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|Paul E. Jeffers
Date of Birth: November 30, 1961
Department: Partner, Repo Sales Manager
Paul had passion and drive for so many things in his life but nothing compared to how he felt about being a father. His son, Brian, was Paul’s greatest joy and whether it was searching on the internet for an elusive Thomas the train engine, teaching Brian how to swim or showing him how to plant flowers in the garden, Paul’s devotion and love for his son was limitless.
When I first met Paul he told me all about his beautiful son and then he proceeded to tell me about his nieces and nephews, all nine of them. He adored them all and boasted of their talents as if they were his own. He loved being part of the ‘Jeffers Team’ and was a devoted son to his parents. This was evident when we planned his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary party with his sister, Dede and brothers, Dick and Steve last summer. All spring he planned with Dick and Steve the songs they were going to jam to in the basement. We painted the house inside and out, picked the biggest dining table possible and meticulously designed 20 uniquely colored t-shirts for every member of the family.
Paul also felt passionately about music, especially the Eagles and loved playing the guitar. He was a competitive tennis player and enjoyed coaching his friends and family members. He also loved to garden and work on his home in West Hampton. Most of all Paul loved long, summer days we spent together that included all of the above.
At Paul’s memorial, his closest friends spoke of his commitment as a father, his dedication as a friend and the impact that he had on their lives and their families. Paul valued his friendships and like all things in his life, he invested his time and energy into them. Paul made sure to reach out to so many people on a daily basis, even if just for a minute. The void of not having him in our lives is indescribable.
In the last few months, I have gotten such strength from Paul’s love and his drive for living each day to the fullest. We had such hope and plans for our life together, I will forever treasure each day that I shared with him. Paul was such a presence; it is so hard to accept that he is gone. Paul lives on in all the memories he left us of his generosity, loyalty, and humor and of just being the wonderful person that he was. We will always hold him in our hearts. I miss you terribly and will love you forever.