SHAFER, JEFF, age 61, lifelong resident of the South Bay, passed away peacefully at his home on April 16th. Jeff was a devoted family man and is survived by his wife of thirty eight years, Susan Shafer, his son Bobby and wife Jennifer, his daughter, Lee and husband Bob as well as four cherished grandchildren, Alison, Blake, Shane and Brad. Jeff loved and was loved greatly. He will be missed terribly by all who knew him. Services will be held Friday, April 23, 2004 at 1:00 PM at WHITE & DAY COLONIAL MORTUARY, 901 W. Torrance Blvd., (at Prospect Ave.), Redondo Beach, CA 90299 Private inurnment.

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  1. Dear Susan & Family, You are all in our hearts, thoughts & prayers….. ***************************** It will be the little things that you will remember the quiet moments, the smiles,the laughter. And although it may seem hard right now, it will be the memory of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again ***************************** The Albin Family, Bill, June, Ryan & Jessa

  2. Jeff was a representative for a carrier that we have grown to love. We grew to love the carrier because it did not take us long to love Jeff. I feel very fortunate that we were able to spend time together not too long prior to his passing. My life and the lives of all the associates at our company are richer from knowing Jeff. Our sympathy and well wishes go out to all others who cherished knowing him.

  3. Jeff Shafer was my co-worker and my friend. I am going to miss him very much. I did not know Jeff in a personal way due to the fact that he worked out of our LA office and I am here in Salt Lake but he touched my life in a way only he could. I believe every so often if we are really blessed someone comes into our life and makes it better. Jeff is truly one of those people. He made mine better to be sure. May God bless and keep his family. So long Jeff…

  4. Bob and Family, I\’m so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Sue Uemura

  5. Just wanted to express my deepest sympathy to his family. Jeff was a wonderful man, he was the sales rep to our company for freight and I have never met a nicer man, in talking to him and how much he loved his wife and family. I am truely saddened at this loss of a great man…


  7. I know you can see me my friend. Please put in a good word for me up there, okay? I felt closer to you than my own father and could relate you to more than my own father. Watch over all of us and we will all see you very soon.

  8. My time with Jeff When i first met Jeff i thought he was a happy fun loving care free guy, He was that and much more. For the past four years Jeff and i had a daily routine, he would let me sit in his office drink my coffee and tell him about my life, good bad happy sad, Jeff always opened his door to me. In a short time Jeff had opened up to me as well, We would share around 20 to40 minutes every morning together before we would start our day. No matter what the toppic was, we would listen to each other. I can recall times were we would laugh so hard we couldnt speak, and sad times were we didnt know what to say to each other, but he was always there for me. Our routine tuned into a friendship. Jeff loved to talk about his family. and how much he loved his wife Susan and how he wanted her to be happy during these trying times. He spoke often of his son Bob and his daughter Lee, and how he so loved his grandkids. He was always positive at work and would help anyone who needed help. He was the rock we all leaned on in that office. I think helping people made him feel good inside, we need more of that in this world. With all he had going on in his life he still found the time to help others. He was loved by his family, friends, peers, All who knew him. I loved him, and I will miss my friend.

  9. I knew that I had found an exceptional friend in Jeff before I met him in person last November. He was always so kind and helpful to me and I admired him long before I met him in person. My thoughts are with his wife and family whom he loved so very much. I will miss my friend. My life was richer because of him. Sherry G.

  10. We were both surprised and sad at the news of Jeff\’s passing. There are times together that will always be remembered. May God\’s love give you strength and keep you and your family through this time. Bob & Kellie Hall

  11. Susan, Bobby and Lee, Yesterday is history tommorrow is a mystery, and today is a gift that\’s way they call it a present. Jeff lived each day to its fullest. He loved life and his family. He always greeted you like you were his best friend. It was our great pleasure to know him and to call him a friend. Much Love, Clif and Linda

  12. Jeff is great person i meet approx. two years ago at Gencom Transporation. He has been a big influence on me in regards to the trucking industry. This morning is very hard for me because Jeff would call me every Friday morning to say have a great weekend and we would always talk about “Survivor”. Jeff i\’m going to miss you more than anyone will ever know. Aishah

  13. My sympathies to Jeff\’s family. Jeff was truly a wonderful person and a very special friend to me. I loved Jeff. I miss him.

  14. Jeff Shafer Flip flops, Hawaiian shirts and Coors Light. Watching the Big Fights on the Big screen. Football Pics. Deep Sea Fishing. Trying to beat him at Darts. Christmas Eves. The Eagles with Lee. Vanessa\’s 4th of July parties. Tony\’s on the Pier with Billy. Where ever Jeff was, so was Bob Williams. Offering his home to a troubled teenager. And most importantly, putting his family first. He gave back more than he ever took from Life. He only gave me 12 years of friendship, but a Lifetime of Memories.

  15. Dad, It’s been five years now since you left us. Some days I miss you so much my heart aches, and today is one of those days. Something moved me to read your obituary again, so here I am. I love you Dad and wish you were here. Lee

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