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Eric Jensen

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Eric Jensen Obituary
Mr. Eric Jensen

AGE: 82 • Marlboro

(Roman) Eric Jensen (1/2/1934-8/26/2017) was born into poverty during the Great Depression, the experience of which forged his lifelong passion for work, charity, and faith. After serving in the Marines during the Korean War, he came home and completed Math and Business degrees at Fairleigh Dickenson. He worked many different jobs throughout life, culminating with 38 proud years at The Wall Street Journal as a Sales Executive. Eric was prouder still of being able to provide security to his family that he lacked growing up, supporting his mother along with his wife and children. While working and in retirement, he was a busy volunteer for charitable groups such as the Knights of Columbus (a Past Grand Knight) and Marine Corps League of Freehold. He spend many years as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts. A survivor of multiple cancer battles, Eric succumbed from a 37 year long struggle with heart disease.

He is survived by his wife Julia, son Eric, daughter Mary, and grandson Brendan.

Visitation will be will be Wednesday, August 30th, from 2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 PM at the Freeman Manalapan-Marlboro Funeral Home, 344 Route 9 North, Manalapan. The funeral service will be Thursday, August 31st, 10:00 am at St. Gabriel's Main Church, Marlboro. Interment will be private. To leave a condolence or find directions, visit

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to MCL of Freehold: Corporal Philip A. Reynolds Detatchment MCL; 131 Grenoble Court; Freehold, NJ 07728
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 29, 2017
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