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Obituary Notice – Charles Walter Brennan

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BrennanC-2SILVER CREEK:  Charles Walter Brennan, 96, of Versailles Road, Silver Creek, died Thursday, December 26th, 2019 at home, following a lengthy illness.  He was born in Silver Creek, on May 26, 1923, the son of the late Charles Stephenson and Emma Charlotte (Dearborn) Brennan.

He served in the U.S. Army during WW II and worked as a Grape Farmer, owning & operating Brennan Farms, Silver Creek, for 50 years.  Mr. Brennan was also a machinist, owning the former Hanover Machine & working for other companies in Western New York and owned & operated the former Brennan’s Farm Market in Sheridan.

He was a Board member of the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, a member of the Northern Chautauqua Wood Carvers and a former member of the Mason’s.  Mr. Brennan was a devoted Christian, loving husband and a great father.  He enjoyed making many wood projects for family members and friends.

Survivors include his wife Mary Jane (Winstel) Brennan, of the Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab, Dunkirk, whom he married on April 6, 1946, in Silver Creek, a daughter, Linda (Robert) Halenkamp, of Sachse, TX; four sons Paul (Pia Doro) Brennan, of Angola; Stephen (Lisa) Brennan, of Silver Creek; Richard (Nita) Brennan, of Silver Creek; David (Kim) Brennan, of Cuero, TX; a sister, Marge Foxton, of Silver Creek and a brother, Ronald (Janet) Brennan, of Forestville.  Also surviving are thirteen grandchildren, twenty-one great grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren and several nieces & nephews.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by two sisters Marion Brinkman and Betty Sheffer.

Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Monday from 5-8 PM, from where Funeral Services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock with Rev. Thomas Pollock and Rev. Michael Pollock, of Gage Chapel Community Church, officiating.  Interment will follow in Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, Town of Hanover, where Graveside Military Services will be conducted by members of J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Forestville.

The family suggests memorials may be made either to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or to Samaritan’s Place, PO Box 27, Silang 4118.  To post condolences go to



  • Chris Mathewson
    Posted December 28, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Steve and family, Kathy and I are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. I often think of him and remember him sitting on the front porch where i would honk my horn as I was headed home from work. He always waved and I would wave back, he never knew who I was. May he be with God and in peace.

  • Keith Moninger
    Posted December 30, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    I have always loved my association with Linda and her family. Chuck was a very big reason why. He was my mentor, friend, and hero. He set the standard for decency and living a Christian life. He was an “idea machine”. He was always thinking of solutions to a problem or how to do something better. His sense of humor was contagious. His love for his family was unsurpassed. He was the best man I have ever known.

  • Ron Metzger
    Posted January 11, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    Paul – I just heard of your father’s passing and wanted to express my condolences to you and the entire family. It’s been many years, but I remember him fondly.

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