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Russell E. Jenkins

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Russell E. Jenkins of Scituate passed away Sept. 17, 2012, from complications with pneumonia. He was 72. Russell was the devoted husband of Carol L. Thayer Jenkins for 41 years; and the loving father of Kevin R. Jenkins. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard a radar picket ship and was stationed in Gulf waters during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was honorably discharged in 1966. He graduated from the Brockton Police Academy in 1968 and was a member of the Scituate Police Department for 15 years. He was also a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve and received an honorable discharge in 1982. Russell was known for his kind and friendly attitude and especially his sense of humor. He enjoyed several hobbies. For 43 years, he was devoted to playing Santa Claus for the children of the Scituate area. Russell will be truly missed in his community.

Published in The Patriot Ledger on Oct. 20, 2012
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