Jerry L. Brenan

Born: Fri., Oct. 5, 1934
Died: Mon., Oct. 22, 2012


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
Location: Frame Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Oct. 26, 2012
Location: Frame Funeral Home

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Jerry L. Brenan                          Beloved Father and Grandfather
Duke Center- Jerry L. Brenan, 78, of Oil Valley Rd., passed away Monday (October 22nd, 2012) following an apparent heart attack while on his lease.
Born October 5th, 1934 in Olean he was a son of Norris Eugene and Lois G. Rupert Brenan.  On December 19th, 1968 in Portville he married Connie Lou Swift who passed away July 6th, 2012.
Jerry was a 1952 graduate of Allegany Central High School and had resided in Duke Center since 1968.
Mr. Brenan served with the U.S. Army as an Ambulance Driver in the 557th Medical Company in Germany.  Along with his father he owned and operated the Norris Oil Co. of Duke Center for his entire life.
He loved being on the lease and being out in nature.  He also enjoyed watching the Young and the Restless on T.V. with his wife.  Jerry was always very friendly and enjoyed helping anyone who needed help.
Surviving is one son, Tom Curtin of Duke Center; two daughters, Darlene (Ted Jr.) Hall of Portville and Carol (John) Cramer of Rixford; two grandchildren, Josh and Devin Hall; and two sisters, Jean Koebelin of Rensselaer, NY and Marge Dodd of Burnt Hills, NY.
In addition to his wife he was preceded in death by a sister, Janet Buckley in 1979.
Friends may call Friday (October 26th, 2012) at the Frame Funeral Home in Eldred from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at which time funeral and committal services will be held with the Rev. Glenn Hamilton officiating.  Burial will follow in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville, PA.
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Eric and Christina VanCamp
   Posted Wed October 24, 2012
So sorry for your losses this year. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Shawn, Heather, Anna, and Adam
   Posted Thu October 25, 2012
We are deeply sorry for the loss of your father/grandfather. May it bring you some peace knowing he is with your mother/grandmother.

Bill Clayson
   Posted Thu October 25, 2012
So sorry for your loss, Just seen Jerry last week, and glad I did, always enjoyed talking with him, what a nice man. Jerry will be missed, thoughts and prayers to the family.

Anita Prescott
   Posted Fri October 26, 2012
So sorry for the loss of your father...I grew to love him as he visited us at the Superette each day...he always had a smile and kind words for all of us. I remember him buying lottery tickets for your mom and he always left each of us working a dollar or two and best wishes for a winning card. He will be remembered fondly.

John Zinzi
   Posted Mon November 12, 2012
Always a wonderful neighbor, always there to help out. My entire family has many, many memories of Jerry and his lease on Oil Valley Road. We are sad to learn of his passing, but we are thankful that we were able to share a bit of our lives with him. May he rest in peace and may his family take great comfort in knowing that he will always be remembered by so many.

John Zinzi, Harrington, Delaware (formerly of Duke Center).

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