Jeff died May 28, 2021, at his home in Arlington, Texas.
He was born Nov. 11, 1961, in Fort Worth, Texas, and graduated from Arlington High School in 1980, where he was later honored as a Distinguished Alumnus.
At Princeton Jeff majored in psychology. He joined Cottage Club sophomore year but went independent as a junior and senior. JD played football as a freshman and sophomore, but his Princeton experience was defined by his beautiful singing voice and his four years as a Princeton Tigertone. He was a gifted singer and is an iconic member of the ’Tone family. Many of the idiosyncratic “rituals” that the current group still practices originated with JD.
Jeff enjoyed traveling, setting up Camp “La Mona Rosa” at the Kerrville Music Festival, saving and fostering lost dogs and cats, watching football, deep conversations, roaring fires, and taking care of “my Kathy.”
Jeff was preceded in death by his wife and the love of his life, Kathy in 2020. He was Uncle Jeff to a plethora of children among family and friends, but he and Kathy had no children of their own. Survivors include his mother, Molly Dalton; sister Dinah and her husband, Chris Menge; seven nieces and nephews, and many great nieces and nephews. Jeff leaves behind a legacy of love, caring, and selfless generosity to those of us who were privileged to call him our friend.