Robert James “Bob” Brennan (59), of Wilmington, died December 21 st , after a lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. He was born January 23 rd in Passaic, New Jersey, the son of James Joseph Brennan and Suzanne Idell Brennan.
He was employed with Cape Fear Community College as a History Instructor for more than 25 years, where he will be missed by many students, if not the administration. At his work he was known for being an engaging storyteller, able to make History the favorite class for many of his students. One of his private moments of satisfaction over the years was to hear how many of his students changed majors and went on to become History teachers themselves.
Known to his friends as a sympathetic listen, avid trivia player, and perennial member of Gold’s Gym, his absence will be felt by many.
His wish is to be cremated and eventually (a month or two) there will be not a memorial service, but a party. A life-affirming night of laughing, sarcasm and telling ‘Bob-centric’ stories.
In lieu of flowers or letters of condolences, feel free to make a contribution to a German Shepard rescue, the Human Society or the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
He is survived by his brother, Randall.
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