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Henry Joseph Brennan

November 13, 2012
Salem News

MACEDONIA - Henry Joseph Brennan, 95, of Macedonia, a former Salem resident, died at 8:05 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at the Summit Point assisted living facility in Macedonia.

He was born October 6, 1917 in Dublin, Ireland, the son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Dolan) Brennan.

Henry played soccer for several professional teams in Ireland including Home Farm and Shamrock Rovers. From 1949-58, he was a self-employed general contractor in Dublin. He came to the United States in 1958 and worked for the former A & P Warehouse in Buffalo, New York and Salem for 20 years. He retired in 1980. Henry was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church and the Mahoning Valley Gaelic Society in Youngstown. He was involved in starting the soccer league in Salem and was a soccer coach.

His wife, Kate Ann "Kathleen" (Cornyn) Brennan, whom he married Aug. 2, 1949, preceded him in death on May 7, 2007.

He was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Kathleen Brennan; two brothers, Patrick and Jimmy Brennan; and a sister, Annie Smith.

Survivors include two sons, Patrick Brennan of North Benton and Noel (Becky) Brennan of Alliance; three daughters, Annie Campbell of Seattle, Washington, Pamela (Richard) Stevens of Aiken, S. C., and Yvonne (Thomas) King of Chagrin Falls; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at the St. Paul Catholic Church with Father Robert Edwards officiating.

Calling hours will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will be at Grandview Cemetery.

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