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Brent L. McNany


Brent L. McNany, 57, of Chicora, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes in the emergency department at Butler Memorial Hospital on Thursday, January 11, 2024.

Brent was born in Clarion on September 11, 1966. He was the son of Cynthia Griebel and her husband, Harold, of Shippenville and the late Joseph Best.

He was a 1985 graduate of Clarion High School. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Persian Gulf War and attended Embry-Riddle School Aeronautical University.  Brent had been employed at Calumet Penreco in Karns City.

In his early years, Brent enjoyed coaching his son’s sports teams and always looked forward to attending his grandson, Grady’s football games.  He enjoyed trips to the beach, attending Pirate games, and working outside.

He had been a long time member of the Chicora Moose Lodge and enjoyed the company of his many friends there.  He was also a member of USW Local 889.

He is survived by his wife, Linda S. Bowser McNany, whom he married in Knox on May 24, 1986.  Also surviving are two sons, Jacob R. McNany and Caleb J. McNany of Chicora.  He was affectionately “PaPa” to his grandchildren, Grady Clair and Johnnie Grace.  Also surviving is an aunt, Patricia Hale of Shippenville, his father-in-law, and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, and friends.

In addition to his father, Brent was preceded in death by a sister, Stacy Best, his maternal grandparents and an aunt.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora, 339 Chicora Fenelton Rd., Chicora, from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 17, 2024. Military honors will be accorded by members of the Chicora and Brady’s Bend American Legion Posts at 3:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Members of the Chicora Moose Lodge will conduct a memorial service for their departed brother at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.

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