James M. Brennan (1948 - 2013)

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BALLSTON SPA - James M. Brennan, 64, of Ballston Spa passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013.
Born June 25, 1948, in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Jean (Earle) Brennan.
A graduate of Draper High School in Rotterdam, Jim went on to attend Albany Business College and then Jones College in Florida.
He worked as a winder at General Electric Co. in Schenectady for 35 years, retiring in October of 2005.
Music had been a passion for Jim throughout his life. While in high school, he played with The Pastels and Reggie and The Rebels, and he also played with Jubal through Middle Grove United Methodist Church for several years. He was blessed to play with One Voice through Saratoga Bridges since 2007 and OFB since 2009.
A member of Saratoga Abundant Life Church, Jim went to the Home of the Good Shepherd with his fellow church members to provide worship services there.
Jim was an avid sports fan and enjoyed supporting the New York Yankees, New York Giants, Boston Celtics and Notre Dame football and basketball.
He also loved traveling, golfing with his friends, bowling and spending time with his family and friends.
Jim will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man and will be missed by all who knew him.
In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by a brother, Tommy Brennan.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debbi Brennan of Ballston Spa; his children, Shaun Brennan and Amanda Petteys and her husband, Josh, all of Ballston Spa; his sister, Barbara Korfhage of Ballston Spa; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
A time of prayer and remembrance will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at Armer Funeral Home Inc., 39 E. High St., Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the services.
Memorial contributions may be made to Saratoga Abundant Life Church, 2325 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; or to the , P.O Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Online remembrances may be made at www.armerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Saratogian on Apr. 22, 2013
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