Condolence & Memory Journal

Heartfelt sympathies to the Brennan family from the Baynes family. Phil and my mother shared so much during their commute to Williamson in their early days of teaching - now they can continue their stories! As the family's babysitter and a neighbor I saw Mr. Brennan in a different role and it, too, was impressive. Mr. Brennan instilled such an appreciation for math in so many and especially in those of us privileged to have him as our teacher. We learned more than just math in his classroom - discipline, respect, organization, timeliness, and dry humor. He will be missed, but always remembered.

Posted by Kathryn Baynes Machinski - Fleming Island, FL   January 13, 2017

Mr Brennan was an incredible teacher. Mr Correll was right. He could teach students to go beyond what they envisioned they were capable of. He made math teachers ........... I wonder how many. His students often became fearless of math. I saw it when I was in his class. When I was there, he had no, I mean no, class management issues ...... there was too much respect in the room. He also taught you the value of process and careful scrutiny of your work.

Posted by Robert Schanbacher - Cogan Station, PA   January 05, 2017

Loved Mr. Brennan as a math teacher and Mrs. Brennan as an art teacher. They were also wonderful neighbors and customers. Dawn Burke Wittman

Posted by A friend   December 03, 2016

Phil and family,
I have fond memories of your dad as a great teacher and person. I pray God will flood your hearts with love and memories also as you grieve.

Posted by Kristi Owlett - Baldwinsville, NY   December 02, 2016

Phil -

Sorry for your loss. Wishing you peace at this time. I enjoyed your dad's teaching enthusiasm at Mansfield High School. Many students passed math because of him!

Posted by Gretchen York - Harrisburg, PA   December 02, 2016

Russell and Kathy -

My Sympathies and hoping your memories will give you comfort in the days ahead. I always enjoyed your father(-in-law).

Posted by Gretchen York - Harrisburg, PA   December 02, 2016

Sending love to Mr. Brennan and his family. He changed so many lives, including mine, for the better. He was an amazing math teacher and helped guide and mold my life to what it is today. i will never forget him.

Posted by A friend   December 01, 2016

Posted by Carol Cary - Tempe, AZ   November 30, 2016

One assumes that he will receive many accolades and the family will receive many condolences. Each would be deserved; a wonderful man; a GREAT math teacher, and likely a cherished husband and father.

May he rest in peace.

Posted by Charol Abrams - Doylestown, PA   November 29, 2016

A cherished man, a great teacher to those who wanted to learn. He had the touch to make you think beyond what you were capable of doing. Condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

Posted by Dennis Correll - Montoursville, PA   November 29, 2016

Philip Brennan was the BEST math teacher I ever had . I thought the world of him.
Sincere sympathy to his family.
Barbara Gee Ball

Posted by Barbara Ball - Lawrenceville, PA   November 29, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. God Bless.

Posted by Debi Sexton - Mansfield, PA   November 29, 2016

Phil and Kathy:

Sorry to hear about your father's passing. Certainly one of the best math teacher's I ever had. Good and honorable man as well. He will be missed.

Posted by Bob Strohecker - Mansfield   November 28, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great teacher.

Posted by A friend   November 28, 2016

My condolences to the Brennan family. Mr. Brennan was my high school math teacher. I remember him as being unflappable and unfailingly kind to everyone...not always an easy thing with teenagers. God bless him on his journey to the light. May you find comfort in many warm memories.

Posted by Faith Dandois - Grayling, MI   November 28, 2016

My condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Brennan. I had many top notch teachers at Mansfield High and Mr. Brennan was certainly very high on the 'list.' He inspired me in math. In addition, he used every minute of the class period with efficiency.

Posted by Robert Lynch - New York, NY   November 28, 2016

Our condolences to the Brennan family. I will always remember him as the Teddy Bear that he was. Mr Brennan was a respected and kind man. So sad for you all to lose such a wonderful father and husband.

Posted by Diana and David Wells    November 28, 2016

I am so sorry for your loss. He was my favorite teacher of all time.

Posted by JoAnn Leipold - Jamison, PA   November 28, 2016

Mr. Brennan was a great guy and teacher. He treated all of us with respect and kindness....even when math wasn't easy for me. I remember that he was mowing his mom's yard just a few years ago when I saw him. Seems like he never slowed down. He will be missed. I will remember him as one of the great ones.RIP

Posted by Gretchen Lawrence (Colegrove) - Mansfield, PA   November 28, 2016

To the Brennan Family,
I'm very sorry to hear of his passing. He was one of my very favorite high school teachers, and the one whom I credit with starting my love of math. He will be missed by many.

Posted by Melinda (Crumb) Jankowski - Mansfield, PA   November 28, 2016

I loved taking his math classes, he was a wonderful teacher.

Posted by Janet Copp - Allentown, PA   November 28, 2016

Candle

Posted by Carol Brion - Mansfield, PA   November 28, 2016

Rest in Peace Mr. Brennan. Marc Rizzo and Family

Posted by Marc Rizzo - Diamond Bar, CA   November 28, 2016