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Jenal, Robert L.
Robert L. Jenal, 88, died 3/14/13 in Vero Beach, FL. Bob was born in St. Paul, MN on 11/12/24 to Faye Jenal and Edward Jenal. He was baptized and educated at St. Mark's parish in St. Paul. He graduated from Cretin High School in 1942. Bob attended St. Thomas College before enlisting in the Army Air Corps. His unit was deployed to the South Pacific in 1944 where he served on the islands of Sai Pan, Iwo Jima and Canton. Bob attended the University of Minnesota after the War before he was hired by the Toni Co. which was owned by the Gillette Co. Bob held various executive and vice presidential positions in St. Paul, Chicago and Boston during his 39 year career with Gillette. In 1952 Bob helped found and served as the first national President of the Association of Information Technology Professionals. Bob married Irene Dahlgren on 11/22/47 and said it was the best thing he ever did. They had 6 children and enjoyed 65 years of a happy marriage. Theirs was a true partnership and their successes as well as their challenges were shared. They lived life to the fullest and remained loving companions. Bob is survived by his wife Irene and their 6 children, Susan, Nancy, Bob, Mary, Kathy and Steven. He leaves his nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. He is survived by his sister Carol and was pre-deceased by his sister Winifred. He will also be missed by his three sons-in-law and daughter-in-law as well as many nieces and nephews. A family service will be held at a later time. Memorial gifts may be made to the Senior Resource Association. Please designate Emergency Meals on Wheels on checks and send to: Senior Resource Association, 694 14th St., Vero Beach, FL 32960

Published in The Boston Globe on Mar. 19, 2013
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