Jeff Shea: Tribute to an AlbanyTri Enabler

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Jeff Shea was one of the organizers of the first ever Albany Community Triathlon in 2008. He was a strong advocate for school sports and served as co-chairman of the Albany High School Athletic Boosters in the 2000’s. The Albany community lost Jeff in April of this year due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.

Jeff and his wife Gail were big supporters of school athletics in Albany and Jeff continued to help out with the AlbanyTri organization and attended every event through 2019 despite his failing health. He posted a nice write up of the 2012 event including two dozen photos. That was the first year the triathlon took place in the renovated pool.

There will be a memorial service to celebrate Jeff’s life on Saturday, May 21st at 1:30 pm at Northbrae Community Church located at 941 The Alameda, Berkeley, CA 94707. All are welcome.

Jeff was president of the Albany Lions club in the 2000’s. His comment on this photo: “As president of Albany Lions Club (first term), I got to hand out some goofy awards–who says Lions don’t have fun?”

You can also visit Jeff’s online memorial website or make a donation to the Albany Athletic Boosters in his honor.


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