Dale Young Brenner

Dale Young Brenner, 92, passed away at the Salem Regional Medical Center on Feb. 11, 2014.

He was born Aug. 28, 1921, the son of Martha Young and Lewis Brenner. He lived his whole life in the Kensington area.

He married Dorothy Jean Hill on Sept. 6, 1942, and she preceded him in death in 2004. He graduated from Augusta High School in 1939.

He was a World War II veteran in the Army Air Corps, serving mostly in England and France.

Dale was a graduate of the Air Service Command School Civilian Mechanics Branch, National School of Aeronautics Inc., Kansas City, Missouri; where he graduated from the Aircraft Engine overhaul Mechanic Course.

He was a member of the First Christian Church in Kensington where he served as an elder for more than 50 years. He was a 60-plus year member of the American Legion Lepine Rush Post 684 as well as County Council, Forty and Eight and the Highway Patrol Auxiliary. He also was a member of several tractor and one cylinder engine clubs.

Dale was a mechanic at Loudon’s in Minerva, Hanoverton and Salem. He sold MAC and MATCO tools before his retirement.

He will be sadly missed by his three children, Jean Brenner of New York City, Ed Brenner of Kensington and Janet (Jan) Duvall of Salem; his five grandchildren, Shohanna Sommer and Barack Sommer of New York City, Jennifer (Thomas) Clark of Hanoverton, Jason (Jenna) Duvall of Lima and Jonathan Duvall of Pittsburgh; and by his five great-grandchildren, April, Justin and Amy Clark and Madalynn and Jacob Duvall.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother, John Brenner.

Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the First Christian Church in Kensington, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday. Pastor Gene Hydrick and Pastor Tom Allmon will officiate. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the American Cancer Society.

The Maple-Cotton Funeral Home in Kensington is in charge of arrangements.


(Paid obituary)