NORWOOD -- Bryan “Hal” Jenack, 54, of Brookdale, passed away Friday September 1, 20, 7 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital comforted by his wife and family. Hal had been fighting a courageous battle with lung cancer.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Hal was born in Canton on April 26, 1963, to the late Kelsey E. Jenack and Eloise J. (Phillips) Fletcher. He was raised and educated locally graduating from Potsdam High School.
On August 16, 2008, he married Michelle Crump in the backyard of their home in Brookdale.
Hal was a hard worker who paid attention to detail doing carpentry, electrical work, plumbing, and just about any odd job; but his true passion was mechanical work. Building the shop from the ground up, together with his wife Michelle they owned and operated their business ‘Bryan’s Small Engine Repair’.
Never one to sit still, Hal was full of ambition, had a good sense of humor, and family always came first. He was a good neighbor who would help anyone who needed it.
Those who knew and loved him best will remember how Hal would always make a silly face for the camera, or how he would ask “you makin’ beans?”
Hal is survived by his wife and best friend, Michelle; daughter and son-in-law, Megan and Brian Moulton of Madrid; daughter, Brooke LaBaff of Brookdale and her companion, Cory Hosken; two step-grandchildren, Tyler and Trevor Moulton; two brothers, Kelsey H. Jenack of Norfolk, and James E. Fletcher of Dekalb Junction; his mother-in-law, Louise Jenkins of Plattsburgh; two nieces, one nephew, several cousins, and many friends.
Besides his parents Hal was predeceased by a brother, Michael Jenack.
A celebration of life luncheon will be held Tuesday September 5, at the Knapp Station Community Church Fellowship Hall at 2:00 pm.
Calling hours will follow at the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop from 4 - 7 p.m. with Hal’s Funeral Service to commence at 7:00 pm.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorial contributions in Hal’s honor may be made to: Sports for Cancer Foundation; c/o Jeremie Keleher 521 South Canton Road Potsdam, NY 13676. Checks can be made out to ‘Sports for Cancer Foundation’.
Memories and condolences may be shared with Hal’s family at www.hammillfh.com.