Gordon Penny (1967-2022)

Gordon A. Penny, age 55, of Bryan, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, July 14, 2022, at his home.

Gordon was a training coordinator at Spangler Candy Company where he had worked for over 12 years.

He served in the British Royal Army. His military service included the band of the Royal Lancers where he played the trombone.

Gordon was a mentor with Junior Achievement, played in the pit orchestra for Bryan High School, and arranged music for symphonic wind bands.

He loved nature, bird watching, fishing, boating, and biking. He played piano, guitar, and was a brass specialist.

Gordon enjoyed providing music for libraries at Christmas. He participated in Bike to the Bridge and other cancer related activities.

Gordon A. Penny was born on June 6, 1967, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the son of Andrew and Catherine (Hanratty) Penny. He married Michelle D. Arend on June 7, 2003 in Columbus, Ohio, and she survives.

Gordon is also survived by his children, Alexander A. Penny and Ariana M. Penny, both of Bryan, Ruben N. Penny and Lana L. Penny, both of England, Carrie J. (Jeffrey) Adams, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Alicia M.(Benjy) Sheperd, of Bryan and Austin L. (Anna) Crites, of Archbold; grandchildren, Oliver Proxmire, Otto Proxmire, D’Artagnan Sheperd, Aaluna Crites, Alden Crites and Alvin Crites; his brothers and sisters, Andrea Penny, Diane (Dave) Thompson, Christopher (Lorraine) Penny and Catherine Barnes; and his mother and father, Catherine Penny of England and Andrew Penny, of Scotland.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 22, 2022, from 11:00 A.M.-12:00 P.M. in the Krill Funeral Home, 860 West Mulberry Street, Bryan. Private interment will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions are requested to Bryan Music Boosters.

To sign the online register or to send condolences, please visit www.krillfuneralservice.com.


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