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Joan Brennan

January 2, 1935 ~ January 4, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old
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Joan Brennan Obituary

Warren - Joan Schell Brennan passed away January 4, 2023 at the age of 88.

Joan was born January 2, 1935 in Sharon, Pa to the late Homer and Dorothy Weisen Schell.

After graduating from Sharon High School in 1952 she continued her studies at Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University) and graduated with a bachelors degree in Secretarial Studies.

On June 15, 1957, Joan married Joseph P. Brennan and together they raised three children, Lisa McClearn of Warren, Tod (Amy) Brennan of Farmdale and Joel Brennan of Warren.

She was first employed employed by Sharon Steel before becoming a mother. She worked as a substitute teacher and tutor while her children were in school. Then she began work at Youngstown State University where she retired at age 72 as an Executive Assistant to the Assistant Director and Director of Kilcawley Center. After retiring, she volunteered in the library at Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital.

In addition to her children, Joan will be profoundly missed by her grandchildren, Michael and Christopher McClearn as well as many nieces and nephews. She will be remembered as a very unselfish, generous, giving and loving person with a wonderful sense of humor. She was proceeded in death by her parents, husband and three sisters, Dorothy Schell (Ingram) Dalrymple, Marilyn Schell (Banez) King and Ruth Schell Kalata.

She was a member of St. Thomas Parish in Vienna.

A mass of Christian burial will take place on January 14th at 10:00 at St. Thomas The Apostle Parish in Vienna. A luncheon will be provided at 11:00 in St. Thomas Hall. All are welcome.

Interment will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Sharon, Pa at a later date.

 Material contributions in Joan’s memory can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital.

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Mass of Christian Burial
January 14, 2023

10:00 AM
St. Thomas the Apostle Church
4453 Warren-Sharon Road
Vienna, OH 44473


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