ROBERT (BOB) ELLIS JENKINS, a long-time member of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists and a well-respected ichthyologist with expertise on the fishes of the southeastern United States, passed away in Salem, Virginia, on 12 July 2023, following declining health in recent years. Bob is survived by his ex-wife Diane Giessler, whom he married in 1967 but divorced in 1987 (they, however, remained close friends), and their two children, Glenn R. Jenkins (b. 1969) and Katherine (Katey) S. Jenkins (b. 1973).

Bob was born on 9 February 1940 in Brooklyn, New York to Ellis A. Jenkins and Mabel A. Jenkins. His parents moved Bob and his younger sister Peggy to East Rockaway, on Long Island, early in Bob’s childhood. As a child he developed an interest in keeping aquarium fishes and observing nature. His parents encouraged Bob’s interest in the natural world by buying him books on natural history...

You do not currently have access to this content.