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Brian D. McCann, Sr.  

Brian D. McCann, Sr.

December 21, 1944 – November 3, 2017

Brian D. McCann, Sr., age 72, of Aston, PA passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, November 3, 2017, at the Crozer-Chester Medical Center in Upland, PA.

Born in Darby, PA on December 21, 1944, Brian was a son of the late John J. and Helen (Ford) McCann.  Raised in Southwest Philadelphia, he was a graduate of West Catholic High School and La Salle University. Brian made his career as a social worker for the state of Pennsylvania, retiring after many years of dedicated service.

He was an avid sports fan and looked forward to cheering on the Phillies. Lovingly known as “Uncle Bri” to those who knew him, Brian was a selfless man who took pride helping others. Above all else, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather, friend, and neighbor who will be deeply missed.

In addition to his parents, Brian was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 48 years, Kathleen Anne (Theodosiades) McCann; brothers, Jack and James McCann; and sisters, Patricia Oakes, Helen McElwee, and Geraldine McCann. He is survived by his children, Brian D. McCann, Jr. (Christine), Thomas J. McCann (Lori), Patrick M. McCann (Kristie) and Kate McCann Kline (Mark); brothers, Robert (Carol), Paul, and Richard McCann (Rita); sister, Mary Timoney (Thomas); and 8 grandchildren, Brian, Emily, Meghan, Thomas, Stephanie, Patrick Jr., Ella and Jude.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 7 pm until 9 pm on Wednesday evening, November 8, 2017 at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Thursday morning, November 9, 2017, at St. Katharine of Siena Parish, 104 S. Aberdeen Avenue, Wayne, PA. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, 626 Bally Road, Yeadon, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Brian’s name may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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  1. Anne & Ed Mckenna, November 4, 2017

    Miss you already, say Hi to Kassy for us.

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  2. Tine, November 5, 2017

    Thank you for welcoming me into your family Dad. Your home was always a place I felt loved and a part of your amazing extended family. I’m happy to have so many great memories of our time together. You’ll always be my favorite father in law;) Love you Poppy.

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  3. Dan mccdnn, November 5, 2017

    Love you uncle Brian, my fondness memories where at our family picnic at swanksville dam

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  4. Karen reeves Conroy, November 5, 2017

    He was one of my best childhood memories of growing up on Massey Street. Taking us to all the playgrounds and then for penny candy! Will
    Never forget you

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  5. Reeves Family, November 5, 2017

    Brian & Kathy were such a beautiful part of our growing up on Massey St. A truly loving man who made everyone better. So happy he will be in heaven with Kathy! God made him an angel! Love to all the McCann’s…..live to make him proud!

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    • Thomas McCann, November 5, 2017

      Thanks for the well wishes . We have fond memories of the Reeves family. We were just talking about the time Johnny was staying with us and he hack sawed his cast of his leg. Thanks again!

      Tom

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  6. MARIE MASSARELLI, November 5, 2017

    Mary and Tim thoughts and prayers just remember the Happy Memories. sincerely, MARIE

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  7. Thomas Timoney, November 5, 2017

    You were a great brother-in-law, had lots of fun joking around with you, you were fun to be around, I will miss you a lot. RIP

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  8. Robert Stump, November 5, 2017

    Brian
    What a person you are miss you in many ways I know that your with Kathy now and all is good. But we down here will always miss brain our friend from welfare days in Center District. I think of you often and time had slipped away to have lunch with you and make sure we kept in touch. I always knew we were friends never worry about you but to lose you is a shock you will be missed my friend.

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  9. Patrick mangan, November 5, 2017

    so sorry for your loss

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  10. Carole and Ron Michail, November 5, 2017

    To say we miss you already does not convey the feelings we have, and the sorrow at knowing you will no longer be there for our long chats. You became a best friend at work so many years ago, someone we knew we could always count on, for friendship, understanding, affection and frequently a good laugh.
    You will be missed by so many of us, but you will not ever be forgotten.
    Love you, Brian. You were very special.
    Carole “Mikey Mitch” and Ron ” Ronny” –Your nick-names for us– MICHAIL

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  11. Pat Ward, November 5, 2017

    Brian was a true catholic “Gentle Man” that I had the privilege of sharing our experience of growing
    up in South West Philly at St Clements, Finigen, West & LaSalle.
    Brian was an old altar-boy who still knew the response to : Intro Alter Dei
    Brian was not big, but he was a “scrapper’ who gave his best and was always a true friend he will be missed.
    Tir na nOg
    Pat & Jackey Ward

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  12. Bob & Marian White, November 5, 2017

    Sincere condolences to all family and friends of Mr. Brian McCann. He brought a lot of fun and love into the lives of his family and friends. We know Our Dear Lord has welcomed him and joined his hand with Kathy’s for all eternity. We know he will be dearly missed.

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  13. Patrick McCann, November 5, 2017

    My thoughts and prayers for your family. May you rest in peace.

