location: Little's Funeral Home
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 Barton Leo "Bart" Breighner, 88, of Camp Hill, and formerly of Littlestown, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Genesis at the Gettysburg Center.  Bart was the husband of Karen K. (Gerber) Breighner of Mechanicsburg. He was born June 11, 1935 to Parr and Margaret Olive (Peters) Breighner in Littlestown. After graduating from Littlestown High School, Bart joined the US Air Force and served as a Chaplain’s Assistant in England during the Korean Conflict. He graduated with a degree in History from the University of Maryland and later completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.  Throughout his career he served as a teacher, Vice President of North American Sales for World Book Encyclopedia, Founder and CEO of Artistic Impressions, and author of the book, " Face to Face Selling."
Bart married Karen (Gerber) Breighner in Chicago, IL in 1983 and lived for decades in Glen Ellyn, IL before taking over his family farm in Littlestown in his later years. Surviving in addition to his wife, are his children, Todd Breighner of Gettysburg, Tammy Mattes of Landisville, Molly Myers and Nathan and Lori Breighner, all of Mechanicsburg, his ten grandchildren and his brother, Barry Breighner and Sondra of Gettysburg. Bart was predeceased by his siblings, Gordon and Atlee Breighner, Levon Crouse, June Weaner, and Evelyn Ganas. 
Bart was greatly impacted by his participation in 4-H as a young person and later served as the Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship. He was an active member of Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed teaching Sunday School, playing golf, and spending time with his family.
Memorial Service will be held at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown on Saturday, May 11, at 11:00 AM  with The Rev. Caleb McClure officiating. It will be followed by a private inurnment at Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Gettysburg Presbyterian Church,  208 Baltimore St, Gettysburg, 17325. Online condolences may be shared on

May 8th, 2024 4:12 pm
Bart, There have been so many times you told a story or said something (sometimes not always appropriate) that had us both laughing and that is what I'm going to miss about you the most. Fly high with those wings!
You will forever have a special place in my heart.
Linda and Steve Renner
May 7th, 2024 3:43 pm
We are very sorry for your loss. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. You have our heartfelt condolences.
Cherry Atkinson
May 6th, 2024 7:14 pm
Sending my deepest loving condolences to the Brieghner family, When I think of Bart, I think of the very 1st time I met him at an art convention with over 1500 people attending. Bart introduced himself & then called me by my name!! I was so shocked & impressed that this CEO of Artistic Impression knew me, that was Bart though. They do not make Gentlemen like Bart ANYMORE..... He has changed many lives, including My Mother & I as well as many family & friends. We stayed in touch after the years of Artistic Impression closing , with visits to the farm watching fire flies & talking about the good old days!!!! Karen & Bart made PERFECT LOVING hosts with making my Mother, Hazel Atkinson -Willis & I feel just like FAMILY!!!! Bart made a BIG different in our lives in ways in which I don't have enough room to mention. I know just what Bart is doing in Heaven.....Looking for my Mother & other consultants so he can do what he does best....Making a loving difference STILL..... LOVE & ADMIRATION for the life of Bart Brieghner..... I could NEVER FORGET YOU BART .....
Josh & Michelle Merritt
May 6th, 2024 3:37 pm
Lori, Molly, Nate, Karen and Family-

We are so sorry for your loss. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers. Your dad (or husband) was a wonderful man and a great father and he was so proud of your family! We enjoyed our times getting together during his visits to NC. Bart was always a thoughtful, positive man with good advice. May you cherish all your precious family memories together.
Donna L smith
May 6th, 2024 2:21 pm
Sending sympathy and prayers
Donna Airing Smith
May 6th, 2024 1:55 pm
Sympathy and prayers ????
Lori Jane Breighner
May 6th, 2024 1:04 am
Thank you, dad, for the impact you made on my life and the lives of so many others.

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