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 Jeffrey C “Jeff” Schrock

Jeffrey C “Jeff” Schrock

Birth
San Diego County, California, USA
Death 14 Feb 2004 (aged 49)
Monterey County, California, USA
Burial Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, USA
Memorial ID 92769633 · View Source
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Jeffrey C. Schrock died on February 14, 2004 in Monterey. Born in San Diego, CA on November 6, 1954, he lived in Carmel and Monterey for the past 22 years. He was 49 years old.

A natural outdoorsman, Jeff was home whether exploring the ocean, desert, mountains, or canyons. He spent his early years hiking, climbing, mountaineering, and many times designed and made his own equipment. He had the uncanny ability to figure out how anything worked. As an amazing naturalist, he openly shared his joy and knowledge of the environment with all. He welcomed and embraced everyone in his path. His positive attitude, indomitable spirit, sense of humor, and unique vision inspired all those around him. Jeff always believed that success comes from doing good work and doing what you love.

In 1985, he pioneered eco-tourism on the Monterey Peninsula when he started his business Monterey Bay Kayaks in Monterey and Moss Landing. It combined his love of the ocean and his ingenuity with boats. The business enabled him to reach out to thousands of people of all ages and abilities. Monterey Bay Kayaks has been recognized by numerous agencies for its work promoting marine education and environmental awareness & stewardship. Most recently, he received the Ocean Champion Award from the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary Foundation. Jeff was a man of great integrity, courage and strength.

While growing a business and raising a family, he never let his 15-year battle with a brain tumor slow him down. Jeff's awesome friends and family provided him and his immediate family an amazing support network, especially during his last year. His family wants to thank you all for your help, and let you know how blessed they feel by your friendship.

Jeff is survived by wife and partner, Cass, two beautiful young children, Jenny and Max, mother Coral Schrock of La Mesa, CA, sisters Dyanne Riley of Prove UT, and Paula Schnell of San Diego, CA uncle & aunt Virgil and Ginny Schrock of Orinda, CA as well as numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Dr. Ralph E. Schrock of San Diego, Ca.

Funeral services were held on February 16TH at the Little Chapel by the Sea in Pacific Grove. Inurnment will be at the El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove. Arrangements made by Paul Mortuary. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on a later date to be announced. In lieu of flowers, any contributions can be made to The Jenny and Max Schrock Education Fund, c/o Wayne & Cheryll Daniel, 141 San Remo Drive, Carmel, CA 93923. Published in The Monterey Herald on February 21, 2004


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  • Created by: Ms. Clyde
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92769633
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeffrey C “Jeff” Schrock (6 Nov 1954–14 Feb 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92769633, citing El Carmelo Cemetery, Pacific Grove, Monterey County, California, USA ; Maintained by Ms. Clyde (contributor 46994776) .