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Matthew S. Jenkins


1974 - 2012 Obituary Condolences
WILLIAMSTOWN - Matthew Stuart Jenkins, 38, of Williamstown, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center in Worcester following a prolonged illness.
The son of Carl and Jane Jenkins, also of Williamstown, Matthew was born in North Adams on March 25, 1974. After attending Mount Greylock Regional High School, Matthew graduated from Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan in 1992. He pursued degrees in Music Performance and Music Education at Ithaca College, graduating in 1996.
Matthew taught music in the Pittsfield Public School System from 1997 through 2006, and led the Williams College Marching Band from 1999 through 2005. Upon relocating to Las Vegas, NV, he completed studies at Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts. While living in Nevada, he taught music in the Clark County School District from 2006 through 2008 and was a sales representative at Kessler and Sons Music from 2008 through 2010 when he returned to the Berkshires. Most recently, Matthew drew inspiration from his volunteer work with the organization Higher Ground aiding local victims displaced by Hurricane Irene.
Matthew is remembered by many as a gifted musician and a generous and warm soul; and most importantly as a loving and devoted father to Andrew Lawrence Jenkins, 10, his precious son. In addition to his son Andrew, he is survived by his parents,Jane and Carl Jenkins of Williamstown; a brother, David Jenkins of Arlington, VA, an uncle, Arthur Fuleihan and his wife Diane; an aunt, Nancy Zweil, and his cousins, Jesse Fuleihan and Sara Stricker.
FUNERAL NOTICE: Visitation for family and friends will be held in the Upper Room of Saint John's Episcopal Church on Park Street in Williamstown, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, from 4 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, at 11 a.m. at Saint John's Episcopal Church. Additional parking is available in the Williams College garage behind the '62 Center for Theatre and Dance.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Matthew's memory may be made to the Andrew Jenkins Scholarship Fund in care of FLYNN & DAGNOLI-MONTAGNA HOME FOR FUNERALS WEST CHAPELS at 521 West Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 13, 2012
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