Margaret Jenkins, 78, of Drexel Hill, formerly of Bristol Borough, died peacefully in her home on Wednesday, May 17th surrounded by family.
Born on August 22, 1938 in Ujak, Czechoslovakia, Mrs. Jenkins was separated from her mother as a baby due to the outbreak of World War II. She was raised for the first eight years of her life by her grandmother Anna Kollar Kravcak, and they survived both Nazi and Soviet persecution. In 1946 they immigrated to America.
For the rest of her life the songs "God Bless America" and "The Star Spangled Banner" brought tears to her eyes.
Mrs. Jenkins was a resident of Bristol Borough for 67 years. She worked at Franklin Electric for 20 years, and Toys R Us for over ten years before retiring. She was a devoted member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church and more recently of Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church.
Devoted daughter of the late John and Margaret (Kravcak) Pruzinsky, and beloved wife of the late Edward G. Jenkins, who preceded her in death by only four days. She is survived by her loving daughter Suzanne Jenkins Levy and her adoring grandson Christopher, of Drexel Hill. Dear Sister of Mary Ann (Edward) Walterick and John (Ruthann) Pruzinsky, all (or both?) of Bristol Borough. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and one uncle, Emil Kravcak of Edgley.
Friends and family may pay their respects Tuesday evening 6-9 at Wade Funeral Home, 1002 Radcliffe Street, Bristol Borough. A Parastas Service will be conducted by the Rev. Theodore Z. Mozes at 8 p.m. There will also be visitation hours on Wednesday from 8:30-10 a.m. at the Funeral Home, followed by a funeral service 10:30am at Saints Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, 1314 Randall Avenue, Levittown. Interment at Our Lady of Grace Cemetery will follow.