Jeff was a great guy; fabulous father, son, brother, husband and wonderful friend. The companies he worked for enjoyed his exceptional service, commitment and contributions as well. The lives he touched were enriched by his gentle humor; his patient personality and his warmth. Cheers. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, August 1, 1969; Jeff passed away in Oro Valley, Arizona on July 25, 2009; one week short of his 40th birthday. His death was sudden, unexpected and for now from reasons unknown. His loss is tragic, devastating and unfathomable to those he left behind. Jeff, one of three brothers, grew up in Philadelphia, in the Port Richmond neighborhood. His father was a fireman who had worked as an engineer on a fireboat for the Philadelphia Fire Department; his Mom volunteered and worked in the school library. Jeff and his family are Polish - a heritage that made him proud. Always an extremely bright kid with startling blue eyes, Jeff attended St. Adalbert's Catholic School in his grade school years, St. Joseph's Prep - an exclusive, private Jesuit High School; and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor where he majored in Aerospace Engineering graduating in 1991. Jeff also matriculated at Temple University where he attained an MBA with a marketing concentration in 1995. He later attended The University of Pennsylvania's The Wharton School of Business & School of Engineering and Applied Science where he obtained a certificate in Executive Technology Management in 2001. Jeff's professional career focused on sales, product marketing, engineering, e-commerce development, operations, product development, product development management and strategic sourcing. His employers included Dwyer Instruments Inc., Newtown PA; Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc., Willow Grove PA; Franklin Electronic Publishers, Burlington NJ; Schiller-Pfeiffer/Commercial Grounds Care Inc., Southampton PA plus Johnson Creek WI; and Rain Bird Corporation, Tucson AZ. Jeff was quietly interested in almost everything around him. He was a true Renaissance Man. He enjoyed cycling and body building, and his engineering brain was attracted to technology - especially computers. He was an avid reader, and in the last few years became a connoisseur learning about and enjoying wines from throughout the world and he liked a good smelly cheese. He enjoyed cooking and entertaining for family gatherings. Jeff also loved music and had a diverse and eclectic collection. He wrote poetry and was a fan of astronomy. Jeff also loved learning about everything around him - especially the Sonoran Desert in the last months of his life. Jeff's work gave him the opportunity to travel the world. In Singapore, he was the biggest guy on the floor in a clean room suit and he loved every minute of it. In rural China, the only hotel lodged him in the Presidential Suite which had nine couches. He called wife, Lynden, and talked while sitting on each and everyone. In Europe, he attended one of the most formal, old school and memorable black tie dinner events of his life. From the Great Wall of China to a celebration in Tijuana he was at home in many cultures and relished the chance to see and learn about them. He also celebrated cultural diversity at home. Jeff, Lynden and Sophia have had live-in child care/international students with them from the Ukraine, Tatiana; Brazil - Manuela Matos who lived with them in Pennsylvania and who has been with the family this summer; Marta from Poland; Cristina from Mexico and Noon from Thailand. In 1995, Jeff met Lynden Kidd and they married in 1998 in Moose, Wyoming at the Chapel of the Transfiguration. They lived in Newtown, Pennsylvania for ten years. In 2002, their daughter Sophia was born. Sophia and Lynden were the loves of his life. Jeff's work took them to the greater Milwaukee area in the summer of 2007. For 18 months they lived in Oconomowoc, WI where they have many friends. In December 2008, Jeff began working for Rain Bird Corporation in Tucson. The family moved to Marana AZ at the end of December, 2008. Jeff, Lynden and Sophia's time here has been a period of great happiness. Jeff was a devoted husband and doting father. Lynden and Sophia lit up his life and everyone who knew him was well aware of that fact. Jeff was often found noggin to noggin with Sophia conspiring some type of fun. Jeff was also a loving son, brother and with his friends - a deep cool well of support and light heartedness. Jeff and Lynden have a business called Next Iteration. Lynden manages the front office and Jeff supported the back office, Lynden in addition to his day job. Partners in every sense; Jeff was always looking for ways to bring joy to their lives; to make great things happen and to make a difference in the world. Jeff was a champion at having a zest for life; he was a happy, funny and wonderful guy who tackled every challenge with determination; skills and aplomb. Jeff was compassionate and loving in thought, deed, word and spirit. He made the world and the lives he touched better. He will be missed. Click Here to view the memorial service for Jeffrey Marcinowski.