Louis Jeffrey Jensen, age Sixty (1956-2016), of Easton, Connecticut, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Tuesday, December 27th, at Yale New Haven Cancer Center in Connecticut. Jeff was born to Louis and Lucille Jensen on July fifteenth, 1956. He attended J.P. Stevens High School and graduated from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism.
In 1991 Jeff married Marylou Petersen. They began their life together in Metuchen, New Jersey, where both their daughters were born. The family later moved to Cranbury, New Jersey, and then Easton, Connecticut, where they have lived for the last eighteen years. Jeff was a successful advertising and marketing executive, working with several companies such as : News America Marketing, Adspace, ZadSpace, and most recently, Linkable Networks. Jeff was an adventurous man; he received his pilot’s license in 1986, enjoying many flights in cessna aircraft. He was a lover of automobiles, and could be seen driving his 1966 Cobra or his Yamaha Star Motorcycle at every chance he could. A lifelong aficionado of music, Jeff both attended and reported on many international concerts throughout his life. Jeff and his wife Marylou loved attending Jazz Festivals; Montreaux, Montreal, North Sea, Bermuda, New Orleans, Newport-- Just to name a few. Jeff has been a long time supporter of Jazz at Lincoln Center, and enjoyed bringing his loved ones and friends to enjoy the band at every opportunity. Jeff was an Eagle Scout, and an athlete, running in ½ marathons and duathlons for many years. He was passionate about the outdoors and cycling with his wife and daughters. Jeff enjoyed attending the Belmont Stakes for the past thirty-eight years, where he waited for, and was so pleased by, the last two triple crown winners. Jeff took pride in his home and family, and loved to surround himself with friends, enjoying home-cooked meals, and a fine glass of Bourbon. Jeff was a brilliant and well-read man of conviction. No grass grew under his feet. He was a true and excellent friend to all who knew him, and an honorable and loving husband and father till the end.
He is survived by his wife of twenty-five years, Marylou, daughters Marlee Rayden Jensen and Callie Lucille Jensen, brother Gregg Lee Jensen, and many wonderful extended family and friends. Jeff was a passionate believer in civil rights and supported charitable endeavors all of his life.