Dane Jeffrey

Obituary of Dane Claude Jeffrey

PATERNAL REMEMBRANCE Dane Claude Jeffrey, 24, Sherburne NY, passed away unexpectedly September 22, 2020. He was born May 21, 1996 and was a graduate of Norwich High School in 2014. Dane's family included his father, Scott (Tracey) Jeffrey and sister Corey Jeffrey of Sherburne. His paternal grandfather David (Elaine Jones) Jeffrey of Smyrna and paternal great grandparents Ruth and Jack Jeffrey of Sherburne (Jack deceased 4/2001). Aunt Penny Jeffrey, great aunt Patty (Leonard) Bosshammer and Diane (Bill Acee) Hausrath. Brooke and Megan Hailston, Phillip Hailston, Mitch and LuAnn Mussision (LuAnn deceased 9/2001), Paul and Laurie Dale, Chris and Stacey Mussision, Alex and Brady Mussision as well as many other family members. Dane had an infectious smile and that would light up a room. Following in the footsteps of his father, he was a thrill seeker since a young age starting with his 3-wheeler, a hot air balloon ride, sky diving (which Dane described as "One of the most incredible things I ever experienced", snowboarding, and snowmobiling. He enjoyed playing his guitar and spending time with his family. He looked forward to the role of being a big brother to his sister Corey by sharing brother and sisterly activities since a young age. Dane will be greatly missed and forever loved by all. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in honor of Dane to Chenango County Suicide Prevention Coalition, c/o Creative Works, 19 South Broad Street, Norwich, NY 13815. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Behe Funeral Home 21 Main Street, Oxford, NY 13830. Friends and family wishing to pay respects to the Paternal side of Dane's family are welcome on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 10:00-12:00PM at the funeral home. Please continue reading for the Maternal Remembrance and funeral service information. MATERNAL REMEMBRANCE Dane Claude Jeffrey, 24, of Oxford NY passed away unexpectedly on September 22, 2020. He was born May 21, 1996, graduating from Norwich High School in 2014. Dane is survived by his loving mother, Debra Hofmann of Oxford; his brother Kellen Seiler and sister Teagen Seiler both of Oxford. He is also survived by his maternal grandparents- grandmother, Barbara Castle and grandfather, Stanley (Donna) Barrows both of Oxford, and his paternal grandparents -grandmother, Grace (Bill) Chase of Sherburne; his aunts, Aunt Wendy (Cheryl) Hofmann, and Debbie Neumann and uncles- Richard (Lori) Hofmann, Stan Barrows and Jason Barrows, as well as surrogate aunts- Shelly LoGerfo and Lori Dushko and Jace Hart who he fondly referred to as his Uncle Stinky Britches. Dane also had several cousins and extended family members. Dane was a very special and creative young man who loved to think outside the box. He was witty, handsome, with an infectious smile and an awesome sense of humor. He was a free spirit and had great compassion for others and a soft and gentle heart. He loved animals- most especially his beloved cats Mr. Kitty, Princess, and Lizzie Borden, and his dog Silas. Dane had a passion for music and enjoyed playing his guitar and was very artistic and liked to sketch. He was also an avid snowboarder who loved the outdoors and spent a lot of time at the quarry exploring and just "chilling". Spending time with friends and family was one of his favorite things to do and what he enjoyed most was spending time with his brother Kellen and sister Teagen, whom he adored and shared a very close bond with. Dane was extremely proud of Kellen and Teagen and they looked up to him-the three of them loved being together. Dane will be forever loved and missed by all that knew him. Forever and always in our hearts. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to honor Dane may be made to: Greater Opportunities, Attn: Housing, 5 W State St Binghamton NY 13901. Funeral services have been entrusted to Behe Funeral Home Inc., 21 Main St Oxford NY. Friends and family may call at the funeral home on Monday, September 28, 2020 from 2:00 PM- 4:00PM. Funeral service will begin at 4:00PM with Pastor Richard Howard officiating. Friends and family may share memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.
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