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Patricia Brenner

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Ocean City, MD-Shirley Patricia Ziegler Brenner, passed peacefully in her home, at the young age of 94 on June 26, 2016. Lovingly know as Tootz and Grams, family and friends gathered to aid in her final journey. Born in Loch Haven, Pennsylvania to Leroy David Ziegler and Margaret Brungard Ziegler, She was preceded in death by her former husband, Robert N. Brenner, Jr, Colonel, US Army, and her daughter, Suzanne Brenner Haslam. She is survived by her son, Robert N. Brenner III, daughter in law, Kimberley A. Brenner, and her granddaughter, Summer J Brenner, all of Ocean City. She graduated from Williamsport High School, class of 1941, then attended Lycoming Community College. During WWII she worked for the Veterans Administration. Thereafter, the family traveled extensively while in the military, spending years in Central and South America and settling in Baltimore County in 1958. In addition to raising her family there, she owned and operated a business, One Plus One with her daughter. She participated in community activities including annual variety shows, fund raisers and advocacy for charitable organizations, politics, the Girl Scouts and the Boy Scouts. She also found time to pursue a career with Geico Insurance Co. that spanned 20 years with her retiring in 1988 as their Human Resources Manager, San Diego office. Relocating to Ocean City, Maryland, she opened and operated, several insurance businesses including ABBA Bail Bonds with her son. She also operated an antique and collectible business, Treasures by Patrice. Her passions included traveling, dancing, and animal rescue. Patricia's final words were, "Thank everyone I have met and known for contributing to the wonderful life adventure I have enjoyed." Protect our Republic! Pray and vote so as to provide a future for our children and America. Inurnment will be with her ancestors in her home State of Pennsylvania. Donations in her memory may be made to: USO, P.O. Box 96860, Washington, DC 20087, or Coastal Hospice, P.O. Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21811, or Kenille's Cupboard, P.O. Box 598, Ocean City, MD 21843 or the Worcester County Humane Society, 12330 Eagle's Nest RD, Berlin, MD 21811. Arrangements are in care of the Burbage Funeral Home. Letters of condolence may be sent via www.burbagefuneralhome.com
Published in Baltimore Sun on Aug. 19, 2016
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