Carrell L. Jenkins, printing company's founder

December 10, 2008|By FREDERICK N. RASMUSSEN

Carrell L. Jenkins, founder and former president of a Timonium printing company, died of liver failure Dec. 1 at his Towson home. He was 82.

Mr. Jenkins was born in Baltimore and raised on North Calvert Street. After graduating from Loyola High School in 1944, he served in the Pacific as a naval signalman.

After the war, he entered Loyola College, where he earned his bachelor's degree in 1949. He worked selling business machines for several Baltimore companies before co-founding A & F Printing Co. in 1970.

In 1975, Mr. Jenkins established SpecPrint Inc., which produced real estate data books that were leased to businesses throughout Maryland. He later expanded the business to the Midwest and the eastern seaboard.

"SpecPrint remains a strong corporate citizen, supporting local causes and doing pro bono printing and other projects for area churches, schools, alumni and sports teams," said a daughter, Mary A. Jenkins of Towson.

Mr. Jenkins retired in 2006 from the business, and it is now operated by a son.

He was an active member of the Every Other Thursday Night Poker Club With Few Exceptions, which he founded with several other seventh-grade classmates from his Calvert Street neighborhood in 1939.

Mr. Jenkins was a longtime communicant of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church in Towson, where a Mass of Christian burial was offered Friday.

Also surviving are his wife of 57 years, the former Margaret Ann Codd; four sons, James A. Jenkins of Cockeysville, Thomas C. Jenkins of Millsboro, Del., Joseph L. Jenkins of Lutherville and Michael M. Jenkins of White Marsh; two other daughters, Margaret C. "Meg" McFadden of Baltimore and Judith C. Summers of Parkville; and 21 grandchildren.

Frederick N. Rasmussen

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