Andrew W. Jenei, 94, of Navarre, passed away late Friday evening, December 11, 2020, at Beckett House in New Concord, Ohio, following a short illness with Covid-19. Born in Canton, February 14, 1926, to the late John and Susie Jenei, 13 years after the immigrated from Hungary. Andrew was the youngest of their ten children and worked on the family farm while growing up. He completed the eighth grade at the one-room schoolhouse in Smoke Town on Erie Avenue/Ohio Route 21, south of Navarre.
He was a veteran of WWII, serving as a Private First Class, a soldier with the 142nd Infantry, 36th Infantry Division during campaigns in Italy and Germany. During action in Dorrenbach, Germany he was struck in both ankles by enemy machine gun fire. He received the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart and several other awards.
Andrew was honorably discharged from the service while recuperating from his wounds at Fletcher Army Hospital in Cambridge, Ohio. He went on to earn his certificates in radio and TV repair and had his own business, Skyline TV, for many years, repairing radios and televisions and installing TV towers. He was a laborer and worked for Paul Kintz Construction, The Gibbons-Grable Co., Olivieri Construction and other commercial building companies in the Canton area.
He volunteered or was a member of many organizations over his lifetime: Boy Scouts and Navarre Ruritans, AMVETS Post 6 in Massillon, American Legion Post 436 in Greentown, a life-member of VFW Post 5047, in Navarre and Disabled American Veterans Chapter 38, in Massillon and Laborers Union 1015 in Canton.
Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy (Witter) Jenei; son, Richard Jenei; brothers, Steven, Joseph and John Jenei, Jr. and sisters, Katie Jenei Sabo, Elizabeth Jenei Matyas, of Hungary, Helen Jenei McGinnis, Susie Jenei Glazier, Irene Jenei Paul and Margaret Jenei Fetzer; and his dear companion, Carolyn Miller; Andrew is survived by his daughter, Linda (Manning) Oliveira, of Auburn, New Hampshire and son, Mark (Rebecca) Jenei, of Cambridge; grandchildren, Christine and Nathan Oliveira, of New Hampshire, Scott (Andrea) Jenei, of Dundee and Kelsey Jenei, also of Cambridge. Three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He will be buried in a private service, next to his wife of 29 years, in Union Lawn Cemetery in Navarre. Services have been entrusted to Atkinson Feucht Hare Funeral Home in Navarre. Your memories and condolences are always welcome and maybe added to our on-line guestbook at, www.atkinsonfeucht.com.
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