Obituary: Robert W. Jenks, retired Physical Plant staffer

Robert W. Jenks Jr., 63, of South Deerfield, a retired staff assistant in Physical Plant, died Aug. 3 at Brigham and Women''s Hospital in Boston.

Born in Northampton, he attended Union School at Dwight Station in Belchertown and graduated from Smith Vocational High School in Northampton.

He retired in 2002 with nearly 41 years of service to the campus.

He leaves his wife, Martha; his mother, Gladys Jenks of Belchertown; three daughters, Beth Marshall, of Chicopee, Pamela Cotton, of Webster, and Lynn Walsh, of South Hadley; two brothers, a sister, eight grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and uncles.

Memorial donations may be made to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, 44 Binney St., Boston, 02115, or to the South Deerfield Congregational Church, North Main Street, South Deerfield, 01373.