During a heavy blizzard in March 1941, George Philip Brennan was born to Edward and Iris Brennan at their home in Gary, Indiana. However, his family always called him Phil. He was the youngest of five children in an Irish Catholic family. He joined his sisters, Pat and Sally, and twin brother Tom and Terry. He spent many happy hours with his maternal Uncle Newton and Aunt Petey. His family spent summer vacations in Wisconsin. His sister related the story of how Phil liked to wheedle money from his Aunt Petey and Uncle Newton for ice cream. He walked to Mrs. Weazie’s Ice Cream store near his home to buy ice cream. She would give him extra free treats because she thought he was so cute.
After graduating from Tolleston High School in 1959, he joined the Army. After basic training, he qualified for further training, becoming a cryptographer, assigned to Army Security Agency in Frankfort, Germany with Top Secret Clearance throughout the Cold War. He was on duty at the height of Russian aggression when the Berlin War was erected in 1961 and during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Then he began his career as a photographer for the Chicago Tribune. Then he held various sales jobs in California, Florida, and Nevada.
He became a born-again Christian in 1990. The people at the Christian Center Church in Boulder City, NV helped shepherded him during those early days as a new Christian. He purchased his first home in that city in 1993.
He met his beloved wife, Susan Feucht (pronounced Fight) at Highland Hills Baptist Church in Henderson, NV. She was a schoolteacher in Las Vegas, NV. They married on August 30, 1997.
Phil managed a Texaco Station in Boulder City, NV. He took a computer science course in Medford, OR. In 2001, he took a yearlong computer repair course. He was hired by MicroAge to do Tech Support. He retired in 2002 and began his own computer repair company. The business name -PC Rx- and the logo was a PC with a thermometer sticking out of its mouth. The customers liked the logo.
In 2004, Phil quit smoking and was diagnosed with diabetes. He then carefully watched the carbs he ate from then on.
He and Susan eventually moved to Texas in 2007 purchasing a home in Odessa. However, the oil boom of 2012 began, which brought a huge influx of cars, crime, and vehicular accidents to the area. After three years of this “madness”, Phil and Susan sold their home and moved to the Hill Country (Kerrville) to get away from the horrendous situation in Odessa.
He and Susan were so grateful to find their new home. It sits on a hill and the view of the sunsets is marvelously magnificent. Their neighbors are all helpful and friendly. They thank God for bringing them to the Hill Country.
Phil loved to play cards and other games on his computer. Regularly, cleaned about 400+ emails daily, kept in ouch with the state and the national political situation, his Army buddies, historical websites and much more. He could create all sorts of things to make life easier in the home. Most of these were his unique design. Susan would say “I wish there, could be _ to do _.” He would go to his garage workshop and find stuff hat would absolutely work to create what she needed. That showed smarts and creativity big time!
Phil passed away on October 27, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Iris (Pettis) Brennan; his sister, Patricia Brennan; and his twin brothers, Tom and Terry Brennan. He is survived by his wife, Susan; niece, Kathy Keun Gutleben; and Kathy’s sons, Aaron Huynh and Jason Banh.