Jeffrey L. Sites
Jeffrey Lee Sites passed away on July 17, 2014 surrounded by his family. Jeff was born on November 4, 1949 in Chambersburg, PA and grew to be an outdoor enthusiast and developed a love for Montana. Jeff’s zest for life and passion for outdoor adventures made Montana one of his favorite places to visit.Jeff was a United States Army veteran of the Vietnam War era, he served from 1969-1971, earning the rank of E-5 (Sergeant). Following his military service, Jeff was employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania at the former Scotland School for Veterans’ Children from 1972 until his retirement in 2002.
He married Sharon Lee Miller Sites on January 10, 1987. He fathered two sons, Michael and Todd of Chambersburg, PA. Jeff is also survived by two step-children: Lynette Stehr and husband Jeffrey of College Park, MD and Wayne Widney, II of Burnt Cabins, PA; a brother, Rodger Sites and wife Lisa of Fannettsburg, PA; four grandchildren, Haley, Jeffrey, Cory, and Alex; and two step-grandchildren, Kenton and Lexi. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul Sites, Jr. and Bennett Sites.
As a person with a passion for the outdoors, Jeff understood the importance of giving back. While Jeff and his wife, Sherry, came to Montana numerous times to hunt, Jeff often spent more time helping others in camp to understand that people can and should be part of nature and that passion and privilege needs to be shared with others. When Jeff learned of the Big Hearts under the Big Sky program he immediately became and advocate and supporter of the Big Hearts under the Big Sky mission; a charitable partnership program that provides military service men and women who have provided extraordinary service to our Nation, children who face the challenge of a life threatening illness, and women who are battling breast cancer the opportunity to enjoy a Montana outdoor adventure at no cost.
At Jeff’s request Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Big Hearts under the Big Sky Program. In honor of his request the Jeff Sites Memorial has been established as part of the Big Hearts under the Big Sky program. All contributions in his name will be placed in an endowment that will, in perpetuity, provide support for Service men and women and their families to benefit from a Montana Big Hearts experience.