Orin Kenneth Jenkins passed away peacefully on October 14, 2023, in Daniel Island, South Carolina at
the age of 86. He was the beloved husband of Nancy Stone Jenkins, a loving father to their four children,
and a very proud grandfather to their twelve grandchildren.
Orin was born on January 2, 1937, to the late Fulton Jenkins and Claire Jenkins in Nova Scotia, Canada.
After moving with his family to the United States when Orin was in grade school, he spent the remainder
of his educational years in the U.S. and went on to study at Cornell University. Orin graduated from
Cornell with a degree in Metallurgical Engineering and later earned an MBA at Fairfield University.
During the spring of his senior year at Cornell Orin met Nancy, who was also a Cornell student. Following
their graduation, they were married in August 1959. Shortly after the wedding Orin spent six months as
an Army reservist, earning the designation as an "expert" with a rifle.
Orin began his career in White Plains, NY as a sales specialist for Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corporation.
With a move to Fairfield, Connecticut, Orin, Nancy, and their four children had a wonderful ten-year
experience establishing lifelong friendships and enjoying all that the area had to offer, including skiing,
sailing, and more. After several promotions, Orin was transferred to the home office in Pittsburgh, PA,
where he and Nancy chose Sewickley, a suburb of Pittsburgh, to continue raising their family. Orin
quickly became a part of the community fabric with Nancy and the children, spending time playing
tennis, golf, fly fishing, and volunteering his time with the Boy Scouts. His love of fly fishing and the time
he spent sailing are now part of his legacy, with his children and grandchildren also enjoying these and
other outdoor sports.
After more than thirty years with Allegheny Ludlum Corporation, Orin retired, and he and Nancy moved
to Cape Cod. At the Cape, he continued to feed his desire to learn by taking educational classes on a
variety of topics, volunteering at the local library, and enjoying the outdoors with Nancy. His
grandchildren visited often, and he loved hosting them, spending time on the ponds, beaches, and
exploring the many parts of Cape Cod.
Orin was known as a gentle, intelligent, patient, and kind person. He used his dry humor and easy
demeanor to quickly establish relationships, many of them lasting until his passing. Orin is deeply missed
by all who knew him. He is survived by his children and their spouses: Janis and Jamie Holley of
Manchester, MA, Scott Jenkins of Marblehead, MA, Jeff and Jeanne Jenkins of Milton, GA, Ted and Holly
Jenkins of Daniel Island, SC, and his twelve grandchildren.
A memorial celebration will be held at a later date.