Duane M. Jensen

Duane M. Jensen

January 30, 1949 ‐ January 06, 2022
Duane M. Jensen
Birthplace: Attica, NY Resided In: Avon Lake, OH Visitation: January 11, 2022 Cemetery: Elmhurst Park Cemetery

Duane M. Jensen, 72, of Avon Lake, OH, passed away on January 6, 2022, following a courageous battle with lymphoma. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife and three children.

Born and raised in Attica, NY, Duane went on to graduate college from SUNY at Binghamton. Duane and his wife, Sharon, moved to Westlake, OH, in 1981 where they settled to raise their family. Known for his strong work ethic and pragmatism, Duane remarkably spent his career of 38+ years at BP Amoco, where he managed tax and accounting functions in offices throughout the world.  

A devoted husband, father, and grandfather, Duane loved spending time with his family. He and Sharon celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary this past October. Nothing lit up his world more than seeing and playing with his seven grandchildren.

Second to spending time with his family, Duane was an avid golfer and was lucky enough to play courses around the globe. Duane was delighted to have shot two holes-in-one and was exceptionally proud of one day in England, where he and a friend played 101 holes between dawn and dusk. He rarely missed his weekly Thursday and Sunday golf leagues, where he spent time playing the game he loved with dear friends. 

Duane loved to travel the world with his wife and friends, though his favorite and most frequently visited place remained Hilton Head Island on vacations with his family. In his free time, Duane also loved investing in and trading stocks. 

Duane M. Jensen, age 72, Beloved husband of Sharon (née Popowich). Dear father of Dana Santo (Adam), Gregory Jensen (Frances) and Carli Forsythe (Bill). Loving grandfather of Benjamin, Austin and Jane Santo, Charles Jensen, and Liliana, Carter and Catherine Forsythe. Brother of Allan Jensen (Becky). Visitations to be held Tuesday, January 11 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at JENKINS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2914 DOVER CENTER ROAD, WESTLAKE. (The family requests that masks please be worn.) Private service and burial will be held.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 6111 Oak Tree Blvd. Suite 130, Independence, OH, 44131 (https://www.lls.org/) or Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, 4700 Rockside Rd, Suite 425, Independence, OH, 44131 (https://www.crohnsandcolitis.com/).


Guest Comments

Joseph Clark
Bergen, New York

I graduated high school with Duane and always considered him a good friend. My condolences to the family.

Jennifer Harrison
Medina, OH

Dana, I’m so sorry that I wasn’t able to physically join you for the memorial, but you and your family have been, and will continue to be, in my constant prayers. Love, Jen Harrison

Ralph and Nancy Rocco
Westlake, Ohio

I have know Duane for many years, as we both worked for Sohio/BP as well as played golf together in the BP Golf league. He was truly a great man, who loved and cherished his wife, children, grand children and fellow man. He was also a great listener and enjoyed a good story from his friends. I will always remember the time he spent with me trying to improve my golf game and swing. We will all miss him a great deal.

Ed Slish and family
Kirtland Hills, Ohio

We are so sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our prayers.

Mick Newsom
Creston, Oh

My good friend Duane. I will miss you. My smiled a lot together. Shared some thoughts and some beer and I was fortunate for those times. Thank you!

Jim Finucan
Westlake Ohio

The best way to describe Duane was "Class". Never heard him say a bad word about anybody, actually I don't think I ever heard him say a bad word, period. I always loved when I was able to be in Duane Foursome on Thursday. My life is better for knowing him. God Bless Duane. RIP.

Ray and Peggy fritz
Ft Myers FL

Duane was a dear friend and great colleague. He set the bar high at work and especially on the golf course

Pete & Sue McCallum
Westlake, Ohio

Duane was always a true gentleman, a good friend, and a leader. I'll miss seeing him at the BP League, where he was a stalwart for many years. He went out of his way to welcome new members and make them feel part of the group. Sincere condolences to the family on your loss.

Thomas Jenkins
Avon Lake

Very sorry for your loss and praying for your entire family during this difficult time.

Celine Asselin & Claide Jarry
St-Eustache, Quebec, Canada J7P 0 E6

To you dearest Sharon and to your family,
No words could express how so sorry we fell about Duane’s passing!
He was simply such a wonderful human being! He fought to the end and you were beside him the whole way.
You are a strong woman and well surrounded by your family.
Claude and I will forever keep him in our hearts! We have such great memories!
Love you and admire your courage.

Bob Renz
North Olmsted

Thanks for memories my friend.

tim holt
Colbert, WA

My deepest condolences to Sharon and family. Your sense of loss right now is unimaginable. I'm praying for peace and comfort for all of you.
Duane was a truly remarkable man - high integrity, humility, balance and a sense of humor.
I will miss him and remember him always!

Terry LaMore
Tryon, North Carolina

My sincere condolences to the Jensen family.
Many fond memories of our annual SOHIO golfing treks over the years. A true gentleman who will be greatly missed.

The Wronas
Avon Lake, Ohio

May you find peace and comfort in the many memories you made together. Much love and many hugs!

The Malecki’s
Charlotte, NC

Sending love and hugs to you all!
Traci, Dan, Zoie, and Piper

Geoff Hillermann
Apache Junction, AZ

Sending love to you all.

michael gorski

Duane was a great guy and good golfing friend. So sorry to see him pass. I'm sure he'll be teeing it up in heaven.

Rick Landmark
Avon Lake, Ohio

Duane was a true gentleman who always tooK the time to make himself available to others. A good man.

Peggy Paris
Laurelville, OH

Such a fun and caring man. And creative! We should have patented "roof ball".

Rich & Karen Milinkovich
Westlake, Ohio

Simply The Best!! Never heard him say a bad word about anybody or anything! Just always Cool, Calm & Collective! First Class in every way! God Bless Duane!!

James Butler

Duane was one of the finest people I have know in my life. I spent many years playing golf with him and he was always a gentleman, and wow was he a great golfer! I will remember him always. God Bless.