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Jacobus "Jack" D. Breetveld
May 18, 1937 - January 18, 2018

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Jack Breetveld, 80, died on January 18, 2018. He was a big, warm Dutchman who emigrated to the US in 1960. He worked at Brown University for 39 years, most of that time as a manager in the physics department. Jack was a passionate and admired soccer referee for many years. He was a national referee and a national assessor, mentoring younger referees. He took special pleasure in officiating for the children and grandchildren of former players he knew.

He is survived by his longtime companion, Madeline Klein; his sister Hannie Verheij and her husband Wim and their family in the Netherlands; his brother Frank Breetveld and his wife Wilma and their family, also in the Netherlands; two dogs and two cats; and many loving friends.

A memorial service will be held at 11am on Monday, January 22, 2018 at the Chapel of Hope and Memory in Swan Point Cemetery,  585 Blackstone Blvd. Providence. Please bring stories and memories.



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