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Gordon Lee Jenks

Wilmington - Gordon Lee Jenks, 63, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware, died October 20, 2018 in his hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania.

Gordon loved his sons Andrew Jenks of Newark, Delaware and Samuel Jenks of Stockholm, Sweden even more than he loved rooting for his lifelong favorite sports team, the Cleveland Browns. Gordon watched his sons grow up playing goalball, baseball, saxophone, and drums, while teaching his sons his love of cooking, Christmas, history, dogs, and television shows where the camera pans through endless miles of scenery.

Gordon was enthusiastic for fishing, local theater, and reading about traveling. Gordon got the chance to eat pasta in Italy, herring in Sweden, and perch in Erie. In addition to Andy and Sam, Gordon is survived by the mother of his children, Elaine Jenks, by his brother, Daniel Jenks, by his sister-in-law Heidi Jenks, and by many beloved friends and extended family members. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Patricia and Charles Jenks, and by Joshua Bass.

The family would like to thank all the wonderful people at VNA Hospice, Kate, you added some sanity through this journey. Thank you Home Instead, everyone's help was wonderful, thanks Stefany.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Gordon Lee Jenks at a future date in Erie, Pennsylvania. If you would like to make a donation in Gordon's name, please choose an organization that is working to make the world a better place.

Arrangements entrusted to Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street.

Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.




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Published in The News Journal on Oct. 28, 2018.
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January 11, 2021
From time to time, I come back to this page as I see old co-workers who ask about Gordon "Jenks" as we often called him. It's still so hard to believe. Gordon was a great employee. In fact, he was one of my best. He was also funny.

The last time I saw him, he came to see me at my office to tell me that he was moving back to PA. We had a laugh and then he went on his way.

My fondest memory was when our senior administrator was laughing really hard. I went to see why she was laughing. Jenks has taken a mini pic of his face and taped it on the head of male figure bathroom door decal of the men's bathroom. It was so funny, and apparently it had been there for a while, he did it to keep the women out of the men's bathroom, lol..

I continue to pray for the family and pray that you are still finding comfort in the memories shared. We at DSS team 110 and all of Canby Park miss you greatly "Jenks"!
Geneen Morris
November 16, 2019
I am so very sorry to hear of Gordon's passing. We were good friends in college and he always had a smile and a laugh for everyone! What a talented and warm person! I am glad for the experience back in those days of having such a wonderful friendship!
May God bless all of his family.
Kathy O'Brien
November 16, 2019
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
November 3, 2018
My heartfelt sympathies to Dan and the boys.. so many fun memories growing up on Hershey road..Rest in peace GLJ.
Heidi Monroe
October 31, 2018
To the Jenks Family,

Please accept my condolences in your time of grief. Gordon and I were co-workers with Delaware Division of Social Services. We worked at the Canby Park office. Gordon was such a great co-worker always willing to assist me when I had questions regarding a case. He had that wonderful smile and laughter. Gordon I appreciate the conversations we had; the learning experience I acquired from you. You will be missed. RIP
Georgina Buchanan
October 30, 2018
To the Jenks family,
I am so very sadden to read of Gordon's death. We had met at the Erie Chamber Orchestra concerts. We clearly shared the same passion for music and social justice issues, since we then would continue to run into one another at various events and venues. He always greeted me with a smile and conversation. He spoke lovingly of his children. Albeit far too brief, I enjoyed my time with him.

"Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation." Rumi

I wish you peace at this difficult time.
Liz Carlson
Liz Carlson
October 30, 2018
It was a pleasure meeting you and getting to know you Gorden. You will be truly missed. My condolences are with the family.

Reet- Reet
October 29, 2018
My condolences to the family. Jenks was a wonderful person full of laughter and information. It was wonderful working with him at DHSS. He will truly be missed. I am sad about this! CAPERS-BROWN
EVELYN CAPERS BROWN
October 29, 2018
RIP Gordon Lee Jenks
Cheryl Keil
October 29, 2018
To our friend Gordon, who's smile, laugh and epic zest for life will
be forever in our memories!

Sending much love and peace to Andy, Sam and Lainey and to all of Gordon's family in Erie!

XOXO Bonnie, Bill and Samantha Doan
Bonnie Doan
October 29, 2018
I can't believe Gordon's gone. Although we haven't see the family in a few years, we send you our love and deepest sympathy in the passing of Gordon. Please reach out to us if you need anything. The Scales Family
Sharaine Scales
October 29, 2018
May the God of all comfort and mercy, grant your family hope, and comfort during this difficult time. Jeremiah 29:11
MJH
October 28, 2018
To the Jenks Family-
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'll always cherish the wonderful memories we all shared together at camp when I was younger and the Victorian Princess a few years back. I'm glad we all had that time together. All my Love and many hugs!
Always-
Amy (Leube) Harrison
Amy Harrison
October 28, 2018
Dan and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I had known Gordon only a month or so when he visited his Uncle at SLC. He was always pleasant and had a smile. May he RIP
Karen Mallin-Lewis
October 28, 2018
Dan & Heidi. So sorry for your loss.Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
John & Annette MCLAUGHLIN
October 28, 2018
Dear Jenks Family,
We are sorry for your loss. Mr. Jenks was a wonderful neighbor. We will remember his kindness, Christmas cookies he baked with his sons, walks with your dogs, and sense of humor. When you talked with him, you smiled.
The Jennings Family
October 27, 2018
I am sorry for your loss. At First Corinthians 15:26, God promises he will put an end to death and tears. May God give you peace and strength to endure this tough time.
Michelle
Neighbor
October 22, 2018
May the God of all comfort be with the Jenks family at this time of grief. (JJ). Asheville, NC.
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