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Jeffrey Allen BIRT Jeffrey Allen Birt (age 36) was born in Seattle, WA on August 27, 1974. He went to be with the Lord on May 6, 2011, at his home surrounded by family. He is survived by the love of his life, wife of nine years, Melissa (Pisco); his daughter Natalie (5); & twin sons, Derek & Brendan (3); his parents, Jerry & Janis (Pashley); brother Jason; Jason's wife Karlee (Olsson); their children Laila & Axel; & brother Jeremy; along with a large extended family. Jeff graduated from Shorewood High School (Shoreline, WA) in 1992 & attended Northwest University (Kirkland, WA). Jeff joined the Seattle Fire Department at the age of 19 in April of 1994; he spent most of his career as the Tillerman on Ladder 4 in Belltown. Jeff had a strong faith in Jesus Christ his Lord & Savior. He was actively involved at his church, Westgate Chapel. His greatest joy was in spending time with his wife & children. Jeff loved going to the ocean, Lake Chelan, golfing, & joining his father target shooting & clamming. Jeff was always providing a good laugh & loved an intellectual conversation. Jeff was a strong, deeply compassionate man who genuinely cared for all people. He is greatly missed by his family & friends. We love you Jeff! Celebration to be held Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at Westgate Chapel, 22901 Edmonds Way, Edmonds, WA 98020 at 11:00am. Please send donations to World Vision.

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Published in The Seattle Times on May 10, 2011.
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May 21, 2011
Janis & Jerry, so sorry, don't know what else to say. So happy, though, that Jeff is with the Lord and free from the limitations of this life. Your friend always, Ron.
Ron Douglas
May 15, 2011
Sorry for your loss. God be with you.
T Provo
May 13, 2011
I always picture Jeff in my mind in a tux shirt and purple bow tie from Jazz Choir at Shorewood. The tenor section here on earth will never be the same.

My heart goes out to the family. Praying for God's comfort in this time for you.

Enjoy singing with the angels Jeff!
Ami Walton
May 12, 2011
JERRY AND JANIS BIRT AND FAMILY,
WE WERE SO SORRY TO HEAR OF THE PASSING OF YOUR SON, JEFF. WE ARE IN ARIZONA AND JUST HEARD OF THIS TERRIBLE NEWS. HAVING HAD THREE SONS OF OUR OWN, WE CAN ONLY IMAGINE THE SENSE OF LOSS YOUR WHOLE FAMILY MUST BE EXPERIENCING. OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALWAYS.
JOE AND LINDA CHAPMAN
MUKILTEO,WASHINGTON
May 12, 2011
Always wonderful when a good guy grows to be a great man. Jeff and I were friends in choir at Shorewood. Our prayers are with you, his family. Take comfort in the knowledge that, hard as it is, this separation will be temporary and you WILL see him again. He is home and watching over you. All my love, Alayne.
Alayne Norton Barrett
May 12, 2011
My heart goes out to the Birt family especially those beautiful children. Such a touching ceremony yesterday. Hug those you love.
Corliss Liekkio
May 12, 2011
Our sincerest sympathies to the family, friends and our Brother and Sister Firefighters of the Seattle FD as they laid our Brother Jeff to rest today!

RIP Brother!
Brad Hoff
May 11, 2011
Jeff was a great person, always so happy , Rest in peace now Jeff.

Melissa Jeff will alway be with you the sunshine in your hair the wind in the air he is always there, God be with you and your children.
The MCCAW Family Seattle,wash
Linda MCCAW
May 11, 2011
Jeff touched countless lives and I feel blessed to have been one of them. I have so many great memories and am sad that we will not be creating new ones. I am glad you are out of pain and are looking over all of us. Your strength, faith and compassion will never be duplicated. I look forward to seeing you again my friend.
Denise Robinson
May 11, 2011
Jeff was a childhood friend of mine, we grew up down the street from each other. I have great memories of us playing in the neighborhood as kids. You will be missed Jeff.
Paul Svenkerud
May 11, 2011
I'm praying for the comfort of the entire family. Take solice in knowing that Jeff is home with the Lord. - Jeremy DuBose (Woodinville, WA)
May 11, 2011
I feel blessed to have met Jeff and my heart and prayers are with his family right now. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed.
Nathan Halfpenny
May 11, 2011
Jeff. I know your family will miss you. But, I know they will have many fond memories to carry them through their lives. For me, it is of our close friendship in elementary school. You were always kind and thoughtful. I wish your family comfort and peace.
Jeremy Bye
May 11, 2011
Jeff was a childhood friend of mine. I have fond memories of him. I wish the best for his family.
Scott Fowler
May 11, 2011
Thinking of you Birts, my heart is heavy for you....praying God's
comfort in this time of heartache and sorrow.
Taryn DuBose
May 10, 2011
When seeing Jeff my goal was to make him laugh. I loved his laugh
Chris Linhardt
May 10, 2011
To Jeff's close and extended family, my heart goes out to you and my prayers for encouragement and strength in the coming days. The faith and dignity shown by Jeff and his family during this time is an awesome testimony.
Evie Marwood
May 10, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Birt family and the Seattle Fire Department. The citizens of Seattle were lucky to have such a fireman at their side, now we are all so lucky to have such a man watch over us. Gods speed brother!
RFB-KTF

Chad Snyder
Chad Snyder
May 10, 2011
I met Jeff when he and my son Dave Welch went to Shorewood,it seemed like they where always together,even after they graduated they still golfed,played darts,went out dancing.We always loved Jazzy Jeff as we called him,he will be forever missed.May you RIP my friend.
Ruby Hodges
May 10, 2011
I remember Jeff coming by the Station to see his dad
Jay Brand
May 10, 2011
Great fireman, great dad, great man. A Shift won't be the same without your hard work, your attention to detail, and your unforgettable laughter. We are all blessed to have known you. We miss you buddy. Godspeed Jeffrey.
Tom Burke E2-A
May 10, 2011
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Don McWhorter
May 10, 2011
Jeff was a quality man. Our family became involved with Jeff when he was 17, as an Explorer Scout w/ Seattle Fire. My husband Koll and I were MORE than happy to help him in his journey to his career goals. We saw in Jeff the rare qualities of a young man with character, care, and good work ethics. Someone we were happy to recommend in any way. Besides the fact that he was fun to be around, and talk with.

We were very blessed during the early years of our marriage by his family and family friends. He was raised by two incredible parents. Jerry and Janis, you did great!

Men like Jeff are rare on this earth and it is truly amazing what can be done in a mans heart when he gives it to God in faith.......and that is what Jeff did. It was an honor to have had the opportunity to know such a man. Koll and I WILL see you on the other side. Thanks for going the extra mile for others, and having some laughs along the way Jeff. Love and Hugs to all the Birts and their many longtime family friends. Your an amazing group, and well loved.
Koll and Heather Andersen
May 10, 2011
Jeff was an amazing man. He always had a smile, and had that need to help others. He help me in so many ways. I will miss you very much my choir buddy!
michael mckinney
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