Genevieve "Jenny" Johler

March 21, 1925March 3, 2018

GENEVIEVE “Jenny” E. Johler (Blake), age 92 of Fredericksburg, VA passed away peacefully, with her family, on March 03, 2018. Loving mother of Darlene Jaeger (Steve) and Roxanne Johler (Dennis Wildowsky). Adoring grandmother of Stephen F. Jaeger (Amanda), and Great- Grandmother of Carlie Hofmann, Ava Jaeger, and Brooke Jaeger. Jenny is survived by siblings; Dorothy A. Zlolnick (Buffalo, NY), Freda C. Tiberi (Buffalo, NY), Lois Rybarczyk (Robert) (Hamburg, NY), Joseph F. Blake (Angola, NY), and Francis Blake (Helen) (Derby, NY). Jenny is predeceased by husband Frederick J. Johler “Fred” (USN, Retired) and siblings, Virginia Zimpfer and Jacob Blake.

Jenny spent her childhood and schooling in Buffalo, NY. She worked as a young secretary for the Air Force and a secretary for Remington Rand (where she was a show Typist for business typewriters) during World War II; Secretary for the Mayor of New London, CT, Executive Secretary at the General Dynamics Electric Boat shipyard in Groton, CT, and she retired in 1980 and moved to Ocala, Florida. Jenny served with husband Fred Johler as a Navy wife for 20 years. Jenny was an original founding member of the U.S. Submarine Veterans of World War II Dolphinettes, joining the organization in Groton, Ct.

She is survived by many loving friends and family.

A funeral mass will be held at 12:45pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at the Fort Myer Old Post Chapel. Inurnment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery.


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Genevieve "Jenny" Johler

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Tim Blake

October 19, 2018

Our deepest sympathies at the loss of your beautiful mom. Tim and Linda Blake

Theresa Felton

October 19, 2018

'Miss Jenny' I only met her a couple of times when she was visiting her daughter Darlene.
She was asked to play Bunkos when one of our' Bunko Gals' was unable to attend. Having been a 'Bunko Gal' years ago herself, it didnt take much persuasion. She fit in immediately!
I know she enjoyed playing with us as much as we enjoyed playing with her.
Today the Bunko sounds are silent, replaced by the sounds of
Love and Blessings..
Rest well 'My Lady'
God Bless you.

Ann Neff

October 17, 2018

When I met Mom she played bunco with us because someone couldn’t come! She really enjoyed it! She always enjoyed our Christmas parties from the bunco group! She was a very sweet person ! It was a honor to have known her! She will he missed! ❤️❤️

Joseph Blake

March 25, 2018

Although I haven't known you for very long Aunt Jen, it was a pleasure meeting you for very first time. Hope you are at peace and your family finds comfort during this difficult time. Until we meet again on the other side, rest in peace. Your nephew, Joseph Blake.

Dorothy Zlotnick

March 14, 2018

My heart goes out to you Darlene, Steve and your family as well as Roxanne & Dennis. I will miss my sister & will keep memories of her in my heart always. Love, Aunt Dot

Carol Maiello

March 8, 2018

My heart and prayers are with you Darlene and Steve-You two always reminded me of LOVE demonstrated so beautifully toward Jenny! Jenny would come out with the funniest quips-I wish I had known her before her stroke-I would have enjoyed her take on life❤️👍I KNOW how much she appreciated and loved you two-My love always Carol

Christine & Frank Moley

March 7, 2018

I have many happy memories of my Aunt Jenny from family gatherings and picnics. She had quick smile, infectious laugh, and I loved her beautiful red hair. It was a wonderful celebration when the Johler's came to Buffalo for a visit. She is now at peace with my dear Uncle Fred. We will hold her memory in our hearts and our prayers. Our deepest sympathy to Roxanne, Darlene, Steve and your families.

Terri Benton

March 7, 2018

For many years I was privileged to have known Jenny Johler and enjoyed several Christmas lunches with her and her daughter (my dear friend Darlene) when she would visit from Florida. She was an elegant sweet lady with an interesting history and will be missed. She is at peace with her beloved husband and those who love her will always have wonderful memories.

Kay Peabpdy

March 6, 2018

Duane and I send our deepest sympathy. Keep all your fond memories to share. I thought highly of your parents and enjoyed all the times I spent at your home back in the 60's and early 70's before we both married. Sending prayers for comfort and strength to you and family. I love you dear friend.