Jeffrey Richard Yerxa, of Edgewater, FL passed away on August 29, 2023, in Orlando, FL.
He is survived by his loving wife Lori (Benedetto) Yerxa, his son, David Yerxa, daughter, Jaime Yerxa, partner, Sebastian Flowers, sisters Linda (John) Duckworth, Loretta (Scott) Davis and Terri (Richard) Bronder, brother Lawrence Yerxa and many nieces and nephews. Jeff is predeceased by his Parents James Hamilton Yerxa and Dorothea Butler Yerxa, brothers Frederick, James and Dale Yerxa.
Jeff was born on February 28, 1957, in Chelsea, MA but grew up in Saco, Maine and attended Thorton Academy. He later Joined the United States Army where he served his time in Germany. He was employed as a Merchant Marine on Tugboats in Louisiana but retired from the US Dept of Defense as Supervisor of Public Works in Key West, FL NASKW. Jeff married Lori and together they raised their children in Key West, FL for 25 years before retiring to New Smyrna Beach, FL.
Jeff was the Worshipful Master of KW Masonic Lodge #64 in 2016, the past president of the KW Shrine Club and a proud noble of the MAHI Shrine in Miami, FL. He spent much of his time volunteering for different charity events in the community and all who knew him knew that he would do anything he could to help those who needed it. He was loved by his family, friends, coworkers, and neighbors.
His ashes will be laid to rest in the Masonic Mausoleum in Key West, Florida.
Memorial Service Date TBD.