I was just (August, 2014) searching for Jeff's contact information in the Colgate Alumni Directory with every intention of calling him. I put it off too long. When I saw the inscription "Deceased," across Jeff's entry in the directory I was shocked and didn't believe it. It had to be a mistake. I wondered how to contact his sisters that I knew so well and couldn't figure a way to do it. I finally Googled and found this obituary. What a note of finality! I grew up with Jeff in Cazenovia. We were in Explorers together and were fraternity brothers at Colgate. Summers we took road trips to Lake George and Cape Cod in his father's MGA. Jeff rode second seat on my Honda 50 motor scooter. I was his best man at his first (I think) wedding. The "I think" tells you that we had fallen out of touch. Yet I always thought that I would see him one more time again. Let this be a lesson to all. You can imagine the sadness; I can't begin to think how his father and brothers and sisters feel: you have my heartfelt condolences.