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Jeff Colley

 


wrightskyguy  (D 19665)

Jan 21, 2011, 5:56 AM
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Just got the word that Jeff Colley, a long time Palatka jumper, passed away this morning. Jeff took his FJC there, got all of his ratings, and later managed the DZ for many years. He sometimes came off as a little gruff, but he loved his freinds, and like many of us, skydiving profoundly changed his life. I was lucky to know and work with him.


GatorNation  (A License)

Jan 21, 2011, 6:06 AM
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I don't know what to say. Very sad. Frown


sanes7  (C 37853)

Jan 21, 2011, 6:27 AM
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How did Jeff die? This is the first I've heard of it. He did an AFF jump for me and my son about 5 years ago, and I've seen him on several trips to Palatka. I'm sorry to hear about his passing. My condolences to the family.

Mike Sanes


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Jan 21, 2011, 6:37 AM
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Very sad news, indeed. Frown He was the cameraman for my son's first tandem; he did a great job! My thoughts are with his family and his Palatka family today.


TAXIWAY

Jan 21, 2011, 9:55 AM
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Blue skies my friend fly free.


jonstark  (D 8298)

Jan 21, 2011, 12:08 PM
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Any relation to Vance Colley?


Bolas  (D License)

Jan 21, 2011, 4:10 PM
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A little gruff?!?!?! Shocked
Tongue

Blue Skies Forever Jeff. Smile


mwabd1  (D 25298)

Jan 21, 2011, 5:24 PM
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Jeff,

Thank you for being patience and teaching me how to skydive and for being there when I was attempting to do things that would have led to my demise. Thank you for taking the time to teach me how to fly a rock steady camera to film peoples first skydive. Thank you for teaching how to pull off some awesome CRw jumps with 2 Stilettos and a Velocity. Thank you for being the first person to walk out to the landing area and tell someone when they were endangering my life and most of all thank you for being my friend, I will miss you.


freefalle  (D 27777)

Jan 21, 2011, 8:40 PM
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Jeff, I'll miss you, you grumpy old fuck! thanks for being my friend. You will be missed and Im sure talked about often. Fly free


lowpull  (D 18385)

Jan 22, 2011, 8:23 PM
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There are no one that Jeff came in contact with that are not better for the experience. Jeff may have ruffled a feather or two with his not-so-subtle approach, nor his starkly honest personality, but he truly wanted everyone to do better at whatever they tried to do. I was one of Jeffs best friends for better than 15 years, and I have seen him give so freely of himself time and time again to help someone out.
"Dude, you are going to kill yourself doing that dumb shit, why not try this instead?"
Even when I was teaching Jeff to be a skydiver, he was teaching me to be a better person.
Jeff, Peter Draper and I survived some things that are still not to be believed to this day, and Jeff was always Jeff.
There is a nothing in my heart and soul that will forever be there that losing my friend brought on.
Jeff, I loved you and afmired you for so many things, and cherish your friendship as one of the best things in my life.
Pam made it possible for Jeff to go out with dignity, and peace in his heart. He died with his boots on, and was comfortable at the end.
Your friend and admirer
Ralph


Electronaut  (C 38872)

Jan 23, 2011, 5:59 PM
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Blues Jeff!


Kolla  (D License)

Jan 24, 2011, 11:32 AM
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Ahhh Jeff...
Gruff indeed, but wouldn't have wanted him any other way.
As long as there is purple, we will remember Jeff.

~Kolla.


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Jan 24, 2011, 12:53 PM
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To all who are interested, Skydive Palatka will be celebrating "Purple Day" in memory of Jeff on Saturday, Feb. 5th.



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