Jon Potter "Jess" Jessen

Jessen, Jon Potter "Jess"
Apr. 24, 1934 - Jan. 5, 2013
Jon Potter Jessen "Jess" of Sarasota , FL. passed away on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 , at the age of 78. Jon was born in Cambridge, MA in 1934 to Bernice and Edward Jessen. He proudly served our country in the United States Air Force, after which he graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, with a BA in Business. Jon worked for several Fortune 500 companies and enjoyed international travel and living with his family in Europe. Jon had many hobbies and interests, including cooking, fishing, saltwater aquariums, music and carpentry. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy Jessen of Sarasota, FL. Jon's 3 children and their families are Jon E. and Sandra Jessen of New Canaan, CT., Kathy and Craig Eller of Barrington, RI and Chris and Laura Jessen of Sarasota, FL. His five grandchildren are Josh, Kerry and Kate Eller, and Annie and Cassie Jessen. Jon is also survived by his sister, Linda Greaney of Ortley Beach, NJ, and two brothers and their wives, Jerry and Nancy Jessen of Lakeland, FL and Lee and Wendy Jessen of Boone, NC, and several nieces and nephews. The family will be holding a brief service at Sarasota National Memorial Cemetery in Sarasota, FL from 10:00 to 10:30 am on Friday, January 11. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to: , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011, or online at

Published in Herald Tribune from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013