YOUNGSTOWN — The Blessed Virgin Mary, and her Son, Jesus Christ, brought their child, Brendan Joseph Gilmartin, into their loving arms on Palm Sunday; to be reunited with Brendan’s loving Mother, Margaret Atsberger Gilmartin, adoring Father, Thomas Patrick Gilmartin Sr.
Brendan leaves behind in Prayer, his loving Son, Brendan Aloysius Gilmartin; Grandson, Brendan Aloysius Gilmartin Jr.; his Daughter-in-Law, Dezirae Gilmartin: Tina Howley, her Daughter Jennifer, his precious, LOVED, canines: “Izzy” and “Ginger”; his Brother Tommy and God Son-Nephew Brian Padrick Gilmartin; very special Friend JoanE Van Dyke, (who wrote a ballet / play, performed extensively throughout Pennsylvania, much to the delight of his adored: Sisters of Saint Joseph), and Paul Joseph and his Mother, who provided treats, friendship, and Prayers.
Brendan also leaves his loving memory to his work family at CVS:
Sara, Scot and especially Allyne Ritchie, along with the hundreds of needy customers, whom Brendan provided life sustaining medications regularly … regardless of weather challenges, locked doors, and aggressive guard dogs!
Brendan Joseph loved every aspect of the ‘horse racing’ business; where he, his Father, and Son, owned many race winners. This legacy is perpetuated by his Son, Brendan Aloysius Sr.
Brendan graduated from Youngstown State University with a Degree in Education with a specialized Minor in Spanish. Brendan taught at St. Edward’s Grade School, and Woodrow Wilson High School before beginning his lengthy career at CVS.
Brendan’s untimely passing has come as a shock to all who knew him … but he assures EVERYONE, that he will be Praying for YOU, in our eventual eternity.
Family and friends may call Wednesday, April 13, 2022, from 2 to 3 p.m., at St. Columba Cathedral, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 3 p.m.
Professional arrangements are being handled by the Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Austintown Chapel.