Arthur Jenkins

Arthur Jenkins ( )

Arthur F. Jenkins, former owner of a home improvement and construction company, died Saturday of pancreatitis at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, N.J. He was 51.

The son of T. Courtenay Jenkins Jr., owner of the Falls Road Corp., and Muffie Jenkins, Arthur Foster Jenkins was born in Baltimore and raised in Glyndon on his grandfather's farm, which was known as Foster's Mushroom Farm.

Mr. Jenkins attended Gilman School and graduated in 1980 from Trinity-Pawling School in Pawling, N.Y. He attended Washington College and Towson University.

He was the founder and owner of Jenkins Enterprises, a home improvement and construction company, which he operated until retiring in 2001, family members said.

An outdoorsman, Mr. Jenkins, who lived in Dover, Pa., enjoyed fishing, and bird and skeet shooting.

"He was a very caring person with a big heart," said a brother, T. Courtenay Jenkins III of Glyndon. "He got a lot of joy out of giving."

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at St. John's Episcopal Church, 3738 Butler Road, Glyndon.

In addition to his brother, Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife of 12 years, the former Carolyn Vastola; a daughter, Alexandra Jenkins, 11; another brother, Henry H. Jenkins of Glyndon; a sister, Pattie Jenkins-Dillon of St. Lucia in the Caribbean; and many nieces and nephews.

fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com