Thanks to all of these donors for their generosity!
We at National Stroke Association and the thousands of people we interact with every year offer our sincere thanks.
On behalf of my family, thank you for taking the time to consider donating to this fund.
My father had his first stroke in 1986 at the age of 56, and his recovery allowed him to continue to love his family and serve as a volunteer in his local community until 2014 (26 years).
Tom is survived by his wife Patti (Palm Bay, FL), his son Glenn Jenkins and wife Karen and their three children (Indialantic, FL); his daughter Jayna Jenkins and her two children (Tallahassee, FL) , and his sisters Rita Riffel (Pensacola, Fl), Carmen Nichols and Dolores Jenkins (Gainesville, FL).
Anyone who knew my father knew his easy-going personality and warm smile. He was always the first one to lend a hand where help was needed, and he did so without ever seeking acknowledgement for himself.
A little about Tom's life
Tom was born in Columbia, South Carolina, and moved to Florida at an early age. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant in 1954.
While attending the University of Florida, he met and married the love of his life, Patti, in 1957. They were married for 57 years at his passing on July 12, 2014.
Tom graduated from the University of Florida and enjoyed a career in marketing, communications. and public relations in Brevard County, Fl since 1961.
Tom was an avid reader and loved sailing, photography, and fishing.
He volunteered in various organizations and was always involved in his local community.
Your donation will contribute to the research efforts and awareness of stroke prevention and recovery.
If you would like, you can add your name and a short message to our Guest Book. Thank you.
Hi Tommy and Jayna-
I'm sorry to hear about Tommy's passing. I hope to see you both at the ceremony on Friday.
My Best Always,
Sat, Jul 19, 2014
Thu, Jul 17, 2014
Uncle Tommy and Aunt Patti are my God Parents. I have so many wonderful memories of them and my cousins from my childhood.
I wish we could have all seen each other more and kept in touch. My love and prayers go out to Patti, Glenn,Jayna, their family
and the rest of our family.
National Stroke Association is the only national non-profit which devotes 100% of its resources to stroke prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. Founded in 1984, National Stroke Association prides itself on creating groundbreaking stroke educational programs for both medical professionals and the public. Thank you for joining us to stop this devastating disease.