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Robert Henry Brennan Sr.

January 25, 1941 ~ March 2, 2022 (age 81)


Robert Henry Brennan Sr., 81, of Thurmont, MD died Wednesday, March 2, 2022, at Frederick Health Hospital.

Born January 25, 1941, in Niagara Falls, NY, he was the son of the late Milford Brennan and Elsie Nesbit.

He is survived by his loving wife, Evelyn Marie, who he happily married on December 23, 1975.

In addition to his wife, Robert is survived by his sister Sharon Kelley and husband, Richard. As well as his 7 children: Kathy Ritchie and husband, Shawn; Robert Brennan Jr. and wife, Nikki; Mark Brennan, Carol Louise, Karen Sue, Gerald Wayne, Elizabeth Marie, and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his 3 brothers-in-law: Richard White and wife, Donna; Jerry White and wife, Dianne; Robert White and wife, Lorraine; and sister-in-law, Mary Mackley and husband, Buzz.

He is preceded in death by his brother Richard Brennan, brothers-in-law Charles and William, sisters-in-law Sue and Jeanette, and his granddaughter, Rebecca Layne.

Robert served in the Army from 1960 until 1966. He then worked for the National Institute of Health until he retired in 2011. He graduated from American University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Technology, and later went on to complete his master’s degree. He was an active life-long member of the American Legion Post 168 in Thurmont, MD, and a member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 282 in Woodsboro, MD. He was also a life-long member of the AMVETS Post 7 in Thurmont, MD. Robert was a coach for the Thurmont Little League for many years. Robert was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.. He was an avid Washington Redskins Football fan and he loved to do wood working after retirement.

Family will receive friends at the Trinity United Church of Christ, 101 E Main St., Thurmont, MD on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, between 3:00pm and 6:00pm with services immediately following.

Robert’s care has been entrusted to Black’s Funeral Home of Thurmont; online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Edwin C. Creeger Jr. American Legion Post 168 in Thurmont, MD for scholarship funds. The family would also like to thank Frederick healthcare and Frederick Health Hospital for their care and support.

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March 9, 2022

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Trinity United Church of Christ

Memorial Service
March 9, 2022

6:00 PM
Trinity United Church of Christ

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