Friday, 04 March 2011 00:00
Kenneth S. Jenks, of Westbury, beloved husband of Josepha, died peacefully Feb. 18, 2011 at Winthrop Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Jenks, born in Manhattan on Aug. 5, 1919, grew up in Brooklyn. He left his studies at St. John’s University behind to join the U.S. Army in August 1938. His military service included time with the 1st, 9th and 65th Infantry Divisions, primarily as an artillery supply officer.
Beginning in December 1942, he served alongside the British 1st Army and French Foreign Legion during the campaign in North Africa. Following victory there, he took part in campaigns in Sicily, Normandy, Northern France, the Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), the Rhineland, Central Europe, Czechoslovakia and Austria.
After returning home at the end of WWII, Mr. Jenks joined the international banking firm of Brown Brothers, Harriman and Co., where he was employed for 41 years.
He and his wife Josepha have lived in Westbury for over 40 years. During their long, happy marriage, they traveled extensively and enjoyed one another’s company immensely.
In addition to Josepha, he will be deeply missed by his niece Susan Dixon; sister Arlene V. Mosier and nephew James C. Mosier, all of Charlotte, NC.