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Obituary for John Patrick Jenkins

John Patrick Jenkins, 83, beloved husband of Margaret “Peggy” (McCartney) Jenkins passed away Saturday, January 14, 2023 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Scranton, PA, on June 20, 1939, John was the son of the late John Bernard and Sarah Ann (Laffey) Jenkins.

John grew up in Taylor, PA and after graduating from Taylor High School, went on to earn a BS in Electrical Engineering from University of Detroit. He worked for both RCA and IBM, having retired from IBM after 30 years. Following retirement, John enjoyed spending lots of time with his grandchildren, especially attending their sporting events and other school functions. He and Peggy also enjoyed traveling, taking trips to locations such as Australia, New Zealand, Spain, England, Ireland, Wales, and many other countries in Europe and making great friends along the way.

John’s favorite location was Ocean City, NJ where he and Peggy made so many great memories and friends. He shared his love for the beach by teaching his kids and grandkids how to jump waves. In addition to travel, John loved to read books, quench his ongoing thirst for knowledge through the internet, and had a great sense of humor.

Along with his wife, John is survived by his children: John Jenkins (Veronica), Ann Frey (Mike), Joe Jenkins (Donna Marron), Mary Kate Kelly (Andrew), Kathy Kerner (Ed). His nine loving grandchildren: Chelsea Jenkins, Jason Frey (Maggie), Joshua Frey, Ashley Jenkins, Cara Jenkins, Nicholas Kelly, Aiden Kelly, Savanna Kerner, Kelly Will (Jacob) and two wonderful great grandchildren: James Will, Axel Bahn.

A visitation will be held on Friday, January 20, 2023 from 9:45 a.m. till 10:45 a.m. at St. Teresa of Calcutta Church, 256 Swamp Pike, Schwenksville, PA. Mass will start promptly at 11 a.m. in the Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations in the memory of John Patrick Jenkins can be made to:
Tower Health At Home Hospice
PO Box 16052
Reading, PA 19612

Warker~Troutman Funeral Home Inc, is honored to serve the Jenkins Family.