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Jeffrey D. Goldammer

June 3, 1960 ~ September 26, 2021 (age 61)

Obituary

Jeffrey D. Goldammer

Most everyone Jeff encountered was met with a kind and friendly interaction, no matter whether he knew you. Confident in his opinions and conversational in almost any topic, he easily made connections with nearly anyone, making people feel at ease and leaving a clear impression.

Jeff

- was incredibly good natured and a compassionate man;

- was clear about right and wrong;

- was creative, playing and composing music for himself and for others;

- loved to sing and play guitar all night long;

- was a graceful writer;

- was known to coin words that became repeated by those who understood their context;

- was a skilled carpenter and painter;

- was often heard whistling his way through the day;

- selflessly and regularly offered friends and family a helping hand;

- encouraged those he knew to pursue their creative endeavors;

- loved his hometown of Pittsburgh for its character;

- was an avid supporter of the Pens, Pirates and Steelers;

- was full of love for his family and friends and gatherings of any nature;

- spent his childhood and holidays with his uncles, aunts and cousins in the US, celebrating;

- welcomed and enjoyed any opportunity to visit his family in Germany and embraced his uncle, aunts, cousins and their children;

- was willful and full of life.

- was focused, diligent and determined in any work he pursued; the only way to do anything was the right way.

- graduated from Pitt, cum laude.

- was an accomplished musician. He sang and played guitar, harmonica, and bass and wrote music with several bands including Kitsch and The Convenients. He had been recording a largely solo production of his own compositions in recent years.

- was dedicated to lending a hand. Jeff led in activism, including advocating the best for his community and taking on responsibilities without the expectation of anything in return.

- designed the original layout, prepared content and coordinated the production of the Hazelwood Homepage.

- beautifully renovated 3 homes in Greenfield.

- designed products, including the trademarked n@ symbol to modernize Pittsburghese.

Jeff spiced up everyone’s day with his wit and whimsy and fun-loving take on situations, at times cleverly playing the prankster.

He has gone much too soon.

Friends will be received on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and Friday from 10-2 p.m. in the Edward P. Kanai Funeral Home, 500 Greenfield Ave. 15207. Eulogies will be given between 12 and 2 p.m. on Friday. The family asks that all who attend, please wear a mask. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bridges Hospice.

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