RYE, N.Y. – James A. Jennings Jr., of Rye, died Sunday, Jan. 24. He was 90.
He was born to James and Elizabeth Kirwin Jennings on Nov. 6, 1925, in Deal, N.J. He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and received both the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star.
After returning from Europe, he married Eleanor Krueger, in 1945, and settled in New Rochelle where they raised their three sons.
He graduated from Iona College, which was followed by a career in the family construction firm. He was a parishioner at The Church of the Resurrection in Rye, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion.
He is survived by his sons James A. Jennings III and Mark E. Jennings, and their wives, Pamela and Katherine; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, his son Scott, his sister Betty and his brother Frank.
The wake will be held Thursday from 4-8 p.m. at the Graham Funeral Home, 1036 Boston Post Road, Rye. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated Friday at 10 a.m. at The Church of the Resurrection in Rye. The interment will be at Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla.
The family kindly requests that floral donations be made through Carriage House Flowers, 141 E. Post Road, White Plains, NY 10601. (914)-997-9057)