Jeffrey Kancy

Jeffrey Scott Kancy

Tuesday September 8, 1964 - Friday February 7, 2020
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Kancy, Jeffrey Scott, 55, of Absecon. In Loving Memory of Jeffrey Scott Kancy (1964-2020) Our deeply adored son, brother, father and friend died suddenly on Friday, February 7 at home after suffering a heart attack. He was 55.

Jeff, a 1983 graduate of Holy Spirit High School, received countless certifications in the Casino Slot Tech industry throughout his career. His career took him all over the world to include Germany, England, Russia, South America and Africa. Jeff was multi-lingual speaking Spanish, German, Russian, and enough Swahili to impress the locals. A passionate world explorer at heart that never allowed material possessions to tie him down. Whether home or afar, Jeff was a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles and Flyers fan. He was passionate about sports, politics, and keeping up with world news. He loved skiing, white water rafting, attending concerts, dining out, and playing Jeopardy with The Dad. He defined the meaning of social butterfly, being everyone’s friend.

Jeff's impact on his friends and family are a testament to his spirit and his extraordinary power of kindness. His impact can be witnessed in the hundreds of messages and pictures on Facebook. Lives were deeply touched and changed by his contagious faith in everyone, his unfathomable enthusiasm, his compassion, unmatched energy and love. His infectious laugh and sense of humor were cornerstones that defined who he was. Jeff was willing to give his time to all those that asked. A quality that helped him instantly connect with anyone fortunate enough to cross his path. His spirit allowed him to connect with EVERYBODY, crossing all cultures, differences, and obstacles. No matter what Jeff was going through, he moved through this world with a loving heart and kindness. A loving soul, missed by all.

Jeff is survived by his greatest pride and joy, his children, Scott Thorley-Kancy and Dr. Stephanie Thorley-Kancy; his adoring father, Richard Kancy; sisters, Barbara Dahl and Louise Kancy; his brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Catherine Kancy; his niece and nephew, Lauren and Matthew Kancy; and ALL his life-long friends and comrades from Absecon and all parts of the world from whom he found so much inspiration and love. He is predeceased by his beloved mother, Eugenia (Jean) Kancy, who passed away in 2017. Our love for Jeff will live on in our memories forever.

The family will receive friends at Parsel’s Funeral Home located at 324 New Jersey Avenue in Absecon from 9:00-12:00 pm on Saturday, February 15th. There will be a memorial service at 12:00 pm followed by interment at Laurel Memorial Park.
If desired, friends may make memorial contributions to the American Heart Association online at or 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75231. Only 10% of victims who suffer a cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive and your gift will help improve those odds and help save lives. For online condolences, please visit
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  • Visitation

    Saturday February 15, 2020 | 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Saturday February 15, 2020 9:00am - 12:00pm
    Parsels Funeral Home
    324 New Jersey Avenue
    Absecon 08201
  • Service

    Saturday February 15, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday February 15, 2020 12:00pm
    Parsels Funeral Home
    324 New Jersey Avenue
    ABSECON, NJ 08201
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    Pastor Bill Warner
  • Interment

    Laurel Memorial Park
    English Creek Avenue at Tilton Road
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Gil Demari

Posted at 09:14am
To the Kancys, and Jeff's Kids
I'm truly sorry to here of Jeff's passing.
Jeff was a big part of my life all thru my childhood into my teens. I was grateful I got to talk to Jeff about 6 months ago and had some great memories told and laughter over our conversation. He was a great friend and very competitive in all the sports we grew up with down at absecon field and the courts.
And I'll still tell a couple stories about us so he will live on.
May God keep all of you in his arms while you mourn Jeff's passing.

Gil Demari


Scott Nuttall

Posted at 05:29pm
The first time I met Jeff I was a student at ECA in Absecon and there wasn't enough room on the bus, so myself and a few kids rode in the back of a carpeted van to the poconos. I instantly liked him because he was nice to everyone and had a good sense of humor. Over the years every time I saw Jeff he always had a smile on his face and was a joy to be around. We lost a good soul :-( ~Scott Nuttall

Rosemary Murphy

Posted at 01:06pm
Barbara & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. Barbara spoke so fondly of her brothers during dinner in Monterey. My prayers & love go out to you all.
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