Saturday services for Robert P. Jenkins


A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 600 Colorado Ave., in Palo Alto for Robert P. Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins died Dec. 16 at The Sequoias in Portola Valley.

Born in 1925 to a Navy family, he lived in a number of different places as a youth. He graduated from the California Institute of Technology and received a master's degree from Stanford School of Business. He served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and took part in the atomic bomb tests on Bikini Atoll in the Bikini Islands.

He was among the early employees of Lockheed, when it opened its research laboratory in Palo Alto. His combined scientific and business training was important to the success of the Lockheed marketing department, say family members.

Mr. Jenkins was an accomplished golfer, skier and bridge player. He was active as a vestryman at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. He was elected an honorary life member of Sons in Retirement (SIR) for his service.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia, of The Sequoias; daughters Sally Jenkins and Sue McVicker.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark's Outreach Fund or to Pathways Hospice, 585 N. Mary Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94085.

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