Former Fair Havenite and Rumson-Fair Haven Regional High School (RFH) graduate, Jeffrey D. Bennett, passed away suddenly on Dec. 7 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was 45.
Jeff grew up in Fair Haven. As an RFH student, he was known as an outstanding athlete, serving as captain of both football and basketball teams.
A graduate of Elon University, North Carolina, as a student there he was a member of the Elon Rugby team. Beyond his own college experience, “He loved Virginia Tech football, Seton Hall basketball, and his beloved NY Giants and Yankees,” his family said in his obituary.
“He leaves behind the loves of his life, his two sons Alexander Drew and Chase Holden.
“He is also survived by his soul mate and loving partner, Mary Katherine Booth, who he cherished and adored.”Loved ones of Jeff Bennett in his obituary
More about Jeff from his obituary …
Jeff served on the admissions staff at Elon University, Queens University of Charlotte, St. Andrews University, and Webber International University. His career path lead to a successful career in sales, most recently with Underscore Branding (Underscore) and Brand RPM in Charlotte.
Jeff relocated to Charlotte in 2000 after college and along with his good friend, Rich Saner, started the Rich & Bennett St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl, which grew to draw over 25,000 people from all over the world to Uptown Charlotte in 2019.
In addition to his children and soul mate, Jeff is survived by: his loving mother and father, Gary and Susan Bennett, of Fair Haven; his brother, Brian (Jaimie), of Fair Haven; his sister, Kerri (Dan), of Middletown; his nephews, Quinn, Bennett, and Jackson; and his niece, Harper.
A memorial service will be held at a future date.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to The Jeffrey D. Memorial Scholarship Fund at Elon University.