Reif, Jeffery J.
Retired MMCS (SS) Jeffery J. Reif, 53, of Endicott, entered into eternal life surrounded by his family on April 21, 2016 after a brief but courageous battle with brain cancer. He is predeceased by his brother, James M. Reif; paternal grandparents, Louis & Catherine Reif; maternal grandparents, Albert & Dorothy Cerroni; and nephew, Nicholas Reif. He is survived by his loving wife of 33 years, Phyllis (Lloyd); two daughters, Freedom Maylynn (Johnny) Robeaux, Oklahoma; and Rebecca Doyle, Binghamton; three grandchildren, Zane and Brendan Robeaux, Oklahoma; and Karissa Doyle, Binghamton; parents, James L. Reif & Shirley Dragos, Endicott; sister, Katherine Reif, Texas; sister-in-law, Susan Reif, Endicott; "Favorite Aunt" Mary Ellen (Lewis) Mauro, Binghamton; mother-in-law, Syble Davis, Florida; sisters-in-law, Brenda (Chuck) Mitchell, Texas; MaryAnn (Danny) Brock, Alabama; also by his wonderful nieces and nephews, Justin, Sara and Christine Reif; Lauren (Josh) Wurth; Emery & Brynlee Wurth and Kinsley Lederman; his cousins, Michelle (Patrick) Barthel; Lisa (Rich) Schappert; Caroline & Cate Barthel; Ryan and Ella Schappert; and many other cousins. All will truly miss him. Jeff was a graduate of Union Endicott High School, Class of 1980 and was a member of the 1979 State Championship Football Team. Upon graduation, he entered the US Navy in September 1980 where he proudly served his country for 26 years. He attended recuit training in Great Lakes, Illinois. He then attended Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut. His sea duty assignments include: USS TECUMSEH (SSBN 628) (BLUE) - Five patrols. While onboard, Jeff earned a Meritorious Unit Commendation and two Battle Efficiency awards. The USS JAMES K. POLK (SSBN 645) (BLUE); The USS GROTON (SSN 694); The USS ANNAPOLIS (SSN 760), where he was promoted to Chief Petty Officer and the USS ASHEVILLE (SSN 758). Senior Chief Reif's shore tours include Boise Military Enlisted Processing Station (MEPS), Boise, Idaho; Naval Submarine Support Facility in Groton, Connecticut, COMSUBPAC Tactical Readiness Evaluation Team, and as a COMSUBPAC Force Torpedoman in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, The Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (5 awards), and various other personal and unit citations. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 9:30am from the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home, Inc., 1905 Watson Blvd., Endicott and at 10am at St. Anthony of Padua Church where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Entombment will follow in Riverhurst Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Pucedo Funeral Home on Monday from 4 to 7pm.