Todd Breitenstein the man who with Kerry his wife gave us Zombies!!!
The Current Number of the Beast and many other fun family games
today (Sunday 24th March) lost his battle with stage IV cancer. He was
only 47 years old having had his birthday just a few weeks earlier.
It is so often too easy to say something nice about a person after they have
left us because no-one really wants to speak ill of anyone at such a sad time,
but in Todd's case, it is nothing but honesty when I say I have never met a
nicer, more genuine, person in all the years I have been associated with the
games industry. Todd always had a welcoming smile for everyone and an
energy for playing games that you couldn't help but get caught up in.
He was a wonderful person, a lovely man who loved his wife and children,
and who had time and patience and a beaming smile for everyone.
I first me Todd at a GenCon in Wisconsin, the first time I was there.He and
Kerry were selling and demonstrating their game Zombies!!! Despite the
show being very busy they took the time to speak with me and they then
became avid supporters of Games Gazette. I saw then next at Spiel in Essen
and from that second meeting they became friends, true, honest to goodness,
Since that first meeting (bar one year when I didn't make it) I have only been
able to see them twice a year, GenCon US and Spiel, but I looked forward
so very much to seeing them each time. I can't believe that I will not see them
together again. Like everyone who knew Todd, I am really going to miss that
super happy smile and wickedly amusing wit.
The world is a better place with people like Todd in it. His spirit will live on
in our minds and hearts.
I would like to express our deepest condolences, love, affection and our
very best thoughts, hopes and wishes, to Kerry and her family.
Below is a picture of Todd drawn by one of the artists who worked with Twilight
Creations. I saw this on Facebook and wanted to share it. It was drawn by
In 2002 he and his wife started Twilight Creations, a gaming company. He and his family loved to travel & scuba dive.
Todd was born March 3, 1966 in Ft. Thomas, KY to John &Diane (nee: Nadicksbernd) Breitenstein.
He is survived by his Wife, Kerry (nee: Breen) Breitenstein of Cold Spring, KY, Daughter, Marissa Breitenstein of Cold Spring, KY, Sons, Alex Breitenstein of Fort Thomas, KY, Jonathan Breitenstein of Cold Spring, KY, Parents, John & Diane Breitenstein of Cold Spring, KY, Sister, Lisa Perriman of Fort Thomas, KY, Brother, Doug (Heather) Breitenstein of Alexandria, KY, and nieces & nephews.
Memorial visitation will be held 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, Ft. Thomas, KY. A memorial service will be at 7:00 pm at the funeral home, with Rev. Elmer Nadicksbernd officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Todd Breitenstein Benefit Fund at any Fifth Third Bank location.
Online condolences can be given at www.dmefuneral.com.