Jeffrey Scott Prager of Clark, NJ and Tempe, AZ passed away on June 24, 2010. Jeff was born in Newark, NJ on June 13, 1961 to Phil and Sheila Prager. Jeff relocated from New Jersey to Tempe, AZ in 1979. Jeff is survived by his mother Sheila (& Joel), his brother Glen, his brother Mitchell (his sister in law Andra, his nieces Hannah and Tara), and his girlfriend Ally (& her children Jamie and Billy). "Giant" Jeff Prager was Giant in every way. Jeff was a New York Giants fanatic, perhaps their number one fan; he had a giant personality, a giant heart & soul, and was a gentle giant of a man. Jeff had a way of ingratiating himself with everyone he met and those fortunate enough to have met him will never forget the positive impact he made on his or her life. Jeff demonstrated a love and passion in everything he did and he lived his life to the fullest. When Jeff was in the room everyone was smiling. Whenever stories about Jeff are told they undoubtedly start with, "if you never met Jeff you would never believe this story." Jeff was EVERYBODY'S best friend-a GIANT Teddy Bear. "Sometimes the lights all shinin on me; Other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it's been."
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jul. 15, 2010.