For those of you who knew Jeff, to say that he "light up the room," is an understatement; he had an infectious smile and laugh, and a sense of confidence that just made people gravitate to him. He was a great cross between two of his favorite celebrities, (Jack Nicholson and James Dean) and really enjoyed the spotlight...his presence will be greatly missed by all!
I met Jeff when I went to Long Beach State in 1988 where I pledged the SAE fraternity, (solely because of my first encounter w Jeff, but that's a story for another time!). Jeff took a liking to me and took me on as his "Little Brother," and we had been the best of friends ever since.
Jeff had many other friends who can tell you great things about him, but I feel blessed to not only have been a close friend, but also to have gotten to know his family, and for him to have gotten to know mine.
We will celebrate his great life on August 3rd at Luigi's Restaurant in Bakersfield, CA, so please attend if you can.
As I'm not sure of the financial situation his wife and kids are left with, I am trying at very least to cover some of the costs of the Celebration of Life, (and if there is an overage, it will be given to the kids...Alexa will be a senior in college this fall, so I'm sure anything will help). If you are in a position to help, I'm sure it would be appreciated by all.
Peace be with you, Jeff, and we will all see you again in the Chapter Eternal!
- Tom Gotuzzo
- Summer Davison
- Camerin Kreizenbeck
- Scott Wattenbarger
- Kent Rensing
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