Mary B. Dembeck, 96

Mary B. Dembeck, 96, of Ocean View, Del., passed away on Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes, Del. She was born in Baltimore, Md., on Oct. 31, 1922, daughter of the late Frank and Julia Dembeck.

She was a graduate of Patterson High School in Baltimore and earned an associate degree from Strayers College. She was a proud U.S. Army veteran, having served as a dental tech during World War II.

Following her service to the country, Dembeck had an office career, and was a senior advocate and the former president of Senior Activities Essex Co-op. She had a variety of interests and hobbies, including — but not limited to — bingo, arts and crafts, flower arrangement, reading, and singing. Dembeck was also a member of the Joseph’s Center, Essex Senior Center, Optimist Club of Dundalk, Polish Women’s Alliance, the American Legion Post 24, Cheer Center Ocean View and VFW Post 7234 Auxiliary.

Above all, Dembeck was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She was loved by many and will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

In addition to her parents, Dembeck was preceded in death by her husband, James H. Jensen Sr.; her daughter, Catherine M. Jensen; and her granddaughter, Jennifer M. Woolford. She is survived by her sons, James H. Jensen Jr. and his wife, Deborah, and Joseph F. Jensen; her daughters, Christine M. Davis and her husband, Kevin, and Cynthia M. Weese and her husband, Dale; her four grandchildren; and her eight great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Aug. 22, 2019, at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bethany Beach, Del. Interment will follow the services, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Millsboro, Del. Arrangements are being handled by Parsell Funeral Homes and Crematorium, Clarksville Chapel, in Ocean View, Del. Condolences may be sent online at