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A memorial service for Kate Brennan, senior instructor of English at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, will be held on Monday Dec. 1. at 7:00 p.m.
11/19/2008 —

A memorial service for Kate Brennan, a former Penn State Wilkes-Barre senior instructor of English, has been set for Monday, Dec. 1, at Bierly Auditorium in the Science Center. The service will begin at 7:00 p.m., with a candlelight ceremony to follow. After the vigil, a reception will be held inside Hayfield House.

Brennan, who died suddenly on Oct. 17, began her Penn State teaching career in 1986, and for 22 years her dedication to the University inspired many colleagues and students. Whether it was teaching seventh-grade children or lecturing undergraduates, Brennan’s passion to educate others led to the implementation of programs that would impact the needs of many students. Friends and family remember Brennan as someone who had an empathetic and passionate personality, as well as a person who exhibited a free spirit for life.

A long-time resident of Dallas, Brennan earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Misericordia University and a master’s degree in the same discipline from the University of Scranton. She is also a 1971 graduate of Dallas High School.

For information and to RSVP contact Stephanie Andaloro at 675-9279 or e-mail Andaloro at sja11@psu.edu.

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