Richard Andrew Brennan
May 7, 1925 – December 7, 2019
Richard Andrew Brennan passed away on Dec. 7, 2019. He was born in 1925 and grew up in West Orange NJ. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Elizabeth Brennan and his brother John Brennan. He attended West Orange High School and Seton Hall University.
He answered his country’s call during World War II. A member of the 9th Infantry Division he saw action in the Hurtgen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. His regiment was the first wave to cross the Bridge at Remagen, for their heroism they were awarded the Distinguished Unit Citation. After the Germans surrendered, the regiment conducted occupation duty in Germany, including a stint at the Dachau Concentration Camp
He spent his professional career in the manufacturing industry. Most notably for Thomas Edison Industries, as did many members of his family.
A gifted athlete in his youth, he was a life long N.Y. Yankees and N.Y. Giants fan. Bored after several years of retirement he went back to work for the Nashville Sounds. He was honored to throw out the first pitch at Sounds Stadium on his 85th birthday.
He is survived by his wife of 67 years Joan V. Brennan, sons Andrew (Mary) and Daniel and daughter Gwendolyn.
A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make donations to Alive Hospice or a charity of your choice.