Francis B. "Fritz" Brennan died Tuesday (Oct. 21, 1997) in his home after a long illness. He was 76.
Brennan worked for local lumber companies and the town and village of Ellicottville; he was superintendent of water and streets for two years. He retired in 1984 from Signore Inc.
He was a member of Holy Name of Mary Roman Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society, the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
His wife of 33 years, the former Irene Loveless, died in 1983. A daughter, Mary Katherine Brennan, died in 1957.
He is survived by three sons, John of Ellicottville, and Joseph and James of Great Valley; two daughters, Bridget Ward of Great Valley and Elizabeth of Ellicottville; a brother, Donald of Ellicottville; two sisters, Patricia Leone and Beatrice Loveless, both of Ellicottville; and five grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in Holy Name Church.