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Delno “Ditto” C. Jennings, of Brookfield, Ohio, passed away on Friday, November 4, 2016, while a patient in the Select Specialty Hospital, Warren, Ohio, following a brief illness. He was 86.
Delno was born January 16, 1930 at home in Wheatland, Pennsylvania, a son to Frank L. & Sylvia J. (Stafford) Jennings.
Following his 1948 graduation at Farrell High School, he enlisted with the U.S. Navy to help protect our flag and to keep our country free. He was first assigned to serve at the Navy Training Center, Great Lakes, Illinois, and later to the Naval Air Station, Patuxent, Maryland, where he achieved the rank of Airman. An honorable discharge was issued on the 14th day of January, 1950.
After returning home, Ditto found employment with G.A.T.X., Masury, Ohio, where he worked as a Mechanic. In addition, he worked at Olsher Metals, Brookfield, and was a partner of Art & Del's Esso Station, Sharon, Pennsylvania.
His memberships include: the First Baptist Church, Sharon, American Legion, Sharon, and a former member of both the VFW, Farrell, and Loyal Order of Moose, Sharon.
In his spare time, he enjoyed polka dancing, spending time with his family, and being a father, grandfather and a great-grandfather.
Survivors include: his wife, Donna R. (Tidswell) Jennings, whom he married August 16, 1952; his sons, Dale Jennings & his wife Linda, Masury, and Drew Jennings & his wife Judy J., Hermitage, Pennsylvania; his grandchildren, Lisa Clark, Greg Jennings & his wife Crystal, Nick Jennings, & David Jennings & his wife Sherry; his five great-grandchildren; and his sister-in-law, Gladys Jennings, Sharon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Frank L. & Robert Jennings; and brother-in-law, James P. Tidswell.
Private services were held for his family and he was laid to rest in America’s Cemetery, Hermitage.
Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at www.bricelandfuneralservice.com
Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Jennings was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director of Briceland Funeral Service, located on the historic village green at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. (330-509-3135)
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