US Marine Corps

Alvin Jennings

February 1, 1939 ~ July 10, 2022 (age 83)


Alvin “Al” Wesley Jennings, 83, of Glen Ellyn, Illinois, passed away on July 10, 2022. Al was

born in Gary, Indiana on February 1, 1939, the son of the late Lathair “Larry” Beam (father), Velma

Hlohinec  Jennings (mother) and Marshal Jennings (stepfather).


In 1956, Al graduated from Fenger High School. He continued his studies at the University of

Illinois, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Geology. After graduation he became a

commissioned officer in the United States Marine Corps. Al retired as a Colonel after 3 years of

active duty and 27 years in the US Marine Corps Reserves. Further, he had a 30 year career

with IBM Chicago in sales and marketing, retiring in 1993.


He enjoyed anything to do with the US Marine Corps, especially watching the Marine Band or

attending the Friday evening Marine Parade in Washington, DC in the summertime. Al loved

traveling around the world, especially to visit his extended family in Slovakia. He loved

woodworking, collecting clocks and spending time with his loving and caring family.


Al is survived by his loving wife Donna Jennings (Reed) of nearly 62 years.  Al and Donna met in

1958 at the University of Illinois, fell in love and were married July 30, 1960. Together they

raised three wonderful children. He is survived by his son Michael Glenn, and Mike’s  son Tyler

Michael, Al’s  only grandson, Michael’s wife Angela Maria, Al’s other sons, Thomas Scott and

Daniel Wesley. Also, Al is survived by his niece Carol, predeceased husband Mark Lamb, great

nieces Elizabeth, Rachel and great nephew Josh, his nephew Jim Eaton, wife Dawn, great

nephews Danny, Mathew, his nephew Mark Cederberg, wife Christine, great niece Klara, great nephew Henry, his nephew Jeff Reed, wife Julie, great nephews Josh, Jim and

great niece Jennifer.


Services will be held at First Presbyterian Church 550 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

Saturday, July 16th, viewing from 10:00-11:00 am and memorial service will follow.



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Memorial Gathering
July 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn
550 N. Main St.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

Memorial Service
July 16, 2022

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn
550 N. Main St.
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

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