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On behalf of my family, thank you for taking the time to consider donating to this fund.
My father had his first stroke in 1986 at the age of 56, and his recovery allowed him to continue to love his family and serve as a volunteer in his local community until 2014 (26 years).
Tom is survived by his wife Patti (Palm Bay, FL), his son Glenn Jenkins and wife Karen and their three children (Indialantic, FL); his daughter Jayna Jenkins and her two children (Tallahassee, FL) , and his sisters Rita Riffel (Pensacola, Fl), Carmen Nichols and Dolores Jenkins (Gainesville, FL).
Anyone who knew my father knew his easy-going personality and warm smile. He was always the first one to lend a hand where help was needed, and he did so without ever seeking acknowledgement for himself.
A little about Tom's life
Tom was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and moved to Florida at an early age. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1954.
While attending the University of Florida, he met and married the love of his life, Patti, in 1957. They were married for 57 years at his passing on July 12, 2014.
Tom graduated from the University of Florida and enjoyed a career in marketing, communications. and public relations in Brevard County, Fl since 1961.
Tom was an avid reader and loved sailing, photography, and fishing.
He volunteered in various organizations and was always involved in his local community.
Your donation will contribute to the research efforts and awareness of stroke prevention and recovery.