JAMES R. (JIM) JENKINS age 74, beloved husband for 49 years of Marie (nee Bykiewicz); loving father of Christopher (wife Kassandra); devoted grandfather of Caleb, McKayla, Morgan and Victoria; cherished son of the late Raymond and Mabel (nee Goden) Jenkins; dear friend of many.
James R. (Jim) Jenkins was born on April 19, 1947 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Raymond and Mabel (nee Goden) Jenkins. He lived in Willoughby Hills for the past 13 years and prior to that Lyndhurst, Ohio. Jim was a member of St. Clare Catholic Church since 1975 and participated in the RCIA. Jim graduated from Brush High School in 1965 and Cleveland State University in 1969 where he earned his bachelor’s degree. He was an accountant, CPA, and owner operator of his own accounting firm. He also taught accounting at Lakeland Community College. He enjoyed playing golf, traveling to Africa, Hawaii, Panama, and South America, and loved watching old movies and tv shows. He loved listening to the Cleveland Orchestra and oldies. Jim was very generous, helpful, attentive, hardworking, giving, and devoted. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and he was devoted to his faith. Jim was also very intelligent and had a dry sense of humor. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Jim to Hospice of the Western Reserve P.O. Box 72101 Cleveland, OH 44192. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Relatives and friends are requested to meet for Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at 10am at St. Clare Catholic Church 5659 Mayfield Rd. Lyndhurst, OH 44124. Private interment at Lake View Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Jim at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) MONDAY 4-7 PM. Family requests facemasks for visitation and Mass.
Charity Name: HOSPICE OF THE WESTERN RESERVE INC
Charity EIN: 341256377