William (Bill) Brennan passed away suddenly on Friday July 16, 2021. Bill was born February 7, 1943 to Les and Charlotte Brennan in Portland, Ore. He attended Hosford Grade School and Lincoln High School, graduating in Astoria after his family moved there his senior year. He attended Clatsop Community College and Portland State University. On July 10, 1965 he married Barbara Hemphill, they recently celebrated their 56th anniversary and have resided in the same Tigard home for 52 years.
After working in the commercial produce processing industry, he began a 43 year career in corrugated paper production with Western Kraft, Willamette Industries, Weyerhaeuser and International Paper, retiring in 2009. Bill widely shared his talent and keen love of the piano and music in general, entertaining nearly 40 senior living communities on a monthly basis and providing music for various private events. He was fond of everything about the ocean and enjoyed spending time along the beautiful Northwest coastline. His kind, gentle nature and wide welcoming smile will be missed by all who knew him.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Gary; and his son Marc. He is survived by his wife Barbara, Tigard, Ore.; son Ryan and daughter-inlaw Amy, Beaverton, Ore.; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Please consider remembrances directed to Oregon Humane Society.