Skyler Jenk­ins

The Day - - OBITUARIES -

Old Lyme — Skyler Har­ris Jenk­ins, 22, of Old Lyme, passed away at home on Tues­day, Nov. 6, 2018.

Skyler was born on Feb. 21, 1996 in Hart­ford. A life­long res­i­dent of Old Lyme, he grad­u­ated from Lyme-Old Lyme High School in 2015. Skyler prac­ticed jiu-jitsu for sev­eral years ex­celling in com­pe­ti­tions, ap­pre­ci­at­ing the dis­ci­pline and strength nec­es­sary to per­form. His love for mu­sic in­spired him to study mu­sic pro­duc­tion; he used his tal­ents to cre­ate orig­i­nal mu­sic that ex­pressed his long­ing to help make the world a bet­ter place. Skyler loved an­i­mals, par­tic­u­larly his dog, Josie, who will miss him ter­ri­bly.

His in­fec­tious smile and laugh will be sorely missed by his par­ents, Karen and Gregg Jenk­ins; his brother, Cairo; his sis­ter, Sierra; and his girl­friend, Christine Wy­att. He leaves be­hind his ma­ter­nal grand­par­ents, Gary Gregory and Kath­leen Har­ris of Old Lyme; and pa­ter­nal grand­par­ents, James and Carol Jenk­ins of East Haven. Skyler will also be missed by sev­eral lov­ing aunts and un­cles, and a mul­ti­tude of cousins.

A cel­e­bra­tion of Skyler’s life will be pri­vate.

In lieu of flow­ers, please con­sider a do­na­tion to Free­dom from Fear­dom­from­

A quote from Skyler’s fa­vorite book The Al­chemist.

“We are trav­el­ers on a cos­mic jour­ney, star­dust, swirling and danc­ing in the ed­dies and whirlpools of in­fin­ity. Life is eter­nal. We have stopped for a mo­ment to en­counter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a pre­cious mo­ment. It is a lit­tle paren­the­sis in eter­nity.” — Paulo Coelho, The Al­chemist.

Con­do­lences may be shared on Tyler’s me­mo­rial page at www.neilan­fu­ner­al­

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