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Obituary for Patrick M Jeffords

Patrick Michael Jeffords

Patrick Jeffords died January 16, 2024 at Oak Creek Place in South Milwaukee.  He was 78.

Patrick, the son of Leo Jeffords and Lily (Gabrielson) Jeffords.  Patrick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Dec. 31, 1945. His family lived in Wing Foots around age 7.  Patrick attended Washington school on Packard Ave. in Cudahy.  He attended Cudahy High School where he participated in football. When he was a senior, he played Mr. Vandaan in the “Diary of Anne Frank”. 

Patrick went to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and MATC, where he received his associate degree.  He started at Johnson Controls while in school.  Working for many years, he retired as a senior buyer.    But Patrick was not ready to play golf, so he began to work at ITT even though it was in Illinois.  He worked there for about 20 years and finally retired at the age of 62.

Patrick loved to walk and often walked several miles a day.  He had many other interests.  Summerfest each summer provided days of fun and music.  His collections of movies, music videos and 33 LP’s were huge and provided hours of entertainment. Patrick supported the Friends of the Zoo and attended their events.  When he traveled, he preferred to drive to his destination like the time he drove to Mount Rushmore.

Patrick never married but he had 3 nephews and 1 niece.  He attended all their weddings. He traveled to Chicago, San Antonio, and Silver Spring, Maryland.  At Christmas and on their birthdays, they always received cards.  Then came the grand nephews and nieces.  They too were always remembered although they lived in different states. Patrick is survived by his sister, Maureen Walter and her son, Michael, his sister Eileen Jeffords and his brother, Kevin Jeffords and his wife Shirley Jeffords, their children Sean Jeffords and his wife Beth and daughter Lily, and Ryan Jeffords and his wife Elisa and their sons, Oliver, Dean and Wesley and Kelly (Jeffords) Paniker and her husband Fabian and their children, Madison, and Lucas.

His wish was to be cremated with no service. If you wish to donate in his name, please send donations to the Milwaukee Zoo.