James H. Jenkins

September 23, 1937 ~ June 22, 2019 (age 81)

James H. Jenkins September 23, 1937 – June 22, 2019

James H. Jenkins passed away peacefully at home with his wife by his side on June 22, 2019 at the age of 81. James (Jim) was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late James and Josephine Jenkins. He played basketball at St. Thomas More High School before attending LaSalle College on a baseball scholarship. While at LaSalle College, he successfully completed the United States Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corp (ROTC) program. After receiving a degree in Psychology, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army.  Jim spent most of his childhood summers in Avalon, N.J. During his high school and college years, he worked as a lifeguard with the Avalon Beach Patrol, ultimately becoming captain of the lifeguards in 1959. It was during these years at the beach that he met his wife K. Geralyn Jenkins (Lynn). They married on June 10, 1961. For the next several decades, he enjoyed great professional success with a career that began in pharmaceutical sales and culminated as publisher of Medical Economics.

Jim was an avid golfer and long-time member of Medford Lakes Country Club. He was a passionate Philadelphia sports fan, loved mystery novels and enjoyed nothing more than family road trips to Florida and time spent at the family beach house in Avalon.  He is survived by his wife of 58 years, K. Geralyn Jenkins (nee Carick); three daughters, Kathleen G. Fallon (Joseph P. Fallon); Stephanie Dziuba (Michael J. Dziuba); Christina M. Robbins (Thomas E. Robbins); three sons, James H. Jenkins Jr (Pamela A. Jenkins); David Jenkins (Megan A. Jenkins); Drew Jenkins (Julie D. Jenkins); and seventeen grandchildren. 

Relatives and Friends are invited to greet his family on Monday, July 1 from 6-8PM at the BRADLEY & STOW FUNERAL HOME, 127 Medford-Mt. Holly Rd., Medford, NJ, and on Tuesday, July 2 from 10:30-11:30 AM at the St. Mary of the Lakes Church, 40 Jackson Rd., Medford, NJ.  A Memorial Mass will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 AM.  Inurnment will follow at the Parkview Cemetery at Kirby’s Mill, Medford, NJ.  In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family asks that donations be made in Jim’s name to the Alzheimer's Association, South Jersey Regional Office, 3 Eves Drive, Suite 310, Marlton, NJ 08053.   (

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