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Jeffrey William Hirsch

August 8, 1963 — February 15, 2024

Mansfield, Texas

Jeffrey William Hirsch, 60, of Mansfield died on February 15, 2024 in Pampa, Texas.

Memorial services will be scheduled at a later date. Cremation and arrangements are under the direction of Carmichael-Whatley Funeral Directors and Crematory.

Jeffrey William Hirsch, a beloved husband, father, brother, and son, was born on August 8,1963 in Columbus, Ohio. Jeff grew up in Northport, NY, attending Northport High School until the family moved to Coral Springs, FL. He graduated from Coral Springs High School in 1981. He was a highly skilled baseball and basketball player who was inducted into the CSHS Hall of Fame for both baseball and basketball.

After high school, Jeff attended The University of Georgia on basketball and baseball scholarships.  After a year, he took a hiatus to Broward Community College and then landed at UCLA to finish his collegiate baseball career.  In 1985, while at UCLA, Jeff was drafted by the Chicago Cubs as a pitcher.  Jeff had the time of his life playing professional baseball for six seasons and made lifelong friendships.

In 1990, he graduated from UCLA and began his career in sales.  Jeff held various sales positions throughout his life and was excellent at getting to know his customers on a personal level, touching their lives and making their days brighter.  He found success in sales by doing it his way and adroitly working the ever-changing compensation plans.

Jeff met Ann Ransweiler while both of them were working at Johnson & Johnson.  Jeff soon moved to New Jersey to "woo" Ann, and they were married on August 8, 1999. Jeff and Ann moved to Cincinnati, Ohio for Ann's job, where the couple was blessed with twins, Erin and Xavier, in November 2003.  In 2006, the family relocated to Mansfield, Texas, where Jeff continued to work in sales—most recently for Fukuda Denshi USA Inc., selling medical devices to rural customers in TX, AK, OK and NM.  

Jeff was an avid collector, most notably of baseball cards, where only a PSA 8 or higher would do, and was a passionate philatelist.  He also collected photos of old movie theaters he discovered in his travels, saying one day they will make a good coffee table book with all the stories the locals shared with him. 

Jeff loved, in no particular order, UCLA, music, old television and radio shows, old movies, Premier League Soccer, the Essendon Bombers Football Club, college basketball and football, the New York Yankees, and sadly, the New York Giants!  Jeff was extremely intelligent and well versed in a myriad of subjects and was always on top of current world events.  He had advice for everyone and loved his wife, kids, and pets.  He was good with animals, and they all loved him - even the cat!  He kept up with friends from around the globe and remembered everything and everyone. His mental recall about people and events from his life was amazing, and he was quite a story-teller - an open book on the outside, but a very complex man on the inside. Jeff's mind never shut off, needing constant external stimulation to organize all the thoughts that were in his head.  A clotheshorse, Jeff took pride in his appearance and was vigilant about his health. He was an amazing chef and prepared many delicious meals. He will be missed by all that knew and loved him and all the people whose lives he touched along the way. 

Jeff is survived by his wife of nearly 25 years, Ann Hirsch; daughter, Erin Hirsch, and son Xavier Hirsch all of Mansfield, TX; his mother and father, Maureen and Martin Hirsch of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Elizabeth Hirsch and Jessica Hirsch, uncles, Laurence Hirsch and wife Susan of Dallas, TX, and Jerome Hirsch and wife Rosalie of Roslyn, NY. Jeff was memorable and loved.  May he rest in peace.  A life well-lived, albeit much too short!  

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