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Richard J. Brennan

September 2, 1930 October 14, 2017
Richard  J. Brennan
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Richard J. Brennan, age 87, of River Forest, veteran U.S. Army, Korean era; beloved husband of Honor nee Petrie; loving father of Richard, Sean, Timothy (Terence Gilles), Christopher (Sabrina Tellez), Patrick (Nora Walsh), Daniel (Nancy) and Catherine (Robert) Millette; cherished grandfather of 16 and great-grandfather of 2; dear brother of the late Irene, Marcia (the late Ray) Langel and Robert Brennan; fond brother-in-law of Constance Brennan; fond uncle of Debra (Steve) Toon and Raymond (Linda) and the late Scott Langel, McLaren (fiancé Robert Butler) and the late Kelley Brennan, and Tom, Roger, Bruce and Kevin (Eileen) Petrie and Donna (Zsolt) Toth, Stephanie Petrie and the late Mark (Wendy) and Jack Allen Petrie. Mr. Brennan was the CEO and President of Grant Hospital in Chicago before retiring in 1991. Visitation 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday October 19 at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St., Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Friday at St. Luke Church (Please meet at Church), 7600 Lake St., River Forest. Private interment, Mt Olivet Cemetery, Wilmington, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Research Foundation ( or Seasons Hospice Foundation ( are appreciated.

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3:00 PM 10/19/2017 3:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 10/19/2017 9:00:00 PM
Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home

203 South Marion Street
Oak Park, IL 60302

Drechsler Brown & Williams Funeral Home
203 South Marion Street Oak Park 60302 IL
United States

Funeral Mass




10:00 AM 10/20/2017 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 10/20/2017 11:00:00 AM
St. Luke Church

7600 Lake St.
River Forest, IL 60305

Friends and and family please meet at church.

St. Luke Church
7600 Lake St. River Forest 60305 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

Seasons Hospice Foundation

6400 Shafer Ct. Suite 700
Rosemont, IL 60018

Alzheimer’s Research Foundation

3152 Little Road, Suite 146
Trinity, FL 34655

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