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Fr Martin Jenco
Birth: Nov. 27, 1934
Death: Jul. 19, 1996
Hillside
Illinois, USA

Father Martin Jenco was an ordained Roman Catholic priest in the order called "The Servants of Mary" (O.S.M.). He was an American hostage held in Beirut with others, including Terry Anderson, Rev. Ben Weir, and Thomas Sutherland. Father Jenco's 564 days in captivity, which started in 1985, are told in his book "Bound to Forgive" (Ave Maria Press, c1995). His release from captivity, along with many of his fellow hostages, was allegedly orchestrated by the Iran/Contra, arms-for-hostages affair. 

Cause of death: Pancreatic cancer
 
Burial:
Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Hillside
Cook County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Section 7, Block 1, Lot 3, Grave 86
 
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Record added: Aug 30, 2000
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