Jeffrey A. Sloane, lost his battle with cancer on May 22, 2023. Born on December, 16th 1973.
Jeffrey is survived by his mother, Jean Sloane, sister, Laura Cellucci (née Jeff) brother Jim Sloane and four-legged daughter, Zoey.
Jeffrey's journey through life was filled with remarkable achievements, diverse interests, and cherished connections.
Growing up in Bucks County, PA Jeffrey was highly involved in youth sports with his father by his side as a coach for many of his baseball teams.
Jeffrey loved the beach and the ocean, especially the beaches of Ocean City, NJ where he mastered his surfing skills at a young age. He surfed the waves up and down the coast of NJ and took annual trips with friends to tackle the challenging waves in the Outer Banks.
Fishing was another love for Jeffrey whether saltwater or fresh water fishing, out to sea on a boat, or on a lake in the mountains, he loved it all.
Jeffrey attended William Tennent High School, where he not only excelled academically but also made a name for himself as a standout tennis player.
Following his graduation, Jeffrey pursued his higher education at Bloomsburg University, where he initially studied business. However, as life often takes unexpected turns, Jeffrey discovered his true passion in Environmental Biology and Ornithology shortly after graduation. Driven by an insatiable curiosity about the natural world and its intricate ecosystems, he wholeheartedly devoted himself to the pursuit of knowledge in this field. He returned to school and completed a second degree in Environmental Biology.
Jeffrey spent most of his career working for the Department of Interiors in many capacities. His career as a Biologist initially took him to Tennessee and the Florida coast. He then spent many years working with the NJ Fish & Wildlife until an amazing career opportunity landed him on the gulf coast of Mississippi. He built a beautiful life for himself in the quaint town of Ocean Springs, MS which he loved dearly.
Aside from his love of the outdoors Jeffrey possessed a keen eye for collectibles and antiques. Jeffrey had a knack for working with tools. He learned the construction trade from his family friends, the Kehlers at a very young age.
Using his creativity and craftsmanship he refurbished reclaimed wood into beautiful gifts for his family and friend’s homes. His ability to breathe new life into forgotten objects showcased his artistic talent and dedication to the environment.
One of Jeffrey's most endearing qualities was his quick wit and dry sense of humor. He effortlessly weaved laughter into the lives of those around him, creating lasting relationships wherever he traveled. His personality drew people in, and his kind heart made him a cherished friend and confidant.
Jeffrey's love of Philly was evident through his unwavering support for all Philadelphia sports teams. Whether it was cheering on the Eagles, Phillies, Flyers, or 76ers, he stood proudly as a loyal fan, sharing the many, many, many crushing losses and tough seasons which made 1980,1983, 2008 and 2017 the best years ever!
In addition to his passion for sports, Jeffrey was an exceptional poker player. With his strategic thinking, sharp instincts, and unwavering focus, he excelled in the game and won a few shekels along the way.
Jeffrey Sloane leaves behind a legacy of kindness, and laughter. His memory will forever be cherished by his family, friends, and all who had the privilege of knowing him. May he find eternal peace, surrounded by the beauty of nature he loved so dearly, and may his spirit continue to inspire others to embrace life with passion and joy.
Relatives and friends are invited to a Visitation 1-2:30 P.M. Saturday, June 3, 2023 followed by Words of Remembrance at 2:30 P.M. to honor and celebrate Jeffrey's life at The Deauville Inn, 201 Willard Avenue, Strathmere, NJ 08428.
In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations be made in Jeffrey's name to The Colorectal Cancer Alliance,1025 Vermont Ave NW Suite 1066 Washington, DC 20005. http://www.ccalliance.org
"Those we love never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness and love they showed, the memories we treasure, and the legacy they leave behind.”