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Obituary for Jay R Jenkins

Jay R. Jenkins died accidentally on May 1, 2020. He was 34.
Jay was born in Honesdale, PA on January 24, 1986 son to the late Linda Lou (Dakey) and Thomas Harrison Jenkins, raised and lived in Aldenville, PA moving to Berkeley Heights before moving to Warren 3 years ago.
Jay was a graduate of Western Wayne High School, and received a BA from East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.
He was self employed and known as a "Jack of all Trades", he loved bird watching, woodcraft, antiquing, and collecting coins and lanterns.
Jay is survived by his wife Jessica (Fricke) Jenkins, his newborn son Thomas Jeffrey Jenkins, his grandmother Marjorie Dankey, 2 brothers Thomas "Mick" and his wife Amanda, and Kurt and his wife Caitlin, and a sister Shari and her husband Shaun Franklin. He is also survived my numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A Virtual Visitation will be Thursday, May 7, 2020 from 4-7 PM at the Valley Memorial Funeral Home 1012 Valley Rd., Gillette, NJ. A Service of Prayer will be offered at 4:00 PM with Fr. Richard Carton officiating. Services will be with a Zoom invitation only. A private family visitation will be held at Jenkins-Howell Funeral Home in Waymart, PA on Friday. Cremation is private. Memorial contributions may be made to the NJ Sharing Network at or gofundme at For more information and online condolences visit or