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First Name: John

Last Name: Brennan

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Scott

Date of Birth: 1931

Date of Death: 27 May 2011

Rank or Rate: Lieutenant Commander

Years Served: 1954 - 1966
John Scott Brennan

Graduate, U.S. Naval Academy, Class of 1954

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


John Scott Brennan

Lieutenant Commander, U.S. Navy

John Scott Brennan was born in 1931 and raised in Salt Lake City, UT, where he attended Judge Memorial High School and started for its state champion football team.

Brennan was a naval officer, graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1954, and serving tours in the South China Sea. He attended the Naval Post Graduate School in Monterey, CA, and earned a Master's in Public Administration from the George Washington University in Washington, DC. He resigned his commission in 1966, with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Upon retiring from the Navy, when his ship was decommissioned, his crew pulled his Captain's clock and porthole which they made into a table. That and a plaque that stated "There is nothing more powerful than the truth" were his prized possessions. John didn't meet standards, he set them. Anyone who knew him, knew that he followed the stringent rules and morals passed to him by family and through his extensive education.

John was a commercial real estate broker for many years, serving as a Vice President and Partner at Cohen-Esrey, and later at Prudential CRES Commercial Real Estate.

He was active in the Rotary Club of Kansas City, a literacy program volunteer, and in many other social clubs that had a tremendous impact on his family and friends. He was also an avid tennis player.

Death and Inurnment

John Scott Brennan, 80, passed away Friday, 27 May 2011, in his home at Bishop Spencer Place in Kansas City, MO. He is inurned at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

He was preceded in death in 2009 by his wife of fifty years, Mary Jo. He is survived by their two children, Scott Brennan and Shea Brennan Coleman, and five grandchildren.


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