JEFFREY PAUL BART

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BART JEFFREY PAUL BART (Age 34) Precious and beloved son of Linda and Andy Bart, brother of Jodi Bart Holzband and Adam Holzband, and uncle of Bess Maple Holzband died of a sudden heart attack on February 16, 2016. He is survived by the love of his life, Alexandra Samit. She gave him the happiest two years of his life, and they cherished every moment they had together, with family and friends, and the home they shared in Brooklyn, NY. His wide grin and open and playful spirit made everyone who knew him happier. He was kind, sincere, and lived with integrity. He was present in the moment, making those with him feel important and special. And he had the most easy-going and calm personality. Jeff never strove for the spotlight-his goal was to enjoy and enhance every moment. If there was an opportunity to wear a costume, he took it. If there was music to dance to, he was moving to the beat and encouraging others to join him. The toasts he gave at his dear friends weddings were legendary. He wrote the funniest, most loving cards, emails and text messages. He was President of Miz Mooz, a women''s shoe brand that he built alongside Ron Kenigsberg, who grew to become one of his best friends. He loved a challenge, and completed the New York Marathon in 2013 and two Gran Fondos (100-mile bike rides) in 2013 and 2014. In 2014 he was inducted into the Brewskee-Ball National Hall of Fame. Jeff loved new experiences-tasting new foods, learning a new skill, tackling challenges, meeting a new friend-he was excited to see what adventures awaited. Travel was a huge part of Bart family culture, and they had so many amazing, memorable, and fun experiences on those trips. Jeff''s world explorations included studying abroad in Australia, backpacking in Southeast Asia and Europe, one year as a ski bum in Breckenridge, CO, serving as "first mate" to his dad on a barge trip in France and on sailboats in the Virgin Islands, and skiing some of the best mountains in the world, to name a few. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a BA in Finance in 2003 and from Winston Churchill High School in 1999. The Bart family moved to Maryland from Montreal, Quebec in 1984, and he lived there until college graduation. Jeff was born on October 2, 1981 in Ottawa, Ontario to the great joy of his immediate and extended family. He was the youngest of the cousins in the family. His Hebrew name was Yaffe Perrach which means beautiful flower-and he truly was. The funeral will be held on February 21, 10:30 a.m., at Garden of Remembrance. Those who would like to make a contribution in Jeff''s memory, may donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, giving children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to make one of their dreams come true. May we give each other strength, may our memories be a blessing, and let us all be imbued with his passion for llife.His Hebrew name was Yaffe Perrach which means beautiful flower-and he truly was. The funeral will be held on February 21, 10:30 a.m., at Garden of Remembrance. Those who would like to make a contribution in Jeff''s memory, may donate to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, giving children with life-threatening illnesses the opportunity to make one of their dreams come true. May we give each other strength, may our memories be a blessing, and let us all be imbued with his passion for llife.

Published in The Washington Post on Feb. 21, 2016
Arrangements under the direction of:
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