Eugene “Gene” Edward Jenny

September 30, 1941 ‒ December 26, 2017

Sunbury, Ohio

Former Sunbury Village Councilman, Eugene “Gene” Jenny Passes Away

Former Sunbury Village Council member Eugene (“Gene”) Edward Jenny, 76, died Tuesday, Dec. 26, after an extended illness.

Born on Sept. 30, 1941, in Columbus, Ohio, Jenny was a resident of Sunbury since 1970, and served on Sunbury Village Council from 1997 to 2005. He also served on the Village’s volunteer Auxiliary Police force in the early 1970s. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served as a Machinist’s Mate on the USS Denebola from 1958 through 1962, discharging just before the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Jenny was an entrepreneur, owning the technological service company, Technoserv, from 1980 through 2008. Newspapers and print shops throughout the tri-state area knew Jenny to be the man to call if one of their typesetting machines needed repair.

He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Scottish and York Rites and a member of Sparrow Lodge No. 400 F. & A.M. of Ohio. A man with a huge heart, Jenny often would perform small acts of kindness throughout the village – whether clearing the sidewalks of snow for an elderly neighbor or calling upon shut-ins to keep them engaged in the outside world.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Eugene E. Jenny, Sr., and Miriam P. (nee Hubbard) Jenny, and infant brother, Paul.

Gene and his wife of nearly 56 years, Joanne Kathryn (nee Williams) Jenny, were married on March 2, 1962. In addition to Joanne he is survived by daughters, Kriss (Brian) Galloway, and Heidi (Emery) Fair; grandchildren, Sarah and Zoe Case, Nicholas Gillenwater, and Adam (Caili) Gillenwater; sister, Ann Wenger; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Calling hours will be Friday, Dec. 29, from 2 to 4 pm, and 6 to 8 pm, at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 Ohio Route 61, Sunbury, Ohio with Masonic Services at 7:45 PM. Funeral will be at Hope Lutheran Church, 15370 Meredith State Rd., Sunbury, Ohio, on Saturday, Dec. 30, at 2 pm, with the Rev. Benjamin Meyer presiding. A private burial will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Sunbury

Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Gene’s honor to Hope Lutheran Church and/or Mt. Carmel St. Ann’s Hospice Fund at the Mount Carmel Foundation (https://donor.mountcarmelfoundation.org)

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home of Sunbury is honored to serve Gene’s family. Special memories and condolences can be shared to them at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.

  • Gene’s faith and endurance during the last few years should be a lesson for all of us. His friendship meant a lot to me.

  • I was honored to be his Nurse and his friend, Thank you Gene for wonderful memories and your friendship. You were a great source of support for me and my son. May you find peace!

  • Joanne and Family:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying the loving arms of God will comfort you during this difficult time.

  • We truly were saddened by the news of Gene and the Jenny Family’s great loss. We were.privelegrd to meet him and see the profound love he had for others, especially his family. The Ochoa-Beach Family will always remember Gene with a smile knowing out families came together for a joyous occasion. We hope to continue to have that smile knowing his kind spirit will always be with Joanne, Kriss, Sarah and loved ones. Know that there will be many friends in Chicago that will not be able to attend his funeral but will be praying and thinking of all on those days which you celebrate his life.
    We send our LOVE and HUGS to all.

  • We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  • Joanne, Kriss, and Heidi, I am sorry for your loss. Richard and I enjoyed our visit with both Bud and Joanne the last time we were in Columbus. My thoughts are with you.

    Bud (also)

  • So sorry to read of Genes passing. We worked together several years ago at Friden/
    Singer. He was a good man to work with and learn from. Many fond memories.

  • When I first met you and got to know you about 15 years ago, I told you I want to grow up to be just like you! Your faith, life knowledge, positive attitude through times of adversity, have taught me much in life. I thank God our lives crossed on this earth and will miss our visits terribly. Rest peacefully at last…

    Love,
    Sandy & Bob

  • Joanne, Kris, Heidi, and family,
    My condolences to you over Gene’s passing. He has been and inspiration to me over the years and I enjoyed our conversations when we would run into each other. I fully intended to visit the funeral home today, but my wife developed a problem and her doctor wants to see her today at 1:45 in Dublin. We were told that he is very busy and we might have a 2 to 3 hr. wait. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHIES FOR ALL OF YOU. GENE WAS ALWAYS A GOOD CHURCH FRIEND, WITH A READY SMILE AND HAND SHAKE, AND CONCERN OF HOW OTHERS WERE DOING. WE WOULD BE WITH YOU AT THIS TIME, BUT OUR HEALTH DOES NOT PERMIT US. WE ACHE WITH YOU AND KNOW YOU WILL FIND COMFORT FROM OUR LORD AS ALWAYS. CAROL AND BILL KING FROM HOPE LUTHERAN.