John Brennan, 86, of Sun City Center, Florida, died on October 16 at the Life Path Hospice Home in Ruskin, Florida, following complications of pneumonia. He was a former East Falmouth resident.

He was the son of William and Mary (Wilson) Brennan and was predeceased by his wife, Ellen D. Satterfield. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was raised in North Attleboro.

Mr. Brennan served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1956 and was a Korean War Veteran. He was graduated from Wentworth Institute in 1959.

He worked as a facilities supervisor at National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Services in Woods Hole. He was also a private tow boat captain out of Edwards Boatyard in Waquoit.

After his retirement from the Fisheries Service, he worked a few summers in the maintenance department at Yellowstone National Park and at various facilities in Sun City Center, Florida. He was known for his life stories, his mechanical abilities, midwifery and first response skills during the unexpected delivery of a niece, and his wit.

He leaves a sister, Mary Wood in Skokie, Illinois; a brother, Robert Brennan in Woodbridge, Virginia; and several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by brothers William Brennan and Edward Brennan; and sisters Edith Farrar and Barbara Carney.

At his request, his remains were cremated.

His family will carry out his final request to scatter his remains at sea.

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