Stephen Charles Jeffrey, 78, of Kennesaw, Georgia, passed away June 12, 2022, at Wellstar Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain. He was born January 13, 1944, in Atlanta, Georgia to his loving parents, Clifford Thomas and Elinor (Rosenberg) Jeffrey. He was a graduate of St. Mary’s in Clinton, Iowa, class of 1962 and graduated from Clinton Community College which lead to his career at IBM in Chicago. He retired from IBM in Atlanta after 30 years of service.
Steve was a devoted husband to his dear wife, Helene (Zielinski), for 54 years after the two met at Porky’s in Clinton, Iowa. He was also a loving father to his two daughters Judy and Christine.
He was drafted into the Army in 1966 and served two years, including being commissioned as a Sergeant in Vietnam, where he was awarded the Cross of Gallantry Vietnam for outstanding service. He concluded his service at Fort Hood in Texas.
Family members fondly remember him as a quiet, gentle giant with a great sense of humor. Anyone that knew him also knows that he enjoyed fishing, fishing, and more fishing, with a little bowling thrown in the mix. Show him a lake and a fishing pole and he could be out there all day long.
Steve is survived by his loving wife, Helene; children Judy (John) McGrath of Weston, Florida and Christine (Daniel) Morrow of Channahon, Illinois; brothers David (Barbara) Jeffrey of Clinton, Iowa and John (Elizabeth Anderson) Jeffrey of Las Vegas, Nevada; and grandchildren Nathaniel Morrow and Katherine Morrow both of Channahon, Illinois, Ashley Miller and Alyson Miller both of Weston, Florida. Also survived by Scott Miller, Skylar Van Mill, numerous nieces and nephews along with several other extended family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 21st at 11:00 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church (1618 Ben King Road, Kennesaw, Georgia 30144). Interment will take place at the Georgia National Cemetery (1080 Scott Hudgens Drive, Canton, Georgia 30114) at 3:00 p.m. where his nephew, Rev. Todd Zielinski will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to
Wounded Warrior Project (https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/donate),
In Their Honor Transports 501 Rabun Ct. Canton, GA 30115 (https://www.intheirhonortransports.com) or
Wellstar Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain (https://www.wellstar.org/community/foundation/donate - please designate Hospice Care).