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Frank Jencen

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Frank W. Jencen, died January 12, 2010. Frank, a longtime Cleveland resident recently relocated to Mason, he was 81. Born on June 19, 1928, in Chicago, Frank Jencen and his family moved to Cleveland, graduating there from Collinwood High School. Following study at John Carroll University and Fenn College (now Cleveland State University), he became an accomplished draftsman, later gaining listing as co-inventor on two U.S. patents. He was employed by the old Addressograph-Multigraph Corp. and retired from the Allen Bradley Co. Mr. Jencen earned acclaim throughout the Cleveland area as a professional musician. He performed for more than 50 years, playing tenor saxophone, clarinet, flute and tambourine, as well as providing accompanying vocals. He first gained fame on sax for the Sokach-Habat Orchestra and Eddie Habat Orchestra, where he met drummer Al Tercek. Frank joined with the late Mr. Tercek and accordionist Frank Mauer as the core of the Al Tercek Orchestra, playing together for more than 30 years and recording four albums, including the popular "Polka Power." Mr. Jencen and Betty (nee Bukovac), his wife of 54 years, lived in Cleveland and suburban Mentor until retiring to North Carolinas Outer Banks in 1995. They relocated to Mason in 2008.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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