Born February 18, 1966, he was the son of Stewart and Jeralyn Sheppard and the late Mary E. Sheppard. He was a 1984 graduate of Skaneateles Central School and was a member of The Steel Workers Union, serving as Union Steward, working for Chem Trade (General Chemical) in Solvay, NY for the past 20 years.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Ethel Sheppard, his sisters, Julie (Edward) and Joe’l (Justin), step-sister, Stacey (Eric), step-brother, Steve (Michelle), his nieces and nephews, Justine (Ben), Jennifer (Tommy), Tayler, Emileah, Justin, Hunter, Gunner, Skyler and Bryce, all who adored “Uncle,” his great nephew Jaxton who was born April 1st, several aunts, uncles, cousins and his faithful campions Duchess and Boo dog.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 12th from 4 to 7pm at Robert D. Gray Funeral Home, Skaneateles. Private burial will be at the convenience of the family at St. Joseph Mausoleum in Auburn, NY.
The family wishes to thank the incredible staff of doctors and nurses on the ICU floor of Crouse Irving Hospital where Jeff received exceptional and loving care during his 9 weeks there.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to The Mottville Fire Department in Jeff’s memory.
We love you Jeff, the world was a better place with you in it.
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