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Jeffrey R. Nafis

April 1, 1959 - June 22, 2014
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Jeffrey Richard Nafis, 55, passed away suddenly at his home on June 22nd. Jeffrey was born on April 1, 1959 in Huntington, New York to the late Charlotte and Donald Nafis. Jeffrey spent most of his life in Sparta, New Jersey and developed a love for the wooded, suburban town. He left Sparta to serve in the United States Marine Corps before returning to his hometown where he served as a member of the Sparta Township Police Department. He quickly climbed the ranks within the police department and held many positions including that of First Lieutenant. During his career at the police department, Jeffrey touched the lives of many people and...
Jeffrey Richard Nafis, 55, passed away suddenly at his home on June 22nd. Jeffrey was born on April 1, 1959 in Huntington, New York to the late Charlotte and Donald Nafis. Jeffrey spent most of his life in Sparta, New Jersey and developed a love for the wooded, suburban town. He left Sparta to serve in the United States Marine Corps before returning to his hometown where he served as a member of the Sparta Township Police Department. He quickly climbed the ranks within the police department and held many positions including that of First Lieutenant. During his career at the police department, Jeffrey touched the lives of many people and earned a reputation of being a tough, but fair cop and someone who worked to improve his community. After 26 years of service, Jeffrey retired and shifted his efforts into expanding upon his longtime locksmithing skills and opening his own business- Nafis Lock, Safe, and Security. Jeffrey was a certified master locksmith, member of the International Association of Investigative Locksmiths, and a member of the Associated Locksmiths of America. Jeff enjoyed his locksmithing and spent most of his time refurbishing safes, assisting people with their locksmithing needs, and attending and teaching locksmith seminars. Jeffrey was a natural teacher and enjoyed sharing all aspects of his knowledge to help those around him grow. He was a long time member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church in Newton. Jeffrey is survived by his wife Moe; children: Shawn, Jamie, her husband Rob, Kayla, Alan, and Lauren; his older brother Andy, his wife Elizabeth; his twin George, his wife Joan, their two children Hope and Donnie; his cousin Tara; and his uncle George Martin. Jeffrey is remembered as a strong individual who spent his life serving his community. He was always the first to arise to a challenge and the last to leave. He dedicated his life to elevating those around him and being a helping hand in every way he could. He will be truly missed. Friends may call Wednesday, June 25, 2014 from 2-4, 7-9pm at the Goble Funeral Home, 22 Main St., Sparta, NJ 07871. A funeral service will be held at 10am Thursday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 37 Newton Sparta Rd., Newton, NJ 07860.
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"Dear Lauren and Family Please accept my condolences for your loss. I did not know your father but his dedication to community is very much a part of his..." Eileen Hodges (Teaneck, NJ)

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