Jeremy Talbot Scheffer, born in Southampton on March 22, 1982, and last residing in Huntersville, N.C., passed away Nov. 27 as a result of a vehicular accident.
Jeremy had a heart of gold and was known for never meeting a stranger. Jeremy considered himself a mix of Yankee-Southern style. He spent his early childhood in Mattituck before moving to Forest, Va., for most of his elementary and middle school years. After relocating to Welcome, N.C., he graduated in 2000 from North Davidson High School. He attended East Tennessee State University and had a stint in the Navy in Chicago, Ill.
He then moved back to New York for several years to revisit where he spent his early childhood and became an avid cyclist. He returned to North Carolina in 2008 to be home again with family and was employed at Spirited Cyclist in Huntersville. Jeremy found joy in whatever he did and brought a passion to his every pursuit.
Jeremy is survived by his sister, Jillian Scheffer of Charlotte, N.C.; his mother and stepfather, Jean and Scott Hoffman of Huntersville; his father, Jack Scheffer of Madison, N.C.; his aunts and uncles: Patti and Jerry Heaney of Texas, Jackie and David Zuhoski of New York, Tom and Ellen Talbot of New York, John and Rebecca Talbot of Virginia, Mary and Tim Barry of Massachusetts, Chris and Barbara Talbot of New York, Alicia and Gary Ferguson of Virginia, Laura and John Abrahamson of Utah, Denise and Tony Antongeorgi of New York, Art and Regina Scheffer of New York, Jim and Donna Scheffer of Florida, Keith and Donna Scheffer of Florida, Brian and Donna Scheffer of Georgia and Barbara and Alan Watt of New York; and 36 close first cousins.
He also leaves behind a host of friends from Mattituck to Huntersville. His family and friends were his whole world and he will be greatly missed.
A funeral Mass will be conducted at 11 a.m., Friday, Dec. 3, 2010, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Huntersville. The family will receive friends Thursday evening, Dec. 2, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Raymer Funeral Home in Huntersville.