Theodore Joseph Brenner

Born: 10/27/1923 Passed:

Theodore J. Brenner (Ted) passed away on January 18, 2021, at age 97 after a short illness.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Rita E. Brenner (nee McShane).

He is survived by his children  Luann, Lynne (Fiske), and Steve, his grandchildren Julie, D.J., Eric, Lisa, Sarah, Michael, and Brian, and his great-grandchildren Ethan, Matthew, Jacob, Isabelle,  Madison, and baby Fiske (May 2021) and his nieces and nephews Caren and Warren, Jeff, Bryan (dec.) and Cynthia, Pat, Jack, and Tim.

Founder of TJB Inc, a mining equipment manufacturer located in North Ridgeville, Ohio, he devoted his life to his family and his business.  Known to many only as the MINT MAN, for the last 20 years he has given York peppermint patties to all that he encountered, especially those in restaurants and people that held doors for him. We thank the staff at White Oaks, Herbs Tavern, Michael’s restaurant, Bob Evans, Baker’s Square, and Cafe Stratos for the many wonderful meals we shared there with Ted over the years.   He derived great pleasure from surprising strangers with his treats. When he moved to his most recent home at The Gardens at Westlake he freely distributed mints and other candy to all his neighbors and the staff.  Thank you so much to the wonderful staff at the Gardens for making his last three years there feel like home. He will be missed by all for his sense of humor, his generosity, and his sage advice. There will be no services, but please leave your memories of him on our memory page at

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