James Allen Fenske of Homosassa, Fla., was a loyal husband and a loving father and grandfather. He was formerly of Millington, Md., and at the age of 74, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, in his home.
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James was born in Portland, Ore., to the late Claron and Evelyn Fenske. James proudly served in the United States Marine Corp from 1955 – 1960. In the early 1960's he was part of the Philadelphia Eagles Football Organization. He protected the citizens of Cecil and Kent County from 1974 – 1981 as a deputy sheriff. He retired from MBNA Bank after 10 years of service, in 2000. James enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, and was an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan.
James is survived by his wife of 39 years, Donna C. Fenske of Homosassa; three brothers, Dwight Borero, Carl Fenske, and Chris O. Jackson; daughters, Deborah Steller and her husband William Steller of Millington, Md., Lori Sargent of Hartly, Del., and Jennifer Fenske of Crumpton, Md.; son, Robert Fenske and his fiancé of Felton, Del.; six grandchildren, Bobbie Jo and Jamie Fenske, Tanner, Hayleigh, and Sarah Sargent, and Zachary Billings. James was preceded in death by his daughter, Sheryl Quillen in 2011.
He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Oct. 12, 2013