Jay Martin Jennis, 92, died Nov. 24, 2019. He was born in Newark and moved to Maplewood shortly after.
Mr. Jennis was co-owner of J and J Corp-oration and KarKwik.
He graduated from Columbia High School, Maplewood, and earned his engineering degree from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1948.
He was very active in his community, serving on many boards, including Daughters of Israel, JESPY House, and Oheb Shalom Congregation and its Cemetery Committee.
After retiring, he spent time tutoring high school students in math and volunteering at St. Barnabas Medical Center. He had a lifelong passion for gardening.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Thelma (Denburg); two sons, Andrew Jennis (Harriett Shugarman) and Richard Jennis (Bonnie Steinberg); his daughter, Lisa Jennis (Michael Greenland); and six
Services were held Nov. 27 with arrangements by Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, Livingston. Memorial contributions may be made to JESPY House.