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Obituary: Nick Jenkins, 33, of Menlo Park loved baseball and animals

 

Nicholas "Nick" Jenkins, a lifelong Menlo Park resident, died Aug. 11 after battling a brain tumor for seven years. He was 33.

Born Jan. 2, 1983, he graduated from M-A in 2001. After working a variety of jobs, he returned to school at Santa Barbara City College.

According to his family, he loved playing baseball. He played in the Alpine Little League and later in the Alpine Senior League and on All-Star teams.

He was also a member of the Menlo-Atherton High School varsity baseball team, where he became a starting pitcher as a sophomore. In his junior year, he maintained an earned run average of less than 1.0.

He pitched for a short time at Canada College before a shoulder surgery ended his career.

He was a lifelong Giants fan and "a Warriors fan way before they were good," according to his mother, Carrie Jenkins.

"Nick never complained while enduring multiple treatments and faced each setback with strength, dignity and a sense of humor," his mother wrote. "We will always remember Nick for his kindness and compassion for friends, children and animals."

Nick is survived by his parents, Carrie and Colin, his brothers Sam and Gabe, his cat Squints and a large extended family.

The family said it will hold a private celebration of Mr. Jenkins' life.

Read the family's obituary and leave remembrances online.

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