In Memory of Alan W. Jenkins
February 27, 1938 - December 30, 2020
Resided in Whitesboro, NY
Alan W. Jenkins, 82, of Whitesboro, passed away December 30, 2020 at the Masonic Care Community.
He was born February 27, 1938 in Utica, son of the late Irving V. and Alice M. Jenkins. He graduated from Utica Free Academy in 1955 and attended night classes at Utica College.
Alan joined the US Army in January 1956, serving active duty and active/inactive Army Reserves being honorably discharged as a Staff Sergeant in December 1963.
He married Jean Marie Niermeyer on March 10, 1961. She died in 2013.
He began working for General Electric in October of 1956 retiring from Lockheed Martin in December of 1994. He held many Individual and Managerial positions within Manufacturing and Information Systems during his tenure, completing GE’s 3 year Management Studies program in 1967. He was a member of GE’s Elfun Society and the Quarter Century Club.
Upon retiring from Lockheed Martin he worked for Superior Technical Resources assigned on a consulting basis with Lockheed until 2001.
Alan was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church in Utica, where he served as an Elder on the board of Sessions.
He was an avid Syracuse football fan, having season tickets to their games for many years along with his son, Scott.
He is survived by his daughter Kathleen Britt of Whitesboro, his son and daughter-in-law Scott and Kathleen Jenkins of Woodgate, his daughter and son-in-law, Christine and Paul Hartman of New Hartford. He is also survived by five granddaughters Jessica Britt of Whitesboro, Jennifer Britt of Clinton and Juliann Britt of Whitesboro and Abby Luvera of Clifton Park, NY and Danielle Luvera of New Hartford. His brother and sister-in-law Irving V. and Beverly Jenkins of Utica, sister Sandra Fowlkes of Salisbury, MD and brother Thomas P. Jenkins of Utica. Also surviving is his sister-in-law Marilyn Hughes and husband Arthur of New Hartford, as well as several nieces and nephews.
At Alan’s request there will be no service. Interment will be in Fairchild Cemetery, Remsen in the spring.
Arrangements are in the care of Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, New Hartford.