Jeff R. Dement
September 3, 1966 - January 27, 2021
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home
Carla Cabarle
Lindsay Weil
Daphne Yu
john rosendale
Carolyn Lindstrom
Alex Brokken
Bruce dillin
Keith Dement
Eileen Miller
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Highlands, NJ – Jeff Dement passed on January 27, 2021. He was born on September 3, 1966 at St. Peter’s Hospital in New Brunswick. Jeff was a graduate of Christian Brothers Academy High School in 1984 and resided in Ocean Twp., Colts Neck, Neptune and Highlands. Jeff was a member of the International Brotherhood of …
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Mike Strucich left a message on February 7, 2021:
Jeff and I worked together as Ironworkers for many years prior to his leaving to pursue a change in careers. Despite that we continued to keep in touch and he was a frequent visitor at my house. I considered him a close friend. I spoke to him just a couple days before his passing and when I got the news from a fellow ironworker I initially told him he had the wrong guy. How I wish that were the case. Jeff had an amazing sense of humor and we shared many laughs over the years. I admire the courage he had to take that leap of faith quitting iron working to follow his passion for the environment and nature where he was the happiest. I will miss his wit & the good times we shared. RIP Snake. Catch you on the other side. ~Biker Mike
Dominic C. left a message on February 5, 2021:
Jeff and the tagging program were a big part of my initial transition to surf fishing, and in part my passion for striped bass. I have my first return, with his extra little hand note framed, and can remember the call he made to me to let me know it came in. I also recall a number of boat trips with him, Camp Hope trips in particular, teaching kids to fish and tag. The conversations at shows, and his passion will be greatly missed. The NJ fishing community has lost a pillar. My condolences to all his family. Please know his impact and memory will not be lost.
Randy Budd left a message on February 2, 2021:
I never met Jeff in person, but yet I felt compelled to offer my sincere condolences to his family upon learning of his passing. I “know Jeff” from the many kind and encouraging handwritten notes he wrote me every time I purchased a bag of fish tags from the American Littoral Society over the last 10 plus years. I have saved all of them along with the letters informing me of the many fish that I have tagged and have been recaptured. I often thought to myself, “ this man must really love his job”, to take the time to connect with all of his taggers. I’m sure he has written thousands of notes over the years to thousands of people. I wish that I took the time to drive to his office to meet him in person and tell him what a great asset he was to the Society. He will be missed by more people then you can imagine...
Rick Lathrop left a message on February 2, 2021:
Some of the best "college" students I've had over the years were those who came back to school later in life. Jeff was one of those. His infectious enthusiasm for learning and life helped to inspire the younger students around him. He didn't take anything for granted and raised the game for everybody.
John Bentham left a message on February 2, 2021:
So sorry to hear about Jeff's passing. He was a good guy and a good neighbor.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Dave Grant left a message on February 1, 2021:
Jeff was "One in a million" and his insight and assistance will be missed.
Ginger Pawlikowski left a message on February 1, 2021:
Dear MaryI am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son, Jeff. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sincerely, Ginger
Jim Cummings left a message on February 1, 2021:
Ahhh, my friend, gone but not forgotten. Your work and your love for it have had a lasting impact on me and our students at UrbanPromise in Camden. Our trips to Sedge Island and your help with SeaQuest and I've never forgotten your advice to me when we first met, "Every kid needs to catch a fish at least once in their life." Jim
Stephen Schondel left a message on February 1, 2021:
So sad to hear about Jeff,truly the smartest guy in the room,my personal condolences to his mom Mary and his brother Paul and also to the rest of his family, to say i've known him for most of his life is not only true but amazing, he'd always come into the barbershop and say here i am your longest customer, so with that Mary,Paul and the rest of his family He and you will be in our prayers. Peace and God Bless:Steve from Cardners barbershop
Carla Cabarle left a message on January 31, 2021:
Great friend, you will be missed. My condolences to the family and all who loved Jeff.
Scott Perkinson left a message on January 31, 2021:
Just thought I would share my most profound experience with Jeff. We were fishing about 3 miles off the Jersey shore in Jeff's semi-seaworthy vessel. There we were in huge chum slick from nearby party boats when our anchor line got wrapped around the propeller shaft. We all took turns diving under the boat with a fillet knife to take a couple cuts at the rope which had become melted into hard plastic case around the shaft. Seas were kinda rough and it was not long before all aboard were completely spent! We made little headway made on the plastic case. In the end we had to call seatow for for a diver and we all got home safe but it was my most harrowing experience at sea. Thank you Jeff for the wonderful memory and all the good memories aboard the Semper Fi!! Travel well!! Scott (Skully) Perkinson
Scott Major left a message on January 31, 2021:
I'll always remember our Geomatics and Ecology classes together, bit even more so, our reconnecting after graduating. Our passion for fishing brought us together at Sandy Hook and the fish tagging trips on the Mi-Jo. Rest in peace, friend.
