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Jeffrey Scott Saphara

March 1, 1971 ~ February 5, 2020 (age 48)

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      Jeffrey Scott Saphara, 48, beloved husband, daddy, son, brother, and loyal friend left this earth way too soon, leaving a big hole in our hearts. 

     Jeff was born in Mount Kiscoe, New York on March 1, 1971 and passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020.

      He was preceded in death by his mother, Linda Osterhout Hook.   

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Jennifer Willett Saphara; his daughter, Emma Saphara; father, Laurence P. Saphara and his wife, Pamela; sister, Kimberly Saphara Peck; nephews, Zachary Decker, Jacob Peck and Nathan Peck; many aunts, uncles, cousins, and loyal friends.   

     Jeff served his country proudly for five years in the US Army.

     Jeff’s greatest passion in life was his family, friends and sports. Over the last several years he was able to combine both loves as he coached with Pender Youth Soccer Association. What started as “just one season” became an ongoing service that he loved as it allowed him to share his love of sports and athletics with pride and joy as he coached Emma’s team. “His girls”, wife and daughter, were always bringing him into their adventures. No matter how silly the request would be Jeff always joined in, he would laugh and say, “any day with my girls is a good day”.

     As a family we are deeply saddened by Jeff’s passing, but we are so grateful for the times we had with him. We are comforted in knowing how much he loved us and are certain Jeff continues to be with us, watching over us and caring for us as always. We will carry on with our lives trusting to see Jeff again when God reunites us in heaven. Until then…thank you for loving us. We are so grateful God made us a family.

     The family will receive friends 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home in Burgaw.

     A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 10, 2020 at Burgaw Cemetery with Pastor Nick Smith conducting the service.

    Shared memories and condolences may be sent to the family by selecting Tribute Wall.  

    In lieu of flowers, a charitable donation can be made to Help Hope Live – South Atlantic Transplant Fund for Beth Williamson Mills at

    A service of Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home Burgaw Chapel.

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February 9, 2020

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Quinn McGowen Funeral Home
308 W. Fremont St.
Burgaw, NC 28425

Graveside Service
February 10, 2020

11:00 AM
Burgaw Cemetery
Wallace Street
Burgaw, NC 28425


Help Hope Live – South Atlantic Transplant Fund for Beth Williamson Mills

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