Edward Herbert Jenkins


Edward Herbert Jenkins, age 60, passed away after a brief illness on July 9, 2021. Ed was born on August 18, 1960, the eldest child of the late Virginia Gettings (Jenkins/Silliker) and the late Grant Jenkins. Ed leaves behind his brother, Kenneth Jenkins and his wife, Maureen of Wakefield, MA and his sister Cheryl D’Amelio (Jenkins) and her husband, Mark of Franklin, MA. He also leaves behind his beloved niece and nephews, Rachel D’Amelio of Corning, NY and Peter and John Jenkins of Wakefield, MA. He is also survived by his aunt, Jane Brietzke of Harwich, MA and many cousins.

Raised in Somerville, Ed was a Boston sports fan, even as he worked many years as a carpenter in Sanford, Florida. Ed was proud to be of Native American heritage, a member of the Hopi Tribe, he displayed it in the jewelry he wore and his collection of Native American art. Ed was intelligent, creative and enjoyed his solitude. He loved to read, watch the History Channel and had a lifelong love of building and painting models.

A memorial service to celebrate Ed’s life is planned for Saturday, August 7, 2021; 11:00 a.m. at Community Baptist Church, 470 Fulton Street, Medford, MA. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Hopi Foundation (www.hopifoundation.org). This organization is committed to keeping the Hopi community, culture and language alive.

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