Roger C. Jennings
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AGE: 74 • Brick
Roger C. Jennings, 74, of Brick, NJ, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia University Medical Center, while surrounded by his loving wife and four children. He was born in Plainfield and lived in North Edison before retiring to Brick, NJ. Prior to retiring Roger was a successful business owner for many years.
Roger was a dedicated parishioner of Sacred Heart Church, where he enjoyed serving at the alter every Sunday, was a trustee of the Church and was very instrumental in restoring the Church after Super Storm Sandy. He was an avid athlete and fitness fanatic, placing 2nd in the NJ State Wrestling Tournament, completed the NYC Marathon in 3 hours and 16 minutes, and competed in numerous triathlons and bike races; he had a great passion for life and the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, nature and capturing life through photography. Roger earned the rank of Eagle Scout while in Boy Scouts and proudly served in the United States Marine Corps - and always said "ONCE A MARINE ALWAYS A MARINE". More than anything he loved and adored his wife Cathi, his children and cherished every opportunity to play with his grandchildren.
Roger is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Cathi Boris Jennings; three sons, Jeffrey Jennings of Brick, NJ, Matthew and his wife Kathy Jennings of Brick, NJ, Stephen and his wife Constance Jennings of Westfield, NJ; his daughter Marla and her husband Bill Buono of Wallingford, CT; his seven adoring grandchildren: Matthew Jr., Luke, Christian Jennings; Catherine, and Stephen Jr. Jennings; Kaci and Will Buono; he is also survived by his brother Paul and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. Roger was predeceased by his parents Ella Mae and Leslie and brother David.
A viewing for Roger will be held on Wednesday, November 6th from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, 885 Mantoloking Rd Brick, NJ 08723. There will be a funeral mass offered on Thursday, November 7th at 11:00am at Sacred Heart Church, Bay Head, NJ. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that donations be made to the Parents of Autistic Children, POAC Autism Services 1999 Route 88 Brick, NJ 08724 or WWW.POAC.net
Weatherhead Young Funeral Home
885 Mantoloking Road Brick, NJ 08723
Published in Asbury Park Press on Nov. 3, 2013