Jeffrey Andrew Widdows Friday, November 10, 1961 - Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cumberland, MD – Jeffrey Andrew Widdows, 55, of Cumberland, MD, passed away Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center.
 
Born November 10, 1961, in Kittery, ME, Jeff was the son of the late Charles E. Widdows, Jr., and Shirley Ann (Poling) Widdows.  He was also preceded in death by a brother: Bruce E. Widdows.
 
A graduate of Bishop Walsh High School, Class of 1979, Jeff was currently employed as a bailiff at the Allegany County Circuit Court and retired from the United States Post Office.  He enjoyed playing and teaching tennis in his younger years.  Jeff also enjoyed shopping, cooking, entertaining, and decorating for every holiday, especially Christmas, and was well known for his elaborate and extensive decorations throughout his house.  He was very active in Our Lady of the Mountains Parish performing all forms of tasks and enjoyed being “volunteered” by his best friend, Bobby Harden.  Jeff was a devout Catholic and enjoyed singing in the choir and cantering at Masses.  The “Gentle Giant” with a heart of gold will always be remembered by parishioners for his beautiful decoration at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cumberland, MD.  His friends and family will always remember his awesome grin and generosity. 
 
Jeff is survived by his brother: Douglas L. Widdows and wife, Judy; his sister-in-law: Donna D. Widdows, all of Cresaptown, MD.  He also leaves behind his uncle: James Rice and wife, Marcy, Cumberland, MD; his aunt Carol Poling and Mary Torrington, both of Boynton Beach, FL; his great aunt: Doris Geatz; his best friends: Joshua Kelty and Greg Malloy; and Charles Mulligan; and his special “mom:” Miss Millie Daum. 
 
Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, on Monday, July 10, 2017, from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.
 
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of the Mountains Parish, Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church, Cumberland, MD, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at 10:00 A.M., with Father Greg Chervenak, O.F.M. Cap., as celebrant.
 
Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.
 
Because of Jeff’s love for animals, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Allegany County Animal Shelter, Post Office Box #566, Cumberland, MD 21501.
 

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Oh Jeff: I do hope you know how much we loved you. My son, Josh Kelty, may not have been your brother at the beginning of your life, but he was at the end. Thank you for spoiling me whenever I came to town. Thank you for taking care of him when I was far away. Thank you for making me laugh, trusting me, and worrying about me. Thank you for Christmas extravaganzas, Easter eggs, and pumpkin candies at Thanksgiving. Thank you for Turtles on my pillow and decorations on my walls.  Thank you for dinners out where the evening always ended too soon, after hours of laughter and stories. Thank you for your indignation at injustice and your marshmallow heart. Thank you for coming into our lives and family. Others may have loved you longer....but no one could have loved you more!

Sorry to hear of Jeff's passing.....Prayers and Vibes to his Friends and Family

~Rest in Peace~

~Sleep in the Stars~

Jeff was such a nice guy and will be missed by all who were lucky to know him.

I'm so saddened to hear of Jeff's passing...such a kind and thoughtful guy. Please accept my deepest sympathy. Keeping your whole family in my prayers during this difficult time.

I am so sorry to hear of Jeff's passing.  We had so much fun together back in our bowling days.  He will be missed by all who knew him and definitely left this world too soon.  My deepest sympathies to the family.

  At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Stay strong and know that you are remembered in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to le us know.  God Bless!

Please accept my deepest sympathy. Jeff was a wounderful young man. I will always remember his smile. He always had a few kind words when he saw you. I am unable due to physical problems to attend the visiting Hours or Mass but you all and Jeff will be in my thoughts and prayers. With heartfelt sympathy, Carolyn Schellhaus

Remembering the good times at work and a lot of laughs. Will miss your lights at Christmas. RIP my friend!

Dear Jeff, 

So many good times shared. Our reunions will never be the same without you. You will always be in my heart. I will treasure all the laughter. You were a faithful friend. May the angels welcome you to Paradise, my friend.  May the Lord bless all of those who feel your loss.