Jeff’s Boardwalk Memorial Bench

Update posted by Kate Rivingston On May 15, 2015

Since Atlantic City (CRDA-Special Improvements) and Ventnor City (Public Works) have memorial bench programs that are STILL on hold, I asked the backers if we could use the funds to put a bench in the backyard, for family and visitors to enjoy. Some people preferred refunds, but most were in favor of this new plan. We contacted the Bench Factory, and ordered our memorial bench in time for Father's Day 2017. There were enough funds for an outdoor rug, a ramp and a solar lion statue. Peter assembled it today and we're posting a new picture of it in place in the backyard. It is a fine, sturdy design, and will hopefully last for many years! Thanks to all our backers for helping make this tribute possible. Jeff is never far from our thoughts. Please come by and sit down!

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With all our love to the Rivingston family. Jeff will always be in our hearts.

Jackie, Fabio and family

Backed On Nov 29, 2014 Amount Hidden


We miss you Jeff!

Danny Glover

Backed On Nov 18, 2014 Amount Hidden


Gina & Bob Friedman

Backed with $100.00 On Nov 18, 2014


What can I say folks.... Your good thoughts and words mean so much. Thank you. We will be having a memorial gathering and celebration of his life in the spring time. We will let you know about it once we gather ourselves and set a date.


Posted On Nov 17, 2014




Backed with $30.00 On Nov 15, 2014


A Poem for Jeff: Tennis sneakers - Mismatch socks, one orange, one red - Pipe with cracked bowl stuffed in shirt pocket - Smacking balls on the courts by the Rock on Riverside Drive -- Hand painted scenery flats - Wooden flood lights - Yellow extension cord you coil from thumb to elbow -- I remember the ping pong table in the living room and the grand piano and basketball hoop, The couch made of plywood and two by fours that folded down to a bed - Gourmet spaghetti - Black olives in the sauce - Watching captain Kirk on the green shag - Popping open packs of Oreos you took from the vending machines of the RCA building -- Then it was Jack and Ginger on the porch - Five oclocksies in the rocking chair that was hog tied with wire hangers - Jimmy and me painting the gable of the house with ropes tied tight around our waists - You were ringing your hands, nervous, ready to catch us if we fell. I remember scraping and sanding the screen door on saw horses, Singing Johnny get yer gun, get yer gun, get yer gun %92%96 take it on the run, on the run, on the run! And late that night sitting around the fire and you wanting to hear Jim do his, Major Tom - The moonlight sonata%91%92 competitions on the old upright you fixed with string and glue - Arun, making you exercise and vacuum the rug And the garlic bread, Oh! the garlic, the garlic, the garlic - And there was your laugh, that wonderful warm laugh - Oh! Let us be Joyful! Joyful! Joyful! Thanks for always sharing your peanuts%85%85 Love, Geno

Geno, Dana, Jack and Owen

Backed with $100.00 On Nov 15, 2014


We have wonderful memories of Jeff, from the early Washington Heights days, to fun-filled weekends in Atlantic City. His beautiful voice, humor, and generous spirit will always be remembered. Our prayers, condolences, and love go out to Arun and all the family. Louise and Frank

Louise and Frank Glover

Backed On Nov 14, 2014 Amount Hidden


A life lived well and well lived! We will miss Jeff and his zest for fun! We are honored to be included in this living memorial.

Joseph & Leslie & family

Backed with $100.00 On Nov 13, 2014


"One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this. ? Miguel de Cervantes ? Long live Juan Taco! Love to you all - Arun, Kate, Thorp, Elly, Jim and family. Our hearts our with you, Lisa, Glenn, Willem, Ryan - the Glans Clan

Glans Family

Backed On Nov 12, 2014 Amount Hidden


Our condolences go out to Jim and family. Our prayers are with you. Wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember your father.

Susan Kaye

Backed On Nov 12, 2014 Amount Hidden

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