Michael A Jennewein

February 16, 1965November 16, 2020

Michael Jennewein, 55, of Valrico, Florida passed away on Monday, November 16th, 2020.

Michael was born in Riverside, California. He lived in Germany, Greece, South Africa, Turkey, Oklahoma, Texas, and Cocoa Beach before moving to the Tampa area where he lived most of his life. Michael held dual citizenship in America and Greece. He graduated from Robinson High School and the University of South Florida. Michael worked as a Claims Investigator for the City of Tampa and was a member of Saint Patrick Catholic Church in Tampa.

Michael is survived by his parents, Robert and Georgia Jennewein, brother John Jennewein, and lifelong partner Sandra Burns. Michael loved his family and Sandra with all his heart.

Michael had a beautiful smile and beautiful soul and the kindness and caring he showed towards everyone was immeasurable.

Visitation and Mass will be held on Monday, November 23rd at Saint Patrick Catholic Church, 4518 S Manhattan Ave, Tampa, Florida 33611. Visitation will be from 11:30 – 12:00 PM, followed by Mass at 12:00pm. Graveside service will immediately follow at Myrtle Hill Memorial Park, 4202 E Lake Ave, Tampa, FL 33610



  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Committal

    Monday, November 23, 2020

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Zouheir Hamade’

November 23, 2020

Mike and Sandy are my neighbors next door and have known them both for over 17 years. Mike’s death was a total shock and so unexpected. In 2017 when I deployed abroad, Mike was the one who watched over the house and sent me regular updates when hurricane Irma blew over the area.
His kindness knew no bound. Mike’s caring demeanor and trustworthiness will alway be the two distinct attributes that I will always remember and cherish about him.
To Sandra, Mike’s family and friends , I extend my heartfelt sympathy and condolences for your painful loss.
May God rest his beautiful soul in his heavenly peace!

Robert & Linda Hicks

November 21, 2020

While we knew Mike for many years as my cousins beloved partner, his passing came as an unexpected loss. Mike always impressed us as a smart, moral and loving man. Never heard any negativity or hatred in his voice instead he wore a smile and always worked to make everyone feel happy. We were always welcomed in his and my cousin's home and he will be greatly missed. Rest in eternal peace in God's loving arms Mike. We love you...

Kimber Spitsberg

November 19, 2020

To Mike’s family, friends, co-workers, and especially his life partner and soul mate, Sandra, I extend my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Mike was a wonderful co-worker and friend. Always a pleasant disposition, a smile that lit up the room, a quick mind, and always time to pause and do a friend check. Everyone mattered to Mike. We lost a beautiful soul. Mike, rest well on your journey my friend and I hope you have opp to soar the skies.

Pamela Powell

November 19, 2020

To Mike's Family & Friends,
I extend my deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved.   I worked with Mike for over seven years and considered him a friend.  Mike was a truly caring person who showed deep concern for all of his coworkers.  He was always eager to share his wisdom and always deeply thankful for any little thing you did for him.  Mike's warm smile and kindness will be greatly missed.

Pamela Powell

Vyone Clendinen

November 19, 2020

My condolences to family and friends on the loss of your love one. I had the pleasure of working with Mike and consider him a friend.
Mike was very precise and ensured that a task was done to specifications. Mike embodied the best in human qualities.

Mike was a precious kindhearted person with a great sense of humor and winning personality.
He will be missed terribly. I am blessed to have known him and will treasure his words of encouragement in my heart.

Vyone Clendinen

Freda Gardnes

November 18, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Michael’s passing. He will be remembered as a City of Tampa employee who we will all miss very much. Prayers for all of his family, co-workers,and friends.

Marcus Charles

November 17, 2020

I had the chance to work with Mike and get to know him the past 4 1/2 years. Mike was just a good guy. He was my most trusted subordinate. A hard worker who took pride in his work. Over the years Mike and I grew closer to the point where I considered him a friend. We would talk about our childhood, both of us growing up as military brats and our dreams that were unfulfilled. Mike wanted to be an aircraft pilot when he was growing up. His sudden passing has left me saddened and in a fog. He will be missed in many ways.


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