Jeffrey Michael Jennings, 45, State College, formerly of West Homestead, died Tuesday at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College.
He was born in Homestead, son of Joanne (Hrosik) Jennings and the late Michael V. Jennings. He married Liz Holtzinger on May 30, 2003.
Surviving are his wife; his mother of West Homestead; a sister, Sharon Jennings McCallister and husband, Tim, of North Huntingdon; four nieces: Taylor, Morgan, Rebecca and Riley McCallister; and his beloved pets: Bella and Chuck.
Jeffrey was a 1986 graduate of Steel Valley High School and was active for more than 20 years in the bar industry in State College. He was an avid weightlifting enthusiast and history buff, particularly of the Civil War. He enjoyed cheering on his Steelers, Pens and Buccos. He also followed Penn State football and was considered a father figure by many former players of the 2009 team with whom he stayed in contact. Finally, he was always well known as a champion for the underdog.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at George Green Funeral Home, 3511 Main St., Munhall. Friends will also be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, Al Holtzinger officiating. Burial will be in Spring Creek Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Steel Valley School District, c/o Gridiron Booster Club, 3113 Main St., Munhall, PA 15120, or the Penn State Powerlifting Club.
Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com.