Jane M. Brennan, 82, of White Oak, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 after a brief stay in the hospital. She was born on February 24, 1935 in McKeesport to the late Paul F. Brennan and Maxine M. Brennan (Griffiths). Jane devoted her life to the field of Nursing for 40 years prior to her retirement. After graduating from McKeesport High School, she earned post-secondary degrees from the Presbyterian School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh and the University of North Carolina. During her professional career, she served as Executive Director for various home health nursing agencies and held an executive position at the National League of Nursing. Committed to the field of public health, she taught at Duquesne University and the University of Tennessee and she testified before the Congress of the United States, advocating for proper funding for public health. “Janie” enjoyed reading, travel, and many happy times with her loving family and dear friends. She is survived by her sister Patricia Brinkos and her brother-in-law Bruce Brinkos of White Oak, PA; nephew, Myles Brinkos (Michelle) of White Oak, PA; nephew Michael Brinkos (George Hernley), of Oakland Park, FL; niece, Amy Brinkos (Dr. Andrew Nowalk) of O’Hara Township, PA. and great niece and nephews, Joshua, Megan, Max, James, and Peter.
Friends will be received on Thursday December 14, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Funeral service will be held Friday at 10:00 am in the funeral home chapel with The Rev. Jody Dausey, officiating. Interment will follow in the McKeesport Versailles Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published December 14, 2017.