Ronan BrennanThe Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento reported the Oct. 26 passing of former Folsom State Prison Chaplain Ronan Brennan. He was 92.

Brennan served as the prison chaplain for 11 years from 1956 until 1967. He served as a priest in the diocese for 68 years. In 1954, Brennan was the first to hold services in Squaw Valley.

According to the diocese, “Brennan said his ministry at the prison was exciting and enjoyable, and he got along well with staff and inmates, although it was not always an easy ministry.”