Jenkins, Dr. Dale W.
June 17, 1918 - Nov. 10, 2012
Dr. Dale W. Jenkins, aged 94, died on November 10, 2012 in Sarasota FL. Born in Wapakoneta, Ohio to Roy and Estella Jenkins, Dale earned his PhD in Entomology at Ohio State University. He served as Chief of Entomology Division, Ft. Detrick, Frederick, Md. 1957-1962, and led biology and bioscience programs at NASA, Washington D.C. He was Director of the Ecology Program at the Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. and Director of the Pan American Center for Human Ecology in Mexico City. In addition, he was a consultant/lecturer with Johns Hopkins University, UNESCO, USAF, WHO and National Academy of Sciences. Dale achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with the U.S. Army and earned a number of medals. He was listed in Who's Who in America. Dale had many interests and pursuits including gardening, bromeliads, carpentry, travel, fishing and genealogy. His extensive butterfly collection was donated to the U. of FL. He retired to Sarasota FL in 1978. Dale is survived by his former wife Elizabeth Jenkins, daughters Nancy O'Brien and Rebecca (Len Bauling) sons Paul (Kathy) and Ken (Pauline). He had 7 grandchildren , 4 great grandchildren and 3 nephews. Dale was predeceased by daughter Lisa Ganger, wife Joanne, grandson Benjamin and sisters Mary Kahler and Bernadette. Dale was well loved and will be deeply missed. There will be a private service at the Sarasota National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 Palm Ave S. Sarasota, 34239 or National Parkinson Foundation, 150l NW 9th Ave, Miami, FL 33136-1494 to support research.