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Obituary - Neil E. Jeffers

Neil E. Jeffers

Date of Passing: May 9th, 2009

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Neil E. Jeffers Oriskany Falls Neil E. Jeffers, 78, of Oriskany Falls, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2009 at the St. Luke's Home, with his loving family by his side. He was born July 29, 1930, in Utica, the son of the late Alan and Grace Delancette Jeffers and was a graduate of the Oriskany Falls Union Free School. After graduation, Mr. Jeffers served in the US Army during the Korean War and rose to the rank of Sgt. First Class. In 1953, in Oriskany Falls, he married Betty Ellis. Mr. Jeffers was also a Staff Sgt. with the US Air Force Reserves. For many years, Mr. Jeffers owned and operated Neil E. Jeffers Real Estate Broker and the Oriskany Falls Insurance Agency. He was very active in many organizations throughout the area. Mr. Jeffers' civic awards include: The Wendell K. Walker Award (Masonic), True Brother Award (Masonic), Roses for the Living Award (Rotary), and District Deputy Grand Master of the First Oneida District 1972-1973. Organizational affiliations include: Past Master Alliance Lodge #1097, Oneida County Masonic Association, Darius Chapter #144, Clinton VFW Post #9591, Kelly Phillips American Legion Post #569, Past Member Oriskany Falls Volunteer Fire Department, Government Service (Town of Augusta, 34 years), and past Coach of Youth Baseball. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Betty; eight children and their spouses, Joey (Paul) Brown of Chittenango, Neil, Jr. (Karen) Jeffers of San Antonio, TX, Ken (Marlene) Jeffers of Munnsville, Jim (Barbara) Jeffers of Oriskany Falls, Ed (Roxann) Jeffers of Madison, Scott (Susan) Jeffers of Oriskany Falls, Paul (Mary) Jeffers of Oriskany Falls and Steve (Tanya) Jeffers of Oriskany Falls; 30 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends, including three special friends, Bob Kirkham, Charlie Cotter and Charlie Miner. He was predeceased by a son, William Douglas Jeffers; and two brothers and a sister, Kenneth, Gordon and Edrie Jeffers. A private graveside service will be held Wednesday, May 13, 2009, at the convenience of the family at Hillside Cemetery, Oriskany Falls. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Wednesday evening from 4-7 at the Alliance Masonic Lodge #1097 in Oriskany Falls. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the entire staff of the Clark North Unit at the St. Luke's Home and to Dr. Wassel and Dr. Kashtanova, for all their wonderful care and compassion. Arrangements are with the Kloster-Northrop & Bentz Funeral Home, Waterville.

Condolences:

JEFFERS FAMILY, I am so sorry for your loss, You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May your memories be a comfort to you and your family.
DEBBIE MERCIER-BAKER

Jeffers Family, I treasure my memories of Neil both as a business man and as a friend and fellow veteran. When I joined the Submarine Force he expressed a lot of support for me and reassured my family that I would be well cared for as a Sailor. He was right. He was my first insurance agent and things kind of went down hill when Aubrey took over and lost my business due to a negligent and negative oversight on an automobile incident with my Dad. Neil was such a great guy that I believe he will be on a Special Council up in Heaven. He will ever be a large shining light in my life. Farewell to a friend and mentor whom I shall remember for his great smile and wonderful demeanor.
Jim Schenk

Neil,I am so sorry for your loss,You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.May your memories be a comfort to you and your family.
Darby (Tracy) Windey

I am so sorry to hear of Neil's passing. None of you will remember me but my Dad, Ralph Jones, ran the Grand Union grocery in Oriskany Falls many years ago.Neil worked for him as a young man. I know my Dad thought the world of him. Our family sends our deepest sympathies. Marlene Jones Fuks
Marlene Jones Fuks

My Thoughts and prayers ar with each and everyone of you. Joey and Steve hugs and kisses to you. Your Dad was ALWAYS so very kind and a perfect gentlman! He will truely be missed. Keep his memory Close at heart and treasure the good times you had!!! Love Always, Julie larson
Julie larson

To the Jeffers Family, I was saddened to hear of Neil's passing. I was honored to have known him and to have traveled with him. He was truly an upright man and Mason.
John Edwards

To the Jeffers family, Words can not express how sorry I am that Neil died. As the days go by your grief will lessen but time will never erase the memories you have of him. I pray that God will give you the strength and comfort you need at this time and in the future. Love, Edie Eastman
Edith M. Eastman

Ed,Steve my deepest condolences to you & your family. Your Dad was always a gentleman and I can truly say it was an honor to know him
Stan lewosko

Paul, My condolences to you and your family. God bless you.
Ellen Senft

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be consoled. For the Jeffers Family, May you receive God's consolation during this sad time and find comfort from within your family as you recall only the fond memories that will make you smile and laugh in the days ahead.
Heidi Barron

I am SO sorry to hear about uncle Neeils passing. I always liked him and always enjoyed the time we saw each other. My mother and Neil we be together, and they both are truly missed. I love all you jeffer's and miss you all the . If you need any thing aunt Betty I am just a phone call away. Take care I love you, and am truly sorry about uncle Neil.
David Scalzo

I am so saddened by the passing of Neil. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and to Neil. He had many many friends and will be missed. I am very fortunate to have known him and called him my brother. May God comfort you and help you thru this time of healing.
Bob Cieslak

Ed, I am sorry to hear of your dad's passing. From all of us @ Barrett Paving Materials our prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything you or your family need let us know. Take care, and may God Bless you and your family.
Matt Krol

Dad, Mom, Jennifer, Chris and I are SO sorry to hear about "Uncle Neil's" passing. I'll NEVER forget spending Saturday nights at your house, listening to Tennessee Ernie Ford's music, teasing "Mooch" and running around out in back of your house! It's hard to understand why people are taken from us, but please find comfort in knowing he was a "special" part of many, many lives! Love, Cathy et al
Cathy Isley Sommers

Sorry to hear about your loss. The memories will always be there for all. Sharon and family
Sharon (Staelens) Cieslak