Jeff Hardy, Jack's brother and long-time bass player
in his band, was a victim of the September 11th World Trade Center tragedy. Jeff
worked as an executive chef on the 101st floor of the
north tower. He played on many of Jack's
albums and toured with Jack for 11 years.
Known as "Moose" to his fans, Jeff was a regular on New York City stages in the 1980s before reducing his playing time to focus on his culinary career and better provide for his young family. Those who met Jeff immediately noticed his warmth and good nature. He reached out and included people, regardless of their positions or ideologies.
A memorial service on October 13th at The Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church was attended by over 400 family and friends.
Our deepest condolences go out to Jeff's family.
May he rest in peace.
Willie Nininger's Tribute to Jeff
David Massengill's Eulogy for Jeff
New York Times Portrait of Jeff
Anyone who would like to make a donation in memory of Jeff
might consider the Windows of Hope Family Relief Fund.
The fund provides aid to the families of victims
of the World Trade Center tragedy who worked in the food service profession
throughout the complex.