Obituary: Jeffrey R. Wert |

Obituary: Jeffrey R. Wert

Jeffrey R. Wert
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Jeffrey R. Wert

August 26, 1986 – October 7, 2020

Jeffrey R. Wert, 34, of Stroudsburg, PA, died Wednesday evening, October 7, 2020, due to complications of a brain tumor.

Born on August 26, 1986 in Abington, PA, he was a 2005 graduate of Stroudsburg High School where he was active in track, football, swimming, jazz band, concert band, and the school musical. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Master’s degree in Secondary Education from East Stroudsburg University; and attended Glasgow Caledonian University in Scotland. While in college he played football and rugby.

He was a former history teacher at Moffat County High School in Colorado and currently taught at Suitland High School in Maryland. During college years, he worked at Siamsa Irish Pub in Stroudsburg.

Jeff was a research assistant at the Library of Congress and while living in Colorado was a swimming and football coach.

Surviving are his mother and step-father, Laurie (Lantzer) and Gary Braman of Stroudsburg; father and step-mother, Dr. Jeffrey R. and Gail Wert of Bethlehem; two sisters, Bethany Wert of Stroudsburg and Carolyn Wert of Bethlehem; a brother, Eric Wert of Bethlehem; step sister and brother, Abigail and Callan Braman; grandparents, Richard and Judith Lantzer and Robert and Sandra Wert all of Stroudsburg; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends

There was a visitation and service on Sunday, October 11th at Stroudsburg United Methodist Church, Stroudsburg, PA.

The family extends their thanks to all St. Luke’s Hospice caregivers for their care of Jeffrey both at home and in the hospice house.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial remembrances be made to St. Luke’s Hospice (

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