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Jeff L. Farber

November 8, 1963 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Jeff Farber Obituary

Jeff Leo Farber

AKA Chili

AKA Farber Mouse

11/8/1963-03/30/2024

Jeff Farber was born in November of 1963 to James “Jeff” and Judy Farber.  He has a younger brother, Jim Farber of Orange and older sister, Brenda Stanley of Colorado Springs.

Jeff grew up in Orange County and went to high school at El Modena.  Jeff was an amazing, natural athlete.  He excelled in high jump, baseball, softball, snow skiing, bowling and golfing over the years.

His claim to fame, as he said it, was box boy of the year at Vons.  He was what was called a “master packer.” He could help friends move and pack that truck up so that every last piece of furniture fit.

He attended Cal State Fullerton on a baseball scholarship.  His team won the college world series in 1984.  He was then drafted by the Chicago White Sox.  At the same time, a friend of his offered him a job at Heart Rate which he couldn’t pass up.

Jeff worked at Heart Rate his whole career.  He maintained many long term, loyal employees that he remained friends with up until his passing.  It was there where he met his wife, Andrea Lysinger.  It was her first job out of college.  Jeff pursued her and after a year, he won her heart.

Their relationship began in 1991 and they eventually married in 2001.  They never had children, but they did have plenty of dogs.  Jeff loved his Rottweilers and then moved on to Golden Retrievers.  He was survived by Abby Rose, boxer and Peyton Manning, Golden.

Jeff loved adventure and travel.  And danger!  He jumped from airplanes, scaled the hotel walls to get to his room and bungee jumped.  The last time from the Victoria Falls bridge in Africa.

His travels began early with annual cruises with his friends.  They made some great memories.

Then with his wife, they travelled extensively to Cabo, Brazil, Costa Rica, Peru, and Africa 4 times.  The 5th Africa trip was cancelled due to Covid.  Jeff had just started planning a wheelchair friendly trip to Portugal and Spain,.

When Jeff turned about 50, he started having peripheral neuropathy pain.  It started in his feet and gradually moved up his legs.  Over time, it became debilitating.  He used a walker for a few years and then was confined to a wheel chair near the end.  He contracted pneumonia and that’s when his fight ended.  He went quickly and very peacefully with his wife by his side.

Jeff was a kind, generous man and probably the funniest guy you’ll ever know. He gave so much and helped so many over the years.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.  RIP my friend.

 Services will be held on May 18 in Garden Grove with a "Celebration of Farbs" to follow in Anaheim.  Final details are coming soon.

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