Helen left a message on January 31, 2021:
Rest In Peace my friend. Your memory will always be with me, especially when I am out in nature. I learned so much from you and your love for our natural world was so evident and infectious in every way to everyone lucky enough to experience it. It truly was a privilege to work with you for so many years. Your work passion was a gift to the American Littoral Society. I'm so sad you are gone. Helen Our deepest condolences to the family -- and especially Jeff's boys. You were a source of pride and joy for him. In sympathy, Helen and Jeff Henderson
Lindsay Weil left a message on January 31, 2021:
Jeff taught me so much and believed in me, he helped me see the naturalist in myself. He was a genuine guy with many passions and the Littoral Society was lucky to have him and the program he ran. Jeff will live on through all the good memories and laughs. Rest east and love to your family Jeff.
Daphne Yu left a message on January 31, 2021:
Jeff was one of the most influential people in my life, seeing as though his passion for his work and the environment sparked my own interest and dedication in pursuing an ecology degree. He taught me a lot about staying true to who you are and seeking your own happiness, and not by living for others.
john rosendale left a message on January 31, 2021:
In memory of Jeff R. Dement, john rosendale lit a candle
Andrea Shadel left a message on January 31, 2021:
We're so saddened at the loss of our dear friend. We've spent a lot of time in the outdoors together laughing and discussing trees. You made every event at ALS special and anytime we saw you outside of work. You'll be deeply missed. Our condolences to his sons and family. Keith and Kevin - you are the joy of his life and he always spoke so proudly of you both.
Gary Sisto left a message on January 31, 2021:
Dear Jeff: I will miss my impromptu visits to your waterfront apartment in Highlands where we admired the view and talked about life. You were one big fish, buddy. Sleep well with your cohort in the sea.
Sam Morris left a message on January 31, 2021:
Jeff, though we lost touch over the years I really enjoyed the times we jammed years ago together with you on Bass guitar, Sean Bowler on rhythm / lead guitar and me on keyboards. You were always a great guy and a lot of fun, your dedication to making a difference in the field of sciences is amazing. I wish your family much comfort during this time, and may peace be with you!
Carolyn Lindstrom left a message on January 31, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, The Lindstrom Family
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Alex Brokken left a message on January 31, 2021:
To a great neighbor and friend. We had a lot of fun fishing , and hanging out after school. I remember you catching that 10 lb bass when we went under the bridge going back to your dock. Also playing BB gun wars in the woods and numerous other fond memories. You accomplished a lot and will be sorely missed. My prayers go out to the Dement family. Jeff will be catching the big ones up in Heaven now.
Bruce dillin left a message on January 31, 2021:
He got to do what he loved
Keith Dement left a message on January 30, 2021:
In memory of Jeff R. Dement, Keith Dement lit a candle
Eileen Miller left a message on January 30, 2021:
God Bless you Jeff.
Joe Dews left a message on January 30, 2021:
Rest In Peace, brother.
Joe Dews left a message on January 30, 2021:
Rest In Peace, brother.
Brian left a message on January 30, 2021:
Tight lines my friend, until we meet again
AJ&DMAN left a message on January 30, 2021:
We will not let your efforts go to waste! We will continue what you started and we will improve on it the way you wanted. We will miss you but know your guidance is still with us! #TightLines our friend!
Kenneth and Carla Cabarle left a message on January 30, 2021:
Friend, Father, Fisherman, Iron worker, naturalist and a true teacher with a passion for his students and for the conservation of our fisheries resources. What a great bassist and musician. I will miss like a brother. RIP Jeff
Samantha Glover left a message on January 30, 2021:
Thank you for making my internship one of the best summers of my life. Fish on Jeff, love ya.
John Rosendale left a message on January 30, 2021:
Jeff was a great friend, a staunch ecologist, wise, funny, perceptive, and genuine. The stories and experiences that Jeff shared with us will forever be told and his memory will be kept alive. JR
Woolley Boglioli Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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