Phillip L. Jennings
January 25, 1928 – June 14, 2019
A Memorial Mass for Phillip L. Jennings Sr., age 91 of Ogdensburg and formerly of Alexandria Bay will be held on Friday (June 21, 2019) at 1:00pm at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ogdensburg with Rev. Justin Thomas officiating. Burial will be at a later date at St. Cyril Cemetery. Mr. Jennings passed away at the St. Joseph’s Home early Friday morning (June 14, 2019) surrounded by his loving family.
Surviving is his wife of 71 years Jean (Cassaw) Jennings; eight children Michael (Alice) Jennings of Watertown, Richard (Carol) Jennings of Watertown, Barbara (Jerry) Kroeger of Ogdensburg, Donald (Sandra) Jennings of Davenport FL, Joan (Jeff) Hewitt of Nashville TN, Nancy Wheeler of Liverpool, James (Kathy) Jennings of Syracuse and Phillip (Sharon) Jennings Jr. of Memphis NY; 29- grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren also survive.
A daughter Laura Scinta; a brother Earl Jennings and a sister Helen Hudson predeceased him.
Phillip was born on January 25, 1928 in Gouverneur NY, a son of Guy & Marion (Myers) Jennings. He attended Gouverneur High School and later entered the US Army during WWII. He then married Jean Cassaw on June 30, 1948.
He was employed by NY Telephone as a foreman for 33 years in both Gouverneur and Alexandria Bay. He retired in 1985. Phillip was a charter member of the Gouverneur Elks Club, a member of the Gouverneur Fire Department, a member and past president of the Alexandria Bay Rotary Club, where he was also awarded the Paul Harris Award.
Phillip enjoyed socializing with friends, winters in Florida and spending time with his family. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Joseph’s Home, 950 Linden Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669. Condolences and fond memories can also be shared at www.foxandmurrayfuneralhome.com.
- A Memorial Mass Friday, June 21, 2019
Phillip L. Jennings
June 28, 2019
Such a pleasant man to be around. Loved his company, & family. Served him at the home. God bless
June 26, 2019
I a m sad for the loss of a friend from my youth who, with other young men on the West Side of Gouverneur, helped me in making a way through growing up while following him through his friendship and adventures in the extended neighborhood. Phil's group was about 16 years old and I was 12. I still remember Phil's mother's peanut butter fudge, and the warm welcome always given me by his parents.
I only saw Phil occasionally after I reached high school, but remember him coming to basketball games after his discharge from the Navy. The last time I saw Phil was several years ago when he and Jean were having ice cream in Redwood. We chatted for a bit and I found the older, but still the gracious friend from an earlier and important time.
I share the grief with Phil's family and friends of our loss of a good friend .
Albert (Ticky) Gardner
June 25, 2019
it was an honor to meet and greet mr. jennings. from the bottom of my heart, what i saw was a truley wonderful person. just great people
June 15, 2019
To the Jennings family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all for the loss of Phil. I will miss seeing him at St. Joe's and talking with him everyday. He was one of a kind and I feel blessed to have known him. I will miss his smile and sense of humor and all his stories. He was truly and amazing man and will be missed.
June 15, 2019
He was a wonderful man who was good friends with my parents. He will be greatly missed.
June 14, 2019
To the entire Jennings family, I send sincere condolences for this great loss! I will miss Phil's daily humor and greetings at the front door of St. Joe's. I very much enjoyed all of the conversations I was blessed to have had with him. What an amazingly kind man!