Chester Jennings Jr., 78, insurance executive

April 12, 2003

Chester Jennings Jr., a retired insurance executive, died Monday at Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center & Hospital of complications from Parkinson's disease. The Guilford resident was 78.

Born in Baltimore and raised on Springlake Way, he was a member of the McDonogh School Class of 1944. Upon graduation, he enlisted in what was then the Army Air Forces and became a fighter pilot based in Europe during World War II.

He attained the rank of second lieutenant and was awarded the European Theater Ribbon with two battle stars and the Army Air Medal with an Oak Leaf Cluster.

For many years, he owned and operated Jennings Insurance Agency in the 300 block of N. Calvert St. He retired in 1990.

He was a past president of the Professional Insurance Association.

A Mason, he was a member of the Boumi Temple, the Scottish Rite and the Concordia Lodge No. 13.

A memorial service will be held at noon today at Hunt's Memorial United Methodist Church, Joppa and Old Court roads, Riderwood, where he was a member.

His wife of 55 years, the former Lahoma Swick, died in 2001. Survivors include two sons, Chester C. Jennings III of Towson and Kurt M. Jennings of Baltimore; two daughters, Karen J. Slattebo of Green Bay, Wis., and Donna J. Ward of Phoenix; a sister, Eleanor J. Hearn of Baltimore; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

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