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December 18, 2012

Jeffrey Scott Sankes

JACKSONVILLE, NC —  

Jeffrey Scott Sankes, age 56, passed away suddenly in his sleep on December 1, 2012 at his home in Jacksonville, NC. Jeffrey was born in Niagara Falls, NY, on April 20, 1956 to Stanley V. and Jeannette (Wendt) Sankes. Jeffrey was predeceased by his father on February 27, 2002.
Jeffrey graduated from Niagara Falls High School in 1975 and joined the Marines Corps. As a Marine, he earned multiple awards to include Two Purple Hearts. He served in locations such as Vietnam, Okinawa, and Subic Bay, Philippines. Jeffrey served 16 years in the Marine Corps before being medically retired. After retirement, he went on to serve as a Commander of the Disabled American Veterans and Service Officer of the VFW. He will be sorely missed by the community.
In addition to his mother, Jeanette, Jeffrey is survived by his wife, Senny; daughter, Karen (Trevor) Sankes-Ritland; son, Jason (Roxanne) Sankes; brothers, Gary (Heidi) Sankes, Grand Island, NY, Todd (Sharon) Sankes, Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Kailey and Trevor Ritland, Jenny and James Sankes; and nephews, Joshua, Matthew and Tyler Sankes.
A military service was held on Friday, December 7, 2012 at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville, NC. Memorials may be made to the VFW Post 9133, 1450 Piney Green Road, Jacksonville, NC 28546.
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