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Jeffery Scott Mallaber, aka “Jeffie Baby”, left this world on November 2, 2021. His battle with glioblastoma has finally ended, and he is free of pain and confusion as he happily takes his place in the beautiful realm of Heaven.
Jeff was born on November 10th, 1958, in Washington, D.C., to Clayton Ward Mallaber and Marilyn Behe Mallaber.
Jeff leaves behind his wife of 40 years, Allison Mallaber, of Waterford, Vermont. They met long ago at their place of work, Wonder Bread & Hostess Cake of Ocala, Florida. Jeff was smitten right from the first introduction to Allison, and Allison was head-over-heels for Jeffie.
Jeff also leaves behind his three daughters, Elizabeth Bonasera (and husband Nate), Olivia Drechsel, son-in-law Christian Drechsel, all of Littleton, Colorado, and Alicia Mallaber of St. Johnsbury, Vermont.
Nine grandchildren are now left without a Papa. From oldest to youngest, they are Jacob (JJ), Zoe, Samantha, Lana, Jadalynn, Julius, Jace, Isabelle, and Josephine (Josie). Jeff loved being a Papa, buying gifts, giving horsie-rides, reading books, and appropriately spoiling the grandchildren as only a Papa can do. He even introduced them to his invented gyrating, 2-fingered personality, “Captain Voot”!
Many relatives are mourning the loss of Jeff. His sister Julie Judy and her husband Ernie, Danielle and Chris Waymire, Krystal and Rod Cumbus, George and Diana Oram, James Oram, Dori and Bill Nanry, all of Florida, and Bev Doherty of Bedford, NH, many, many cousins, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews.
Jeff was preceded in death by his son-in-law Jacob Mercer of California, his mother and father, Marilyn and Clayton Mallaber, and mother-in-law Elaine Oram Cornett, of Florida, and brother-in-law Dan Doherty of New Hampshire.
Although Jeff graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Criminal Justice, his real passion was for medicine. He attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences College, and earned a degree as a Physician Assistant.
Jeff's love of medicine and helping people was where he shined. He spent almost 13 years working for Urology Associates in Denver, Colorado, and almost two years with The Rocky Mountain Men's Health Clinic before being diagnosed with glioblastoma.
Hiking in the Rocky Mountains with his family was an activity Jeff enjoyed. He spent time with his many dogs over the years, and even some cats. Jeff learned to love his wife's goats, sheep, chickens, and especially horses. His golf score never improved to competition level, but he did have a mean swing, and often played in the Denver area. He loved working out at the gym, swimming in oceans, lakes, and pools, and was known as “Runs With A Beer” after a close encounter with a shooter in a downtown Denver bar. Whether fishing in the ocean or a lake, Jeffie Baby could brag about his catches of enormous, toothy, man-eating fish with the best-of-them.
Jeff's generosity was a beautiful thing! He donated money to many charitable causes, and also took a personal interest in helping people in dire financial straits to pay their rent, buy groceries, and obtain much needed vehicles. Jeff's generosity was legendary.
Jeff Mallaber is already greatly missed. If you have any stories about Jeff you'd like to share, please send them to Jeff Mallaber c/o 131 Lee Farm Road, St. Johnsbury, Vermont 05819.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to GoFundMe, “Jeff Mallaber's battle with brain cancer” or to “Spay Today” in Lakewood, Colorado.
Memories and condolences may be shared with family at saylesfh.com.
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