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James Ralph Jenkins Orr

James Ralph Jenkins Orr
  • September 6, 1941 - June 3, 2017
  • Bloomfield, Connecticut

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ORR. James Ralph Jenkins Orr, 75, of Hartford passed away Saturday, June 3, 2017. Born September 6, 1941 in SC son of the late Frederick and Louis (Orr) Jenkins, he grew up in Philadelphia, PA before moving to Hartford 50 years ago. He graduated from Overbrook High School in Philadelphia. He had been employed by Royal Typewriter and St. Francis Hospital before retiring from Colt Firearm's. James was an avid sports fan of all sports, he was a Hartford Little League Coach and he loved to sing. He was known as "Tulum" and "Pops" by all his family and friends. He is survived by his four children, Ralph Boyd (Trina) of NJ, Prudence Gilbert (Reginald) of Hartford, Todd Jenkins (Melissa) of Cape Cod, MA, Richard Jenkins (Janette) of Holyoke, MA; 23 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren; his aunt, Beverly Jenkins, a devoted friend, Delinda Lee Hall, and a longtime friend, Phil Anderson; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by a son, James Frederick Jenkins, his uncle, Harold Jenkins; his aunt, Cornellius Austin; and the mother of his children, Patricia Castro. His family will receive friends Thursday, June 8, 2017 from 11 AM – 12 PM at Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor, followed by funeral services at 12:00 PM at the funeral home.