Edward  Jenkins

Obituary of Edward L. Jenkins

Edward ¨Ed” L. Jenkins, of Walden, NY passed away in Palm Coast, FL on February 7, 2022. He was 71 years old. He was born to Arthur Jenkins and Lena Bell-Jenkins on May 27, 1950 in Newburgh, NY. He was a lineman for 28 years at Walden Telephone where he retired from. He was a member of the Colonel Bradley Hose, where he was a member for 50 years. He will be missed by his family and friends. Ed is survived by wife, Carolyn Smith-Jenkins at home, his sister Gladys Carrier and husband Dave of Fort Mill S.C.; sister Elizabeth Van Dam and husband Paul of Walden NY; daughter Nanette Jenkins of Cape Coral, Fl.; his son, Robert E. Jenkins of Pine Bush NY; grandchildren Scott, Todd, Mikayla and Ryan; and great grandchildren Liam and Odin and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his wife of 47 years Thelma M. Jenkins, his mother and father and his brother Robert “Bobby” Jenkins. A large part of his life was his dedication to the Lord and his family. He enjoyed church, singing in the choir, helping people who were in need either mentally or physically. Meeting friends and family for breakfast, lunch or dinner was a regular part his week to continue one of his favorite passions, which was to have conversations and laugh and joke around. He was also a very talented man who enjoyed gardening, baking, mechanical work, carpentry, being a wise guy and working outside. Ed’s love for his family was endless. He was incredibly proud to watch his children become good parents and watch his grandchildren do the same, this was a goal for him and his wife Thelma. He was very special at being able to give someone a smile, or bring the best into some else’s day that might not be going well. He was admired by many people as someone to literally and figuratively look up to. He enjoyed teaching people anything, it made him feel happy to pass on information or knowledge. He had great sarcastic sense of humor, which is a genetic trait in the Jenkins’ family. Making someone else laugh was a daily gift he liked to give. Memorial contributions may be to Colonel Bradley Hose. Cremation took place in Florida, a private burial will take place at Wallkill Valley Cemetery in Walden NY with the family on March 5th, 2022, at 11:00. A memorial service will be held at Goodwill Church in Montgomery NY on March 5th from 2-3 pm. Directly thereafter, we invite all to the Walden Fire Department for food and refreshments to celebrate Ed’s successful journey with everyone. Arrangements are entrusted to the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, Inc. 39 Orchard St. Walden, NY 12586 gridleyhoran@gmail.com (845) 778-3811.
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Saturday, March 5, 2022
Goodwill Presbyterian Church
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Montgomery, New York, United States
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