David A. Jenison, Jr.

September 18, 1981 ~ June 19, 2023 (age 41) 41 Years Old


David A. Jenison, Jr., 41, of Dolgeville, New York passed away unexpectedly of natural causes, early Monday morning, June 19, 2023 at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York.

He was born on September 18, 1981 in Little Falls, New York and is the son of David A. Jenison, Sr. and Melonie S. (Daley) Lawrence. David was educated at Oppenheim-Ephratah Central School and graduated with the Class of 2000.

David was employed at a variety of local factories throughout the years, which include, North Hudson Woodcraft in Dolgeville, NY and Empire Fiberglass and Feldmeier Equipment in Little Falls, NY.

In his spare time, David enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping. His most prized time was spent in the company of his dear son, Ayden and Ayden’s brother, Aaryn. David was a quiet, gentle and kind person who would give the shirt off his back for you or anyone. A loving father, son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin and friend, he will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his parents, Melonie and Michael Lawrence of Oppenheim, NY and David A. Jenison, Sr. of Lake Alfred, FL; his son, Ayden Jenison and Ayden’s brother, Aaryn Longway whom David treated like a son, of Little Falls, NY; his siblings, Matthew Jenison and his wife, Mary of Dolgeville, NY, Amie Buddenhagen and her husband, Jeff of Mohawk, NY, Shawn Jenison and his companion, Tara Markwardt of Dolgeville, NY; step-siblings, Matthew Lawrence and his fiancé, Kira Miller of Little Falls, NY, Amanda Lawrence and her companion, Flint Davis, Jr. of St. Johnsville, NY Lesley Lawrence and her companion, Mike Munoz of Little Falls, NY, Jacob Lawrence and his wife, Jenna of Amsterdam, NY and Nathan Lawrence and his companion, Teigan Vicciarelli of St. Johnsville, NY; aunts and uncles, Bill and Andrea Daley, Alan and Jeanne Daley, Neil Daley, Judy and Art Yatarola, Sundi and Buster Jones, Dorothy Simpson, Marsha and Quinn Burdick, Doug and Patricia Jenison and Stacey and Bill Juba; many nieces, nephews, cousins and his beloved dog, Copper.

David was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, William and Dorothy Daley, paternal grandparents, Charles and Martha Jenison and an aunt, Linda Kay.

Calling hours will be held on Monday, June 26, 2023 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf Street, Dolgeville, New York. A funeral will be held immediately following calling hours at 12 p.m. (noon) also at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Curtis Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his Grandpa and Grandma Daley. A Celebration of Life Reception will be held immediately following the graveside service at the Dolgeville Rod and Gun Club. All are welcome to attend all services.

Please consider memorial contributions for David’s Family that can be sent to Melonie S. Lawrence, 7347 St. Hwy. 29, Dolgeville, NY 13329 or to the funeral home at Miller-Plonka Funeral Home, 30 Wolf St., Dolgeville, NY 13329.

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Calling Hours
June 26, 2023

9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Miller-Plonka Funeral Home
30 Wolf Street
Dolgeville, NY 13452

Funeral Service
June 26, 2023

12:00 PM
Miller-Plonka Funeral Home
30 Wolf Street
Dolgeville, NY 13452

Graveside Service
June 26, 2023

1:00 PM
Curtis Corners Cemetery (Salisbury, New York)

Celebration of Life
June 26, 2023

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dolgeville Rod & Gun Club
697 Peckville Rd. (County Route 148)
Dolgeville, NY 13329


The Family of David A. Jenison, Jr.
c/o Melonie S. (Daley) Lawrence, 7347 State Highway 29, Dolgeville NY 13329

Please make your memorial contributions to David's mother, Melonie S. (Daley) Lawrence or to the funeral home, Miller-Plonka Funeral Home.

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