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In Memory

Jeffrey Lee Terbeek

Jeffrey Lee Terbeek

Deceased May 17, 2014, Columbus, Ohio.

JEFFREY L. TERBEEK, age 66, died suddenly of natural causes on May 17, 2014. Beloved son of Ray L. and Margaret S. Terbeek, both deceased. Dear brother of Gary (Christine), loving uncle of David (Audra) Terbeek and Laura (Justin) Raney, great uncle of 5. Cousin and friend of many. Born and raised in Rocky River, OH, graduated from Ohio University and Cleveland State Law School (cum laude). Practiced law in Cleveland, was Rocky River City Prosecutor, and later continued to practice law in Columbus. Jeff was an avid golfer with an 11 handicap and active in the Ski Club. Those who knew him appreciated his wit and humor. Memorial donations to Charity Newsies www.charitynewsies.org. A memorial celebration of his life will be held. Published in The Plain Dealer from May 24 to May 25, 2014. See more at: http://obits.cleveland.com/obituaries/cleveland/obituary.aspx?n=JEFFREY-L-TERBEEK&pid=171115928#sthash.G9qmCsGe.dpuf


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08/31/16 11:03 AM #1    

Karen Murton (Jones)

All round great guy with a smile that lit up the room.

08/31/16 01:36 PM #2    

Rich Norcross

Karen totally agree,  Jeff was a buddy from Wooster first grade on through HS.   Contact was infrequent after graduation but will miss him.

08/31/16 09:45 PM #3    

Mark Nickels

Jeff passing was a real shock for me that hit close to home.   Jeff lived with me for a couple years in the early 70's. When I got out of the service we both needed a place to live. ( It was time for us to get out of our parents basements. ) So I bought a 2 family in Lakewood and Jeff rented a room.  It was a good time in our lives! Jeff was lawyering and I was selling cars. We both met our future wives during this time and we went our separate ways.  I lost touch with Jeff when he moved to Columbus and didn't hear about his death till Caravella gave me a call.. We were both saddened  and reminded just  how fast life can slip away. Jeff will be missed at the reunion.

09/01/16 10:40 AM #4    

Phil Dombey

i used jeff on my columbus cases, good atty and still had his good sense of humor. iwas also schocked , only found out on reunion website. life is indeed short, lets eat dessert 1st next week!

09/01/16 11:35 AM #5    

Tim Kinnan

Jeff was a great friend. He was a gifted musician, playing drums with our group "Delta T."  The world without him is a lesser place. 

09/01/16 12:59 PM #6    

Paige Henley (Reich)

My stomach dropped when I read there were memorial comments about Jeff Terbeek. I just didn't know. Maybe it's because I stay away from the In Memory Page because it saddens me, or maybe it's someting I knew but blocked out.  Whatever the reason, this is a loss the the world that Jeff is gone from it. 

I remember him so well from high school. He was fun-loving, smart as a whip, one of the nicest guys in our class, and with a smile for everyone. He went skim-boarding with the group that included Bob Reich whenever the "surf" was up. I wish I would have known him better as an adult, and bet he was a heck of an attorney. We all know that life is unfair. We all know that bad things happen to good people. That knowledge doesn't assuage our feelings.

09/01/16 01:52 PM #7    

Kathy Gressing (Owens)

Jeff was a special guy & lots of fun!  He helped my son & I in a law suite in in 1976 when I was back home for awhile.  Later he helped Rich adopt Walt & made the whole process so easy! I am sorry we lost touch but will always remember his jovial ways.

09/01/16 06:56 PM #8    

Lou Caravella

Jeff and I became good friends around our junior year at RRHS.  

We continued to be best of friends throughout college and thereafter.  For 4 years after grad school I trained at OSU and lived close to Jeff in Columbus.  We got together almost weekly, if not more often.

Jeff had a wonderful and clever sense of humor.  Laughter was always an integral part of any time spent with Jeff.  I can remember one time where we laughed endless during a drive  from Colmbus to Chicago where we went to visit mutual friends.  

And Jeff was always available to anyone who needed some help in any way or perhaps needed a shoulder to lean on.

Jeff was a gentle man and a good friend.  

He is truly missed.

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