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Oct. 17, 1917 - Feb. 12, 2013
Catherine Brannan, 95, in Sarasota, FL on February 12, 2013. Catherine was blessed with a wonderful life, a beloved husband, John, and three children, Barbara, Lowie and John. She and John grew up in Columbus, Ohio and met as students at Ohio State University. Their 53 year marriage and John's career at Union Carbide Corp. allowed them to live in and experience a number of different cities across the US as well as several in Europe. Catherine was known for her humor and her contagious laugh. She loved music, loved to cook and entertain. With her wonderful John at her side, they made lifelong friends everywhere they went. She is missed already, but is now peacefully and lovingly reunited with her husband and departed family. Predeceased by husband John Brannan, parents Dr. Charles and Evelyn Silbernagel and siblings Dr. Wynne (Jane) and Lois Silbernagel. Survived by children Barbara, Gainesville, FL; Mary Lois (Lowie), Orlando, FL; and John, Hull, MA, as well as 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Inurnment services to be held in Cashiers, NC. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to
in Catherine's name.
Published in Herald Tribune from Feb. 19 to Feb. 20, 2013