John Roderick Jenkusky, age 88 passed away peacefully at home surrounded by 3 of his 4 children along with one of his daughter in laws on November 19, 2019.Born 1931 in Long Island City, New York, he was the late son of Aloysius Jenkusky and Catherine Travers. He was the loving husband of 54 years to Marilyn Althea Hofving, who predeceased him October 2007.
He was the dear brother of 2 siblings, the father of 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.He is survived by his brother Tom Jenkusky, sister-in-law Carol and sister-in-law Betty Goodman.Sons Steven M. Jenkusky and daughter in law Jacquie, Jeffrey M. Jenkusky and daughter in law Connie.Daughters Debrah Jenkusky and Linda Ferrara, son in law Michael Ferrara. Grandchildren Dara (husband Joe Penny), Rebecca, Luke, Daniel, Cassidy and great grandchild, Lily Marilyn Penny.Also many nieces and nephews.
Jack (Pop Pop) was a veteran of the Navy who served in the Korean War.His tour of duty was on the Fidelity minesweeper.
During his retirement Pop Pop enjoyed his grandchildren, traveled and kept in touch with everyone by cellphone where he earned the nickname “CNNJack”. He loved life.
Funeral Mass 11 a.m. December 2, 2019 at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, 1968 Sandbridge Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23456