Forestport - Robert P. Jenkins, 53, passed away on September 30, 2021, at Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Boonville, where he had resided following complications of an accident.
Robert was born on March 21, 1968 in Utica, a son of Dwight R. and Vivian Herriman Jenkins. He spent his younger years in Forestport, before moving with his family to the Albany area, graduating from Colonie Central High School with the Class of 1986. Following graduation, Robert returned to Forestport, where he had lived on O’Brien Road. Robert continued his education, graduating from Herkimer Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Computer Sciences. He then attended Utica College where he was working to attain his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Technologies before his accident.
Robert found much joy in working outdoors and fishing. He was an avid reader and a big fan of Steven King. For several years he had taken care of his parents, allowing them to stay in their home in Forestport.
Robert is survived by his father, Dwight of Boonville, a sister Laura Jenkins of Clifton Park, and his Aunt Barbara Swiss of the Town of Western, and several cousins. He was predeceased by his mother Vivian on April 15, 2015.
Services will be held privately by his family. Interment will be held in Alder Creek Cemetery. There are no calling hours. Arrangements are in care of the Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Sunset Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Resident Activities Fund, 232 Academy St. Boonville, NY 13309.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Robert
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc.