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Jeffrey Scott “Jeff” Bossler

Jeffrey Scott “Jeff” Bossler of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2020.

Jeff worked at Discover Card for many years. He loved to watch NASCAR and he was an avid Eagles fan. In later years, he participated in the Point of Hope, Brain Injury Program. While there he enjoyed working with computers and socializing with friends.

Jeffrey was predeceased by his father, Henry J. Bossler; and his mother, Kathryn C. Bossler. He is survived by his sisters, Cindi Jennings (Kevin) and Gail Beebe (Blaine); brother, Roger Bossler; nephews, Bryan, Matthew, Daniel, Kevin, Blaine and Jim; and nieces, Jody and Tracy.

Jeff’s family would like to thank the staff at the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill, Candee One for the excellent care they provided.

Interment will be held privately at Gracelawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jeff’s memory to DHCI, 100 Sunnyside Road, Smyrna, DE 19977.

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  • Jeff Rest in peace my dear friend, May the good Lord take care of you. And condolences to your family. Junior & Terry

  • I worked at Discover Card and remember Jeff, and I’m very very sorry for his passing.

  • I just wanted you to know how deeply saddened I was on your loss. You know how very close Jeff and I once were. I was proud to call him my friend and I will miss him very much. We have lost one of the kindest and gentlest people I have ever had the privilege to know. Some of my greatest memories of were Bosco when we were kids. I am feeling your pain and sorrow at this difficult time. You have my sincere sympathy

  • Cindi and family, I’m sorry for the loss of your dear brother. You were a constant support in the last few years and making sure he was at a place like Point of Hope ensured that he had the best care. Thinking of you with thoughts and prayers at this sad time. Jenny Mabrey

  • My condolences to Jeff’s family .
    I remember Jeff when I was little. He would hang out with my cousin Georgie at my Aunt Rosie’s house. He would always tease me and my sister Sharon in a good way! I have great memories of him. Rest in peace Jeff God Bless ❤

  • My prayers for Jeff’s family and friends. He was a good man. We worked together at discover for many years.

  • Rip in peace Jeff. I knew you and your family from church at Faith Lutheran when we were kids growing up and St Marks. May God be with your family.

  • I am so very sorry to hear this, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time. Rest in peace Uncle Jeff.

  • I don’t know where to begin. I want to give some testimonial, a eulogy so to speak regarding my friend Jeff Bossler. I respect that Cindy and Kevin have made Jeff’s funeral private and feel such guilt and remorse that I did not keep in touch with Jeff after his stroke. For that I will ever feel the guilt of not reaching out more. First and foremost words cannot express my love and appreciation for Cindy and Kevin and knowing the love and devotion for Jeff. Jeff and I became friends around the age of 11 maybe earlier. Jeff lived on the upper end of Somers Avenue Swanwyck and was good friends with the Sturgis, Jesters and Dubois families to name a few. It did not take long for Jeff to become good friends with others on the street like the Phillips, Grahams, Trusello’s, Jennings and me and to include a host of others who lived a few doors down. We played every sport imaginable, sometimes creating our own. We played Football in the street, walked to the park to play baseball, hung at my house or in the street to play basketball and never touched base at home until the street lights came on. It was a great time to be a kid. We were the Somers Avenue street boys and took that very seriously. If it was not sports it was hours of Risk or other board games and sleep overs. Jeff was our rock when it came to team play against other teams in our neighborhood. Jeff as a youth was a big boy for lack of better words. He played center on our football team. Jeff was a beast and you could not rush past him. I appreciated that given I typically was the Quarterback. He was our goalie when we played hockey. Jeff only cared about contributing and being a part of the gang. I dont recall winning many games that he missed. Jeff was always happy go luck and just enjoyed being a part of the Somers Avenue boys. More importantly Jeff was a great listener. We could sit for hours around a camp fire, talking about the good, the bad, the ugly. I miss that more then words can say. Life was not easy in our youth, with many a good friend dying because of suicide, getting girlfriends pregnant, drug overdose or other. Enough said. I can recall Jeff’s parents being a bit stricter with Jeff and his freedom then most parents. For some reason, I seemed to get a pass on this and so did my parents. This allowed Jeff and I to hang out a lot and be able to participate as member of the 5th NY Zouaves an American Civil War reenactment group when we were teenagers. These were amazing weekends of travel and fun. We recruited the entire Somers Avenue boys. Jeff was initially our Flag carrier. Jeff with his size, full beard (at 16 lol) and intimidating look was the perfect fit to securing our battle flag. It was never taken. Jeff quickly earned the nickname Bosco during this time as he led our Somers Avenue boys into battle. He became a Super Hero of sort and everyone knew Bosco both North and South. I always considered him larger than life. This was an awesome time. I should mention Jeff’s look with the beard prior 21 and 18 at the time in Jersey had its advantages. We were no Angels, lol. As we became young men, I married. Friends went separate ways but not Jeff and I. We continued to go to concerts hang out and attached to the hip. Jeff managed our ice hockey team and we were connected through thick and thin. I was his wing man and he was mine. I had kids and Jeff became Uncle Jeff. Jeff a single man with a huge heart was always over for just about anything to include helping with gift wrapping at Christmas, putting up the Christmas tree, preparing horse shoe pits, icing down the keg, you get the picture. Jeff and I always exchanged gifts at Christmas. His were always the best, well thought out and personal. Jeff was always giving, and had such love and devotion to family and friends. He loved his family. Jeff had awesome character. Jeff eventually met Carroll and asked me to be his best man. It was truly an honor. Jeff and I drifted apart after his marriage as he shifted his attention to his personal life and marriage. Unfortunately we were never able to be just be Keith and Jeff like the old times. I missed that. It is what happens I guess when you take on new responsibilities and mature. It was great to read that Jeff was a member of Point of Hope. My son who also has a brain injury is at Point of Hope. I can imagine Jeff really enjoying being at POH. Regardless, Jeff is and always will be one of the most amazing and best memories of my life. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • I worked with.Jeff at Discover . He was.funny and fun.and never shy.in expressing his opinion, whether you wanted it or.not. i have.seen posts referring to him here and there and always wondered what had happened. I’m sad to know that such a lovely man was.taken down so cruelly. Rest in peace my friend.