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Frederick J. Jinks Sr.
Frederick J. Jinks Sr.

Frederick J. Jinks Sr., of Leland, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, after a long illness. He was 87.

He leaves his wife of 64 years, Patricia; three sons and their wives, Frederick Jr. and Susan, Christopher and Pamela and Kevin and Kim; two daughters, Ellen Walters and husband, Richard and Carolyn Jinks; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a sister, Dorothy Granieri; and a brother, Edward Jinks. Another sister, Claire Barnes, preceded him in death.

Fred was a proud U.S. Navy veteran who served at the end of WWII and again during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the 2011 Honor Flight from Wilmington to Washington to view the War Memorials and was a member of American Legion Post 10.

A graduate of Rutgers University, Fred was a retiree of the Grumman Corp., Bethpage, New York, where he held several business administration positions, including director of contracts at GDS. Fred enjoyed 25 years of retirement, golfing, fishing, bowling, cruising and attending all the special family events. He treasured the memories of his life on Leaf Court, Long Island, New York and felt he had a good life and wanted everyone to remember he was “easy.”

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015, at Andrews Market Street Chapel. A Mass of the resurrection will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, 2015, at the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary. Interment will be held at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Basilica Shrine of St. Mary, 412 Ann St., Wilmington, NC 28401 for the benefit of Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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