    Patrick McCann

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  14. Michele Naimoli Yates, November 6, 2017

    There’s one word that stands out in my childhood and it is “McCann.” Uncle Bri and Aunt Cass were my second family. I was at their house constantly. I have countless memories and loved them dearly. They were a huge part of why I had the best childhood friends ever. Uncle Bri you will be sorely missed.
    Love,
    a/k/a “Shell Bell Booma ell”

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  15. Richard Magner, November 6, 2017

    My sincere condolences to the McCann family on the loss of your father, brother. I only met Brian once at a birthday party for brother Paul, but he made you feel at ease. My prayers and thoughts are with you all as you cope with Brian’s passing. God Bless You All.

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  16. Lori Tierney McCann, November 6, 2017

    Poppy will be sorely missed. He was one of a kind who loved his family, his faith and his favorites! He was a playful, good humored grandfather who shared his knowledge generously with Ella and Jude. We made many beautiful memories in times of great joy and great sorrow. He owns a special place in my heart for the dedicated care and infinite love he lent in Tom’s time of need. He was my father in law, my jousting partner and my friend. I will miss him dearly and know he will guide and inspire us all from above. Rest peacefully Poppy. All my love, Lori
    Lori Tierney McCann, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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  17. Susan Moyer Vink, November 6, 2017

    I can honestly say that the Godly example Mr Brian McCann set when I was a teenager played a huge roll in the path I took when I got older and how we chose to raise our family. We will be forever grateful for his witness to God’s love.

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  18. Butchy Mock, November 6, 2017

    Earth lost a wonderful man and Heaven gained an Angel.
    Jesus said “Love one another as I have loved you.” Brian lived that verse every day he was with us.
    He had love for his wife “Cassie”, his children, grandchildren,his brothers and sisters, other family members and neighbors.
    Life was always upbeat and positive with Brian. I count myself fortunate to have known such a man. He was truly blessed. To the McCann family I say weep not, for Brian will live in our hearts, and dwell in the House of our Lord and Savior for ever and ever.
    May our Lord be with us, dwell in our hearts, and comfort us for ever. In Jesus name we say Amen.

    Brian David McCann: “Well done good and faithful servant…..welcome home….”

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  19. Ruth Kelly, November 7, 2017

    With all my sympathy to all the McCann’s . everyone on Massey St knew Brain and most of his family. Rest in Peace , Brian.

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  20. David L Stewart Sr, November 7, 2017

    My Sincere Condolences To the McCann Family On Their Loss

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  21. Patricia Oakes, November 7, 2017

    Uncle Bri
    My fave uncle. I will sorely miss you. I will cherish the many fond childhood memories I have of you! You were definitely one of a kind . A true Christian man.I could always count on your prayers and Nuge could always count on that phone call on Veteran’s Day or any day you felt the need to thank him for his service. I will never forget that you were jealous of me when Mom brought me home as a baby to Massey St. I think you told be that every time we were together 🙂 Now you are with all those that have gone before you. Give them all a hug for me. Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. RIP Uncle Bri. Love you
    Your favorite niece. …Trish

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  22. Mark Kline, November 8, 2017

    Dad: Thank you for saying “yes” to my request for your daughters hand in marriage. That started this wonderful journey being welcomed into your family by you and Nan. You know Kate and I truly enjoyed all the times at our house:swimming,watching movies, sunday dinners with your sons families and grandchildren.

    I loved that you and I shared our Catholic faith together by our endless debates and discussion on Aquinias/Constantine/ The Papacy and Greatest Popes/Saint Catherine etc. You always offered me an insight or angle I had not thought about before. For this I was greatful and also that you and I got to spend so many Saturday evenings attending Mass together at St. Katherines. Kate and I love you and will miss you. We are very glad though that you are in Heaven with Nan, your parents and siblings. Rest in Peace.

    Mark

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  23. Faulkner Jones, November 8, 2017

    Brian was a wonderful co-worker during our employment at DPW. The office was not the same when he retired because he was a very much apart of it.

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  24. Diana Solivan, November 8, 2017

    My Gringo brother(Neeskie) how I will miss you. You were always in my mind and heart and will remain there till we meet again. Your family will always be in my prayers. I know it will be a happy reunion with Kathy, God will see to that. Love you forever,

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  25. Tamika Solivan, November 8, 2017

    My condolences to the McCann family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I met Brian many years ago when he worked for the welfare office with my mom (Diana). My mom called him Neesky, so he became my Neesky. He helped me with my math homework through grade school almost everyday. I dont know if i would have passed without his help. He was a great friend to my mother and I. He will be truly missed. He was one of a kind. Gone but never forgotten.

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  26. jim blose, November 9, 2017

    I couldn’t have grown up next door to a nicer man.uncle bri will be missed. I’ll never forget when he used to pile as many kids as he could into his car, and then, take us for a ride. I love you and will never forget you!!

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  27. Faulkner Jones, November 9, 2017

    Brian was a wonderful co-worker at DPW. The office was not the same after he retired because he was such a part of it.

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  28. Mary A Harrison, November 10, 2017

    Mr. McCann was a gentleman, a fine co-worker, employee who did his work. I am a former co-worker and supervisor extending my condolences
    to the McCann family. Praying that you will be comforted in knowing other care and loved Brian. Many Blessings.

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