Dr. Brennan R. Hill
T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home
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Cincinnati, OH
Dr. Brennan R. Hill

Dr. Brennan R. Hill, Xavier Theology Professor, beloved husband of Marie Martens Hill for 47 years entered into eternal life on December 12th. Father of Ami Armbruster (Ed) and Brennan J. Hill (Allie). Grandfather of Marie, Natalie and Lauren Armbruster; Grant, Leo and Macy Hill. Predeceased by his mother, Elva. Brennan retired from Xavier University in 2006 after teaching theology for 22 years. He cooked at the Catholic Worker House for homeless men for seven years and ministered to the dying as a Chaplain with Hospice of Cincinnati. In recent years, he served as Chaplain for his Bellarmine Chapel conference of St. Vincent de Paul. Brennan cherished visiting his neighbors who lived close to Xavier and offering a hand up with rent/energy assistance, furniture or needed household items. Brennan wrote 27 books including three volumes on Spiritual Heroes, Dialogues with Jesus (Jesus Speaks with Religious Founders and Leaders), and World Religions and Contemporary Issues. He led 17 pilgrimages all over the world to learn more about religions and spiritual practice. He earned a PhD from Marquette University and Masters Degrees from Cambridge University, St. Bonaventure and Catholic University of America. Brennan taught for over 50 years and was most at home with parish programs or giving marriage talks with his wife, Marie. Together they recently wrote zoom programs called Aging Gracefully During the Pandemic and Black Lives are Sacred. His children and grandchildren were his greatest joy. Brennan is remembered for his warmth and wisdom, his humor and generosity, his kindness and concern for social justice. Mass of Christian Burial will be live streamed from Bellarminechapel.org on Monday, December 21 at 10:30 a.m. EST. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation by check to St. Vincent de Paul, and include Brennan in the memo. Mail checks to Jim Doerger, Treasurer, 31 Frick Ct., Cincinnati, OH 45246.

Published by The Cincinnati Enquirer from Dec. 15 to Dec. 16, 2020.
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It was an honor to know Brennan and Marie when we were all in ministry in the Diocese of Albany. He was a man for all seasons. Pur prayrrs and love go out to Marie and thrir children and friends.
Al and Jeanne Schrempf
December 21, 2020
Dr Hill was a thoughtful and caring neighbor for many years and we are very sad to hear of his passing. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy and prayers. We send our love to Marie and the family.
Ken and Helen Snider
December 17, 2020
Our love and prayers are extended to Marie and the Hill family. We were so saddened to read of Brennan’s passing. I remember him as an excellent educator and a wonderful person from my days teaching at Xavier. His death is a loss not only for his friends and loved ones but also the entire Cincinnati community. Sincere condolences. Michelle & Terry Frey
Michelle Lonergan Frey
December 16, 2020
Dear Marie and family - I was so sorry to hear about Brennan's passing. He was my neighbor in Hinkle Hall and we shared an office in Schott when Hinkle was renovated. Brennan was a kind soul and a wonderful person. The whole world will miss his smile and loving spirit. Rest peacefully Brennan - Paul
Paul Fiorelli
December 16, 2020
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