James M. Brennan

James M. Brennan, 64 of Ballston Spa passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013. Born June 25, 1948 in Schenectady, he was the son of the late Joseph M. and Jean (Earle) Brennan.

A graduate of Draper High School in Rotterdam, Jim went on to attend Albany Business College and then Jones College in Florida. He worked as a winder at General Electric Co. in Schenectady for 35 years, retiring in October of 2005.

Music has been a passion for Jim throughout his life. While in high school, he played with The Pastels and Reggie And The Rebels and also played with Jubal through the Middle Grove United Methodist Church for several years. He was blessed to play with One Voice through Saratoga Bridges since 2007 and OFB since 2009. A member of Saratoga Abundant Life Church, Jim went to the Home of the Good Shepherd with his fellow church members to provide worship services there.

Jim was an avid sports fan and enjoyed supporting the Yankees, Giants, Boston Celtics and Notre Dame football and basketball. He also loved traveling, golfing with his friends, bowling and spending time with his family and friends. Jim will always be remembered as a kind and gentle man and will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Jim is predeceased by a brother, Tommy Brennan. He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Debbi Brennan of Ballston Spa; his children, Shaun Brennan and Amanda Petteys and her husband, Josh all of Ballston Spa; his sister, Barbara Korfhage of Ballston Spa and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

A time of prayer and remembrance will be held at 7:00 pm Tuesday, April 23rd at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends may call from 5 – 7 pm on Tuesday at the funeral home prior to the services.

Memorial contributions may be made to Saratoga Abundant Life Church, 2325 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Guest Book

Steve and Vanessa

Dearest Jimmy - Through all your health struggles over the past years, you have amazed us with your strength, gentleness, love of family, church, music and all of life. We know everyone will hear your guitar now pain free. Please know that we will miss you physically, but will have you spritually in our hearts.

Love you, Steve and Vanessa

Lori, Bruce and Lucas Schultz

I was so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Debbi, and your family. God bless.

Glenn Krall

Lifting family in prayers. Worked with Jim at GE and did a little golfing with Jim on my visits back to the area. Rest in peace Jim.

Amanda Webb

Thanks Jim for being a great freind and I'm gonna miss my Yankees buddy I am sad now that you are gone

Pat Stallmer

We loved our Rock'n'Roll Fridays
Jim loved to sing his songs
I am so glad I was Jim's friend
"Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying"

Ted and Dixie Aniolek, and family

Dear Debbi and Families.....With deepest sympathy, loving prayers, and happy memories with the loss of Jimmy. He will be missed very much. Love from All......The Aniolek Family - Ted and Dixie with children/grandchildren - Dan, Roxanne, and son Michael, Doreen, Rocky and children Brian and Marissa.

Jacqueline Wyrick Mundy

You were such a great Classmate when we were in school. God Bless your family and may your kind and loving spirit always be with us.

I'll miss you JIM -will but I

I'll miss you JIM -will but I know you're playing that sweet guitar in heaven.


Love you, babe! Gonna miss you like crazy, but am so glad you aren't in pain and suffering anymore! Rock on with Jesus!!

Tom and Rosemary Butler

As ill as Jim was for the past few years, Jim never missed our Friday band get togethers (OFB). We had so much fun, and we always looked forward to seeing Jim's car come up our driveway at exactly 12:00. He used to always tell us how much he appreciated the opportunity to play with us. Little did he realize how much we appreciated playing with HIM, and we loved his smooth style of guitar playing. He was a great friend to us and we will always miss him. I'm sorry we couldn't be there for you in the end Jim. If we didn't live so far away now, we would have been there for you. We were always there for you in spirit though. We will always remember our last conversation with you on the phone in the hospital and how you said you loved us. We love you too Jim! We'll see you again some day!

Rosemary and Tom Butler

Linda Sherman


I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.


Deanna Lewandowski

Our thoughts and prayer are with the family. Jim was good bass player. We are all going to miss him so bad. I hope Jim is watching over us.

Mary Ann Fries

Jim will be missed by everyone who knew him. He faced many obstacles with strength and courage. He was an awesome cousin. May God watch over Debbi, Shaun and Amanda at this sad time.

Dave Petralia

I will miss Jim's smiling face and warm handshake every Sunday morning. I am blessed to have known him, and he will be greatly missed. I'll see you again, my friend.

Amanda Petteys

You were the best Dad anyone could ever ask for and I treasure every moment we ever spent together. I will miss your laugh and jimmy jokes but know you are home where you belong. Thank you for all you ever taught me, the faith you had in me, and for encouraging me to go after all my dreams and never give up. Love you and know you're looking down on me everyday <3

Rev Simon Udemgba Ph.D.

May his gentle and sweet soul rest in peace...Amen.

John Muller and Kathi Mulvey

We will miss you very much. It was a pleasure to play music with you, to work with One Voice, and most of all to know you as a person.

John Muller and Kathi Mulvey

We will miss you my friend. We played some great music together, but most of all we became friends. Thanks for everything you brought into my life.

Rob Sgarlata

I will miss you, Jim, but I am happy for you that you have an eternity to play awesome praise music!

Shaun Brennan

Thank you for being the best father in the entire world. I am the man I am today because of you. I love you, dad.