Jeffrey Michael Jaeggi – Obituary – Born in June 1950 and died in July 2018
Jeffrey Michael Jaeggi passed away on July 7, 2018 after a 2 and 1/2-year battle with Mesothelioma cancer.
Born on Long Island, New York to parents: Kenneth and Gloria Jaeggi (deceased). He grew up on Long Island and attended schools and colleges in New York.
He earned a B.A. in English literature from the State University of Buffalo, New York and a Masters in Education at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York.
He is survived by his wife, Sherry Maples, his older brother, Ken Jaeggi and Ken’s wife, Patti. Their children, Kristine Jaeggi, Kevin and Katherine McDonald. He is also survived by his niece, Laura Patracullo, her husband Joe and their son, Nicholas. And survived by his nephew, H.K. Michael Jaeggi and his wife Ashlee and their children Cameron and Maggiie He was a step-dad (also known as Papa Jeff) to his wife, Sherry two daughters: Cheyenne Maples and Maranatha Weeks. Which made him Grandpa to Sabrinna Maples; Tyrek Hathaway; Kate, Michael and Brandi Burnsworth; Justin Maddex; Ronald and Jacob Harris. There are six great-grandchildren: Christopher and Rachel Heller; Dawn Snyder; Brayson Hathaway; Ava Snyder and Paelynn Maddex.
Jeff started out as a teacher and worked with many gifted students in New York and in Southern California. He went back for training in Basic and Cobalt and ended up as a Computer Aided Software Engineer and had a career in Aerospace in Southern California with Hughes Aircraft-Radar Systems and Northrop Grumman-Space Technology and retired at the age of 57.
Jeff and his wife, Sherry moved to Albuquerque in 2012 and fell in love with the “Land of Enchantment”. They spent their vacations exploring different cities and National Parks all over New Mexico.
Jeff was an amateur musician, singer and song writer and played the guitar, piano, violin and trumpet. He landed a contract in Hollywood with the music industry which is the reason he moved from New York to California. He didn’t like being on the road and soon went back to teaching in the Los Angeles area before moving onto Aerospace.
He met his future wife, Sherry in Irvine, California and they quickly found they had the same interests in playing musical instruments, enjoying concerts and cycling. Sherry got him interest in owning and driving Corvettes which got them out traveling to different places. They joined several Corvette car clubs in California and New Mexico. Their travels eventually led them to settle down in Albuquerque, NM. They were together nearly 26 years
In lieu of flowers we request you make a donation to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation in memory of Jeffrey Jaeggi. You can make a donation online at: www.curemeso.org/donate or mail a check to 641 S Street NW, Washington, DC 20001. Phone: 877-363-6376 Please reference Jeff’s name in the “in memory” field online or on your check.
A memorial service will be held at Daniel’s Funeral Services at 4310 Sara Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124, on 7/26/18. Visitation from 1 PM to 2PM and Services 2 PM to 4 PM with a reception to follow at Jeff and Sherry’s home in Albuquerque. Contact Sherry at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.