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David Charles Breland

August 10, 1947 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 73)


David Charles Breland of Moscow died Friday, January 8, 2021 at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston. He was 73.

Dave was born August 10, 1947 in Syracuse, New York to Roger E. and Shirley I. (Goodrich) Breland. He grew up and went to school in Slidell, Louisiana. He joined the Navy in 1964, serving two tours in Vietnam. Following his discharge he moved to Umatilla, Oregon where he married and began his career in the auto industry. They later divorced.

Dave worked in Pasco, WA for Tri-City Auto Auction and various dealerships. While there he met Shari Humphrey. The couple later moved to Boise where Dave worked for the Idaho Auto Auction, then to Lewiston where he was employed by Lewis Clark Motors. They came to Moscow in 1990 when Dave went to work for Wally Orvik Chevrolet, then to James Toyota where he ran their used car lot, and later moved to the new building, Toyota of Pullman on the Moscow -Pullman Road.

Most recently Dave was employed by Motley and Motley, Inc. where he managed bids for asphalt projects. Dave was an avid hunter, loved to camp and 4-wheel and was meticulous about his yard and garden. He was a member of the Moose and Eagles Lodges in Moscow.

Dave is survived by his brothers, Roger Breland in Slidell, Louisiana and Terry (Helen) Breland in Patterson, CA. He also leaves his former wife, Shari Breland in Post Falls and step-children, Dana Scholwinski and Roger Humphrey both in Coeur d’Alene and Bret Humphrey in Phoenix as well as grandchildren, Amber Kimmel in Coeur d’Alene, Kyle Humphrey in Phoenix, Kaylee Guavera in Boise, Ryan Humphrey in Lewiston, Lindsie Scholwinski in Coeur d’Alene, Madisen Stringer in Athol, ID and Brian Scholwinski in Coeur d’Alene and several great grandchildren as well as three nephews and a niece.

In addition to his parents, Dave was preceded in death by his son, Robert Keith Breland in 2011.

The family suggests that memorials be made to the Moscow Ambulance Fund or to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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