Friday, June 18, 2010

Church Planter Jeff Reifsnyder With the Lord

Jeffrey Lynn "Sep" Reifsnyder went home to His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. He died at home under the care of his family and hospice after battling Hepatitis C and cancer.

Jeff was born June 8, 1958, in Ephrata¬łPa. Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Sandi Lynn and three cherished children Laurel Lynn, Emelia Lynn and Sawyer Lynn, all living at home. Jeff and Sandi would have celebrated their 22nd wedding anniversary on June 18.

Jeff loved his family and being involved in ministry. He led Bible studies, taught Sunday School, worked with youth and was a Church Plant Pastor at Cocalico Creek Fellowship.

He was always open to talk about his past drug and alcohol abuse and how, through a relationship with Jesus Christ his life was turned around. Jeff was given the nickname "Sep" early in life and is still remembered by that name by local friends and Ephrata classmates.

He enjoyed playing basketball, hiking and being outside by a campfire with friends. He also helped coach girls and boys basketball for a local basketball program.

Jeff was known for his sense of humor, athletic ability and boldness for the Lord.

Surviving in addition to his wife and children are his parents Jean and Jack Miller of Ephrata; two sisters, Amy Reifsnyder of Scotland, Connecticut; Bonnie Noll, wife of Doug Noll of Ephrata; one brother, Doug Heister of Marshville, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Anthony Reifsnyder. Anthony was married to Dee Reifsnyder of Lancaster. Her children, Jeff's step-siblings, are Tammy, George, and Wendy.

Jeff eagerly promoted organ and tissue donation. In 2008 he received a liver transplant at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Donations in Jeff's memory may be sent to: Gift of Life Donor Program, 401 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19123. Checks made payable to: Transplant House Attn. Michael Ludwig. The Transplant House provides a home away from home for up to thirty transplant patients and families who need to travel to the University of Penn and other Philadelphia medical centers.

A viewing will be held on Monday evening, June 21 from 6 to 8 PM and Tuesday morning, June 22 from 10 to 11 AM at the Reamstown Church of God, 400 Pfautz Hill Road, Stevens. The funeral service will be at 11 AM on Tuesday at the church with Rev. Stephen E. Hollinger officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Ephrata.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.


Anonymous jack brown said...

Jeff and Sandi not only talked the talk but they walked the walk. And our our brother has finished the race set before him for God's glory!No doubt to hear those words we alll long to hear, "Well done good and faithful servant." North Shore Bible Church will be praying for you all.

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