Kay M. Jinks-Gavin



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Kay M. Jinks-Gavin HILTON – On Saturday, March 30, 2019, Kay Jinks-Gavin passed away at age 78. Kay was a loving and caring wife and mother. Always up for an adventure, she loved to travel, whether it be to distant lands (Australia, Brazil, Singapore, England, France…) with Doug or just tooling around upstate NY on the back of a motorcycle and relaxing in Florida with Tom. She cherished her time with family and friends most and it made for a wonderful life. Kay is predeceased by her 1st husband, Douglas D. Jinks, her 2nd husband, Thomas C. Gavin, Jr., and son, Allyn D. Jinks. She is survived by her brothers Larry (Maria) Ferenbaugh and Roger ( Delta) Ferenbaugh; children, Douglas D. (Lou Ann) Jinks, II, Darren K. (Daniel) Jinks and Katia (Michael) Ward; grandchildren Douglas D. Jinks, III, Alex Jinks, Jason (Katie) Woodson and Georgiakay Jinks; step-children, Tom (Peggy) Gavin, Robin Guy, and Cindy Liebenguth; several cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends. Friends may call Saturday (April 6th) 12-2 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road, where her Funeral Service will be held 2:00 PM in the funeral home chapel. Interment will be held in Dale Memorial Park, Richmond, VA, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Open Door Mission, www.opendoormission.com, 156 Plymouth Avenue N., Rochester, NY 14608. For more information or to sign Kay’s online guestbook, please visit Meesonfamily.com.


  1. Paul Lewis on April 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Kay, you’ve been a dear friend since you first met Doug (my best friend all through school). Sally and I were there in Gloversville, NY when you had your first child, also Doug. I was so sorry when you told me you were sick and extremely saddened when Doug Jr. called about your passing. It is my belief that my dear Sally and I will meet you again. Love and God bless.

  2. Juanita Estrada on April 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    My favorite memory of my Aunt Kay is when I was 13 or 14 years old. It was summertime, and we were all in Gloversville visiting my grandparents. Aunt Kay used to curl her hair with big plastic rollers. One evening she put my hair in those big plastic rollers and showed me the proper way to file my nails! I was in heaven! To this day, I think of her when I do my nails. <3

    Thinking of you all. Love to the Jinks family.

  3. Christina Driscoll on April 3, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Thoughts and prayers to the Jinks family.

  4. Diann Nussbaum on April 4, 2019 at 12:00 am

    I am so very sorry. I so enjoyed getting to know your Mom the times that we were together in California and Williamsburg. She was a great, fun lady. Love from your other Mom.

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