TRIBUTES have been paid to a much-loved Solihull teacher following his sudden death.
Anthony Joseph Morbach-Jenkins, 36, from Cradley Heath, was found dead in his car on Newtown Lane in Belbroughton on September 22.
Pupils and parents from St Peter’s Catholic School, where Mr Jenkin’s had taught for six years, have taken to social networking sites to pay tribute to the man they knew as ‘Jolly Jenkins’.
One pupil said ‘RIP to such a wonderful, inspiring teacher. You were the one who first had faith in me to do drama’ while another read ‘so sad – he was my son’s form tutor for four years – RIP Mr Jenkins our thoughts and prayers are with your family, friend and pupils. A wonderful teacher and kind man’.
Another added ‘a lot of sadness this week with all these lives being lost, far too soon RIP Jolly’.
One parent also said ‘my daughter said he was the best teacher ever, thoughts and prayers are with his family, RIP’.
A post was also upload to the St Peter’s website, it read: “It is with great sadness that we have learnt of the sudden death of Mr Jenkins who taught at St Peter’s from September 2009 to August 2015.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.”
The precise medical cause of his death has not yet been ascertained – an inquest will take place at Worcestershire Coroners’ Court on January 6.