I was so sorry to read about Jeff's passing. He was my realtor for the purchase of a condo in Dec. 2012. Although I had not known him for a long time, he made quite an impression on me. He spoke openly and honestly about his cancer, and I kept him in my prayers. As a realtor, he was the best. My sincere sympathy to his family and friends.
Norma Conner (Fort Myers Beach, FL)
I am deeply saddened to learn of Jeff's passing. My heart goes out to you Virginia & family. I met Jeff at NW Bell in the early 70's and was so taken with his charm and wit. I have so many wonderful memories of Jeff and will treasure them forever.
He was always a gentleman, a pleasure to do business with, a real rose among thorns. While we did not always agree on things, I knew whatever he said could be trusted. May he rest in peace~
Although it has been many, many years since we attended YJB, Jeff no one has forgotten you. It is with sad hearts we say good bye and our deepest sympathy to your wife and siblings.
Jim and Madonna (Walker) Lowe, YJB Class of 1968
We are so sad about Jeff's passing, but so happy for the years that we spent together in the office.
His presence will be sorely missed.
Frank and betty Battaglia
Bluebill Real Estate
Sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. Fond memories of working with and for him at AT&T in Des Moines.
I WILL MISS JEFF FOREVER. HE BROUGHT SO MANY HAPPY TIMES TO OUR OFFICE WITH HIS GREAT SENSE OF HUMOR. BLAKE AND I SEND YOU ALL OF OUR LOVE AND SUPPORT.
Dear Virginia, Janet, Claudia & Valerie,
In the nearly 50 years I knew Jeff, he always projected a warmth, good humor and joyfulness that set him apart from almost everyone that I have ever known. While his passing brings great sadness, the way he lived his life will remain in people's memories and bring a smile to them whenever they think of him....a great legacy for anyone to leave behind. Godspeed, Jeff...
With love & affection,
Mike & Kathy Lientz
I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. We knew each other in High School and thanks to Facebook were able to reconnect in the last few years. He - and his sense of humor - will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
DEAREST VIRGINIA, JANET, CLAUDIA, VALERIE INCLUDING ALL THE BARNES AND GOLDONI FAMILIES,
WE WERE SO VERY SAD TO HEAR OF JEFF'S PASSING INTO THE GATES OF GLORY.I KNOW VIRGINIA YOU WERE A WONDERFUL WIFE AND THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE. I'LL NEVER FORGET HOW HE LOOKED AT YOU THE DAY YOU WALKED DOWN THE AISLE AT YOUR WEDDING . HE WAS SO PROUD AND ADORING AS HE WATCHED YOU.THAT IS THE WAY HE ALWAYS LOOKED AT YOU EVEN AFTER MANY YEARS TOGETHER. HE WAS AN AWESOME HUSBAND, BROTHER, BROTHER-IN-LAW, UNCLE, SON, SON-IN-LAW, AND NOT TO OMIT FRIEND. HE WORE SO MANY HATS AND JUGGLED THEM ALL IN A TRUELY SPECIAL FUNNY WARM WAY, THAT ONLY JEFF COULD DO. HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY ALL WHO LOVED AND LAUGHED WITH HIM. HE WAS SUCH A GOOD GUY TO BE AROUND...AND I LEARNED A FEW LIFE LESSONS FROM HIM AS WELL. HE WAS ALWAYS GOOD TO VAL'S TAG ALONG FRIEND ANNETTE AND HER HUSBAND MARLEY. MOTHER AND DAD LOWE (ANNETTE'S FOLKS) SEND THEIR LOVE TO YOU AND FAMILY AS WELL. HE WILL DEARLY BE MISSED, BUT IS WITH THE LORD IN A WONDERFUL PLACE CALLED HEAVEN NOW AS WELL, WITH OTHER FAMILY & LOVED ONES. HE WILL ALWAYS BE WITH US IN OUR HEARTS. OUR LOVE TO YOU, VIRGINIA AND SISTERS AS YOU TRAVEL THIS PATH, LET FAITH AID YOU AND JEFF WILL BE WITH US ALL, ALWAYS.OUR PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES TO YOU.
WITH LOVE IN OUR HEARTS, MARLEY AND ANNETTE SHEETS NEWTON IOWA.
I, too was saddened by Jeff's death. I have fond memories of his time here in Des Moines and know for sure he will be greatly missed.
I am very sorry to hear about Jeff. I will miss his advice, please ask if you just want to talk or need help with anything. Jim Hiester
Please know how very saddened we are for the loss of your beloved husband Jeff. We send our deepest condolences. May God provide you the strength you need to cope with this at the soonest time. May Jeff rest in peace,
Bradley and Audrey Vance
jeff was always a favorite person of mine,and we were glad to see him on his iowa visits.his smile was so full of warmth,and we will miss him dearly.much love to all his family. Barbara and robert
I was shocked and saddened to learn of Jeff's passing.. We worked and occasionally played together during several years while we both worked for AT&T in Des Moines. Jeff was one of the most grounded, compassionate, respectful and easy-going people I've ever known.. He was highly regarded by everyone who knew him. Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to Virginia and the rest of Jeff's family at this difficult time.
Dave & Nancy Gonnion
I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing. I have so many memories of him from our time together in Des Moines at AT&T. He had a special soul and a warmth about him that made him Jeff. May you find comfort and peace. Love always,
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Jeff was a great man who was kind with a good soul. Everyone who knew him thought the world of him and enjoyed his humor and uniqueness.
Dear Virginia, Janet, Claudia, and Valerie,
I was a PHS classmate of Jeff's and was so very sad to hear of his death. My thoughts are with each and everyone of you. My fondest memory of Jeff was his gentle spirit and smile. That smile, so genuine and yet, it was as if he always knew something the rest of us didn't! I'm sure he did!!!!