With Regrets: Brother Francis “Frank” H. Brennan, II


Francis “Frank” H. Brennan, II, 59, of Mifflinville, died Sunday, July 17, 2011, at his home.

Born April 16, 1952, he was a son of the late Francis H. and Angeline (Silvetti) Brennan.

A graduate of the Central Columbia High School Class of 1970, Frank went on to attend Pennsylvania State University, where he graduated in 1974, with a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice.

Following his formal education, Mr. Brennan went on to serve in the Pennsylvania State Police, from which he retired, as a Sergeant, in 2001. Post-retirement, he joined the Columbia County District Attorney’s Office, as a detective, then moved to Columbia County Adult Probation, where he served as their Chief. Frank’s final position in public and protective services was as the Chief of Police for Berwick—a position he held until April of 2011.

Outside of work, he was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police and Christ Episcopal Church of Berwick. He was also an avid photographer, enjoyed golfing and woodworking, as well as riding his motorcycle. Moreover, Frank truly enjoyed spending time with family and his grandchildren.

Mr. Brennan is preceded in death by one brother: Patrick H. Brennan, and one step-sister: Faye Olsommer.

He is survived by his wife of thirty-nine years, Linda (Brandt) Brennan; one daughter: Julia Christine, and her husband Timothy Snyder of Berwick; one son: Eric Michael Brennan, and his wife Jennifer of Windsor, MO; five grandchildren: Matthew and Zachary Snyder, Logan and Haley Brennan, and Cheyenne Ginn; one sister: Bonnie, wife of Robert Aponick of Ringtown, one brother: Gene Golla, and his wife Pat of Berwick; a step-mother: Harriet Brennan, of Berwick; and one step-sister: Cheryl Heller, of Wilkes-Barre.

A visitation will be held on Friday, July 22, 2011, from 6-8:00PM at the Mayo Funeral Home, Inc., 110 Chestnut Street, Berwick. A second visitation will begin at 10:00AM until the time of the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, July 23, 2011, at Christ Episcopal Church, East 16th Street, Berwick, with Mother Mary Kisner, his pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Berwick.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Network, www.pancan.org, or to the Christ Episcopal Church.

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