Donald Chase Jenkins Passed Away December 16, 2019; Memorial Service on January 11, 2020 Print


By the family

Dec. 26, 2019:  Donald Chase Jenkins, a longtime resident of Bronxville, New York, passed away on December 16, 2019, after a short illness.

Mr. Jenkins grew up in Schenectady, New York, one of four sons of William and Pearl Hathaway Jenkins. He attended Albany Academy and graduated from Deerfield Academy, where he captained the varsity basketball team.

He then graduated from Amherst College, where he majored in history and attended business school at the University of Hartford. Mr. Jenkins spent most of his career as a financial analyst for the investment banker and philanthropist William T. Golden, and later for the investment firm run by Mario Gabelli.

Along with his wife, Carla Donkin Jenkins, a graduate of Smith College whom he married in 1961, Mr. Jenkins raised three sons who attended the Bronxville Schools: McKay, a professor of environmental studies at the University of Delaware; Brian, a technology businessman in Chapel Hill, North Carolina; and Denny, a general surgeon in Virginia Beach, VA.

A lifelong tennis player, Mr. Jenkins was a prominent member and former president of the Bronxville Field Club. He was also an avid gardener and longtime member of the town’s Working Gardeners Club.

Mr. Jenkins is survived by two brothers; his three sons; seven nieces and nephews; and nine grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at the Bronxville Field Club on Saturday, January 11 from 6-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, non-tax deductible donations may be mailed to Working Gardeners, Care of Katherine Elliott, treasurer, 17 Masterton Road, Bronxville, NY 10708.