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Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer - Posted By Maxx


June 12, 1962 - January 2, 2014





On November 28, 2013, Jeff posted his last status update on his Facebook page.  Being a very religious person, his status on that day was simple and elegant, the passage shown above from II Timothy 4:7.

At 5:30 AM on January 2, 2014, our friend and colleague Jeff made the final trek into the light and, no doubt, met his beloved Mother and his Saviour Jesus Christ at the Rainbow Bridge, where he was escorted into the Gates of Heaven to sit at the right side of God the Father.

He was our Team Member, and we all loved him, but, more importantly, we all respected him.  In fact, everyone who ever knew him respected him for the work he did throughout his life.  I have tried to count all the ways that he helped all of us but the list is so extensive that one loses count after awhile.  It is conservatively estimated that Crip created nearly 500 unique SMF themes, but that number may indeed be much greater.  He did this while sitting in his wheelchair and using sticks in his mouth to tap out commands on his mouse and keyboard because of the terrible accident that occurred when he was only 25 years old that paralyzed him from the neck down.

Jeff is now at peace with his disability.  In the last year, he lost both his Mother and his Father, and missed them both very much, but is now, no doubt, making themes in Heaven for his God.  He will be missed by all who loved and respected him.


Jeff and his beloved Mother from the early years

~ before the accident that took his mobility ~


On the evening of New Years Day, Jeff had a good last supper, according to his sister-in-law Connie, and then went to bed early, as was his custom.  He woke up early on the morning of January 2nd, as was also his custom, gave Connie some simple last instructions, and went back to sleep.  He never woke back up and passed at 5:30AM that morning.  According to Jeff's wishes, there will be no Funeral Service for him, and he requested that no flowers be sent or donations made in his honor.  For those who knew him, you all know that he was a simple man.  His only instruction for us was "that ZarPrime and Maxx keep my website going for as long as they can."  We will adhere to his wishes as long as we can but we may seek help from some of you who might choose to volunteer to help us.

Despite the fact that Jeff didn't want anyone to go out of their way to honor him, Connie gave me an address so that those of you who wanted to could send messages or cards of Condolence or remembrances of our friend.

Jeffrey P Rodefer





Jeff, or Crip, as we knew him, in later years

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Re: Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer
« Reply #10 on: Jan 03, 17, 10:17:15 AM »
Yikes! I said i wasn't gonna miss it and did! Too busy thinking about going back to work!

Miss ya, bro! Knock 'em dead up there! :)

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Re: Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer
« Reply #11 on: Jan 11, 17, 06:10:27 PM »
Thank you for what appears to be kind and thoughtful words. Although Jeff did all this work and free to all. He had made a mark in the world to toughs  of us that worked with him and as far as all the people that use and have used his work, there are very few who even stop by to say anything at all or to thank him :(

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Maxx

Thanks for the kind words. Yes, my intent was pure good. I only wanted to thank both Jeff and yourselves that run this beautiful site, which is obviously helpful to so many.

Yes, I did forget to say Merry Christmas, so a belated one to all of you and Jeff included of course, it's his thread after all... and Happy New Years too - to anyone that might be reading.

I'd like to urge anyone else that makes use of Jeff's works to comment... though I know from what you said he doesn't need the glory or ego massage, it creates an energy of movement, and this is such a great site. It's one way to support it.

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Re: Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer
« Reply #12 on: Jan 14, 17, 12:55:48 PM »
Speaking of supporting Jeff's site, do you have a donations button here? I would like to know if when I have extra money that I could show some appreciation. I hope this isn't considered off topic.

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Re: Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer
« Reply #13 on: Jan 14, 17, 04:49:53 PM »
That is very considerate of you, however we do not take or except Donations, to us as well as the SMF community! We are keeping this site up in the memory of a great friend.

Thank you and kind regards
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Re: Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer
« Reply #14 on: Jan 14, 17, 05:15:46 PM »
Okay then, that's that cleared up then. :sb:  Just thought that perhaps it would help with costs. But anything done from the heart like that is precious, so I see why you're wanting to do things that way.

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Re: Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer
« Reply #15 on: Nov 18, 17, 06:19:44 AM »
Does anyone have an image of Jeff so we can get these images posted again?

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Re: Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer
« Reply #16 on: Nov 18, 17, 09:17:05 AM »
I thought these were on our server?


No, I do not have the pics.  :P

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Re: Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer
« Reply #17 on: Nov 18, 17, 10:05:15 AM »
Don't worry, I've found 8 of them courtesy of Les. I may make a collage or just add them all to the gallery.

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Re: Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer
« Reply #18 on: Nov 18, 17, 10:10:14 AM »
What a relief!...........Thought those might be lost.


We should store those on our server. No need to link to outside hosts is there?

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Re: Crip AKA Jeffrey P Rodefer
« Reply #19 on: Nov 18, 17, 10:35:40 AM »
Of course you mention that AFTER I upload them to my server and take about 20 minutes to edit the first post! LOL

I'll upload them here and re-edit the post. LOL