Kersting, Joseph Jeffrey "Jeff"
February 4,1956 - August 13, 2018, Jeff lost his battle with ALS on August 13, 2018. He was born in Pittsburgh ,Pennsylvania. He attended the University of Pittsburgh graduating with MS and BS degrees in Geology. He resided in New Orleans, LA. working as a Geophysicist for the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management(BOEM). Jeff was an ardent Pittsburg Steelers fan. He loved to hike, woodwork, play music scuba dive and watch the news.
He leaves behind his wife, Kathy DeJean, Ian Kersting his son, Graham H. Burk his step- son, Jim and John Kersting brothers and many family and friends that loved him dearly.
Jeff and Kathy retired to New Mexico in 2015. He was able to enjoy the land he loved . Always ready for a hike with a twinkle in his eyes and an "okkiedookie ".
Special thanks to Diane and Bill Balchunas( sister and brother in law) for their undying support and love.
Special thanks to Melonie Huntsman, Ashley Garcia and Paige Diamond for the love and care given to us.
Special thanks to Paradigm Physical Therapy, Enchanted Hills Home Health , Soleo and Heritage Health Care and Hospice of New Mexico.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to ALS Research and Hospice of New Mexico.
"For what it is to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?
And what it is to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top, then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance."
Kahilil Gibran , THE PROPHET