Jenkins Funeral Chapel & Crematory
The Jenkins Funeral Chapel has been an active participant in the West Shore communities for over 75 years. Serving surrounding cities Westlake, North Olmsted, Bay Village, Rocky River, Fairview Park, Avon, Avon Lake, North Ridgeville, Olmsted Township and many others. Our location on Dover Center Road, originally built in 1875, was one of the area's first schoolhouses. It was first remodeled into a funeral home in 1915 to serve your grandparents' families. We operated one of the first local ambulance services -- long before emergency services were available in many localities. Unlike other funeral homes that are part of big, multinational organizations, Jenkins Funeral Chapel is fourth generation family owned and operated. Jenkins is more than just a business member of the community, we live here, our children go to school here and we share your concerns and interests in the day to day events that shape our community.
The smoothest path is one tailored to meet your individual needs, where your tastes and preferences influence each aspect of the journey, and where each nuance reflects the things you hold dear to your desires and personality. In a sense, your life is one long journey, and it is our desire to assist you in making those memories personal and reflect the journey you and your family have been on.
Today, as Westlake's first and most recognized family-owned and operated funeral home and crematory, we pledge to continue to provide the same caring, personal attention to your families' individual needs, as we always have. We offer integrity, quality, teamwork, honesty, good freindships, trust, Christian living, plain talk, dignity respect, and perhaps most importantly, local experience. Ask us how we can save the family of every Veteran over $5000.00 when selecting a National Cemetery rather than a privately owned cemetery. Jenkins Funeral Chapel, along with Keith A. Jenkins, Andrew J. Jenkins and Jim Gilmore will continue to be here when you need us.
Historically funerals were held in the decedents home or where close family members lived. As decades passed and families grew, funerals were moved out of the family home and into a local funeral home. Our funeral home provides all the conveniences of home without being overly pretentious. The decor allows for comfort and function of any type of service your family would desire, whether that be an intimate gathering, a service held outdoors, or services for even the largest of families
Edward B. Black “Ted”, age 62, of Westlake, formerly Euclid, Ohio, passed away on June 17, 2019. Loving son of Mary Black (nee Shunk) and the late Edward W. Black. Dear brother of Beth Clark (Tom) and uncle of Sar...Read More
Marvin Lee Olson, age 60, passed away on June 15, 2019. Beloved son of Lois (nee MacNiven) Olson and the late Marvin C. Olson. Dear brother of Karen Pintenich (Dave). Loving nephew, cousin and friend to many. Avid Cleveland I...Read More
Dorothy Reitzman age 100, (nee Burtzloff) Beloved wife of late Quentin. Dear mother of late Beverly Dixon (late Roger). Loving Grandmother of Brenda Horschke (William) and Cindy Zanny (Chuck). Endearing great-grandmothe...Read More
Salvatore J. Costanzo “Sammy”, age 79, loving husband of Marlene (nee Yakim) for 52 years. Dear father of Kerri Ann Ramsdell (Butch) and Anthony Michael Costanzo (Heather). Loving Papa of Rachel, Rianna and ...Read More
Irene Ericka Clines (nee Eberhardt), age 70, passed from this life June 4, 2019. (Daughter of the late Karl J and Selma J Eberhardt.) Beloved Mother of Karl J (Jessica) and Grandmother to Elena Lilly Marie Starnes. Sister to ...Read More
Daniel J. Masterson, age 66, passed away May 17, 2019 under the care of Hospice of the Western Reserve. Dan was born on December 16, 1952 in Lakewood to the late James and Catherine Masterson. He grew up and graduated from We...Read More
William “Bill” Kershaw, age 81, loving other half for 25 years to Jackie Moore and her sons Zachary and Christopher and grandson Tanner. Dear father of Julie Butler and grandfather of Jayme, Cortney and Zachery an...Read More
William "Bill" Wohleber, beloved husband of the late Barbara. Father of Richard, David (Jacqueline) and Beth. Grandfather of Haley, Samantha and Matthew. Visitations Tuesday May 28th from 6-8pm at Jenkins Funeral Chapel, 2914...Read More
Ed LengiEd passed away on May 14 after a long battle with cancer. Born in 1958 to John and Yoko Lengi. His father John was in Logistics Command in the United States Air Force and died tragically from a rare cancer when ...Read More
Mutsufumi "Barry" YasudaBarry passed away on May 18 after a battle with cancer. Born in 1936 and was married to wife Yoko until she passed in 2007. He leaves behind his sister Fumiko, brother Toshifuji...Read More