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Father of Nancy Brennan Kahler ’68 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on November 27, 2011

Robert Joseph BRENNAN

BRENNAN Robert Joseph Robert Joseph Brennan, age 94, of South Toledo, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2011, surrounded by his loving family, in the Elizabeth Scott Community. Bob was born in Port Huron Michigan on December 5, 1916 to Joseph and Eleanor (Fisher) Brennan. The family moved to Cleveland Ohio in 1928 where he attended Cathedral Latin High School. The family then moved to Rossford Ohio in 1934 where he finished high school and attended the University of Toledo. Bob served in the United States Army Air Corp during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1943. He worked in sales for the former Koerber & Buckeye Brewery Company and later became Director of Sales for the former Commodore Perry Hotel until his retirement. Bob was a charter member of St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church and was a past president of their Holy Name Society; he was also an usher and coached the school’s baseball teams for seven years. Bob was a past member of the Maumee Elks, the Old Newsboys, the Kiwanis of Downtown Toledo and the American Legion. Bob was a devoted Notre Dame football and Cleveland Indians fan. Bob was preceded in death by his parents and son-in-law, Brent Kahler; he is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jean; children, James E. (Amy) Brennan, Nancy E. Kahler, William J. (Mary) Brennan; grandchildren, Joseph (Julie) and Colin Brennan, Ryan (Rebecca) Kahler, Robert and Andrea Brennan; great-grandchildren J.J., Joshua, Jonathan, and Ava Brennan; and his sister, Sister M. Hyacinth. Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S Reynolds Rd. on Monday November 21, 2011 from 2-8 p.m. where a vigil service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will begin in the Mortuary on Tuesday November 22, 2011 starting at 9:30 a.m. followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials make take the form of a contribution to the Cornelia DeLange Syndrome Foundation, 302 West Main St. #100 Avon, Connecticut 06001. Please view and sign the online guest registry at The family would like to thank the staffs of Elizabeth Scott and Hospice of Northwest Ohio for their wonderful care and compassion.
Published in Toledo Blade from November 19 to November 20, 2011

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