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Jeffery J. Jordan, 63, Belmont


Belmont, NY – Jeffrey J. Jordan, 63, of Greenwich Street, passed away on June 18, 2023, at home surrounded by his family. He was born June 3, 1960, in Wellsville, the son of the late John and Mary (Knapp) Jordan.

Jeff was a life-long resident of Belmont, graduating from Belmont Central School in 1978. While in school he played Sousaphone in the school band. While growing up he was also an altar boy at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Upon graduating he worked for his father as a contractor for several years. He was a 15 year employee of the Village of Belmont, he also worked at the Genesee Valley Nursery. Outside of his employment he was heavily involved with the Sons of the American Legion, both local and national chapters. Locally, he was a charter member oft eh Herbert W. DeLong Squadron #808, serving as the first Commander, and was a member for 40 years; on the county level he was a member of the 8th District Sons, holding most offices at some point, especially Adjunct and Commander; for the state he was member of both the 7th and 8th districts, serving on many committees, as Vice Commander and Commander from 1988 – 1989; nationally he served as an Alternate Executive Committeeman, and attended many national conventions. Locally, he was also an active member of the Belmont Fire Department for many years, joining on August 10, 1978, and serving as president from 1985 – 1990; he also was a longtime member of the Belmont Conservation Club.

He is survived by: a sister,  Marilyn Jordan of Johnson City; nephews, Jon Paxhia, Jake Paxhia, Anthony (Sarah) Paxhia, and Vincent Paxhia; as well as several cousins. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a nephew, William Jordan.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 24, 2023 from 11 am – 1 pm at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home of Belmont, 17 Schuyler Street. His funeral will follow at 1 pm in the Funeral Home with the Sons of the American Legion presiding.

Please consider memorial donations to the Herbert DeLong American Legion #808, 29 Schuyler Street, Belmont, NY 14813, or to the Belmont Fire Department, 80 Schuyler Street, Belmont, NY 14813.

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