Joseph M. Brenner Obituary: A Tribute to a Beloved Cincinnati Resident

Joseph M. Brenner Obituary: A Tribute to a Beloved Cincinnati Resident


Joseph M. Brenner Obituary – Joseph M. Brenner, a beloved figure in Cincinnati, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2024, leaving behind a legacy cherished by all who knew him. He was 90 years old, and it seemed almost poetic that the sky darkened on the day of his passing, as if paying homage to his departure.


Joseph, affectionately known as Joe, was the loving husband of Lois for an incredible 64 years. Together, they built a life filled with love, laughter, and cherished memories. Joe leaves behind his daughters, Erica and Ruth, his grandchild Leni, and a wide circle of relatives, nieces, nephews, and dear friends who mourn his loss deeply.


Born to Stella and Rudy, Joe spent his formative years in the vibrant streets of Chicago, alongside his two older brothers. Childhood memories were filled with the joy of playing 16” softball in the neighborhood, ice-skating on makeshift rinks in flooded baseball fields, and idyllic summers spent at Twin Lakes, Wisconsin. There, he reveled in the thrill of zooming around in his speedboat or casting his line off the pier, fishing for relaxation and joy.

Joe was a proud graduate of Senn High School and Mizzou, where he honed not only his intellect but also his striking physical presence. Standing tall at 6’4”, he possessed a charm and wit reminiscent of characters from the “Mad Men” era, captivating all who crossed his path. With a natural flair for salesmanship, Joe was a force to be reckoned with in any business endeavor.


His love for automobiles was legendary, and he passed on his passion to his daughters, teaching them the art of shifting gears from the passenger seat of his beloved Jag XKE. Throughout his life, Joe embarked on adventures far and wide, traveling extensively across the Far East, both during his service as an army officer and later alongside Lois and their cherished circle of friends.

As the years passed, Joe’s love for the simple pleasures of life remained steadfast. Whether he was outside roasting his own coffee beans or expertly smoking ribs for a family dinner, he always had a vodka on the rocks in hand, savoring the fresh air and the company of loved ones.

While Joseph M. Brenner may have left this world, his memory will endure in the hearts of all who knew him. Though his passing has left a profound void, the cherished memories of his warmth, humor, and zest for life will serve as a source of comfort and solace for those who loved him dearly. Farewell, Joe, we love you dearly.

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