Sempler, Jeffrey Allen, Sgt.
Sergeant Jeffrey Allan Sempler, USMC
2/1/93 - 1/14/16
Jeffrey's last flight was with 11 of his fellow Marine Brothers aboard the two CH-53E Super Stallion Helicopters that collided in Hawaii on January 14, 2016. He was the Crew Chief of the Pegasus 31 in the HMH-463 Squadron Unit. He was a Weapons and Tactics Instructor for his Squadron.
He had received a Meritorious Mast for outstanding service as the Class Leader for the CH-53 Mechanics Organizational Maintenance Course. He had also received a Meritorious Mast for outstanding service while participating in the CH-53E Fleet Replacement Enlisted Aircrewman Training Course, achieving a final grade point average of 97% and the distinction of class honor graduate.
Jeffrey was well loved and respected by his fellow Marines. Many of his fellow Marines talked of how he would spend much of his personal time helping them to learn. His superiors described him as being a very quick learner, and eager to advance.
Jeffrey was also very loved by his family. His smile will be missed as will his wonderful sense of humor. His loss will be difficult, but God needs him in Heaven now. We look forward to seeing you again, you will forever be our sunshine, watching over each and every one of us.
Jeffrey was predeceased by his "Grammy", Barbara J. DeHaas, June 8, 2010. He is survived by his loving mother, Laurie (DeHaas/Beauvier) Allen (Christopher); his step-father Jeremy R. Beauvier; his brother Spencer T. Youmans; his step-sister Shannia E. Beauvier; his grandparents Ralph and Sandra Beauvier; his grandfather Howard Ames (Mary Ellen); his uncles Mark DeHaas, Kelvin DeHaas (Geraldine), and Kenneth DeHaas (USMC Vietnam Veteran); Jeffrey is predeceased by his Great Grandmother "Nanny" Helen Splann, Feb.11,2009. Jeffrey is survived by his father Gary Sempler of Horseheads, NY., Grandmother Marilyn Sempler, Aunt Kathy (Bob) Frost, Uncle Don (Jackie) Sempler and several cousins and other family members and many friends that will miss him dearly.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Fisher House Foundation.
Published by Star-Gazette from Apr. 29 to May 1, 2016.