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Dr Michael James Brennan
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1921
Monroe County
Michigan, USA
Death: Sep. 22, 2010
Grosse Pointe Shores
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Michael James Brennan M.D. of Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, entered eternal life at his home on September 22, 2010. He was 89 years old. He was born in Monroe, Michigan, on June 11, 1921.

Dr. Brennan's professional accomplishments are numerous. He was a graduate of the University of Detroit High School and College. He attended medical school at Loyola University in Chicago. He trained at Cook County and Henry Ford Hospitals.

Dr. Brennan volunteered and served in World War II, as well as in the Korean conflict. During the Korean conflict he served as base Hospital commander at Fort Monmouth, NJ. After the war he returned to Detroit and was the founding chairman of the Oncology and Hematology Services at Henry Ford Hospital, where he remained until his appointment as President of the Michigan Cancer Foundation, now known as the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center.

Dr. Brennan was Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Wayne State University, lectured frequently at medical symposiams, and is credited with numerous published articles and books. Contributions included the introduction and implementation of hospice and related concepts to health care, as well as significant developments in Cancer treatment and research.

Dr. Brennan's professional achievements are eclipsed only by his personal accomplishments as a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was the beloved father of a family comprised of his dear wife, Rita, and eight children and their spouses: Brian and Catherine Molloy, John and Linda Brennan, David and Theresa Klaasen, Timothy and Renee Brennan, Peter and Patricia Sullivan, Howard and Mary Kaplan, Joseph and Margaret Brennan and Kevin and Ann O'Brien.

Apart from his immediate family he is survived by 25 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

He is beloved by all and dearly missed.

Visitation: Saturday September 25, 2010 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church, 157 Lake Shore, Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

Memorial Mass: Saturday September 25, 2010 at 12:00 noon at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church.

Memorials: Loyola University Medical Center, Office of Development Attn: Traci Guyton, 2160 S. First Ave., Maywood, IL 60153. 
Created by: Elizabeth & Ron
Record added: Sep 24, 2010
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Dr Michael James Brennan
Added by: Elizabeth & Ron
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~*~In Loving Memory~*~
- Love & Prayers, Ron & Liz
 Added: Sep. 29, 2010

- ~Peace Be With You~
 Added: Sep. 24, 2010
May you enjoy eternal peace and happiness in the loving arms of Our Blessed Lord, Dr. Brennan. God bless you and your loved ones. May He bring peace and comfort to all who mourn your loss in this earthly life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
- Our Love & Prayers, Ron & Liz
 Added: Sep. 24, 2010

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