Jeff Court
  • 62 years old
  • Date of birth: Nov 26, 1949
  • Date of passing: Sep 30, 2012
  • Place of passing:
    Orlando, Florida, United States
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our friend, Jeff Court, 62, born on November 26, 1949 and passed away on September 30, 2012. 

For those that knew him, worked with him or just hung out with him, Jeff never ceased to amaze us with his talent, drive, intelligence and focus. He loved to do the things others thought were impossible, was always looking for a new challenge and was passionate about the quality of his work as well as the things and people in his life. He was an intensely private man, but this passion for quality in all things, more than anything else spoke volumes about him.

He was taken from us far too early.  We will remember him forever.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Pete Court on 30th September 2016

"I still see you in my dreams and think of you everyday.
I miss you so much it still hurts."

This tribute was added by Anne Cass on 30th September 2016

"Still miss you Jeff. There isn't a day that goes by that you are not in my thoughts."

This tribute was added by Pete Court on 26th November 2015

"Happy Birthday Brother.
As we get ready for another Thanksgiving I find myself missing you even more."

This tribute was added by Joe Flynn on 30th September 2015

"Turned 65 this year!  Don't feel any different though.  A lot happening in the world that would certainly have been fodder for conversation over a glass of Bordeaux and a good French meal.  Think of you often and especially in Paris.  Gilbert has retired from the French, vacationing on the Mediterranean instead!  A great choice.  He misses you as well.  You will just have to wait for us to join you in the not so distant future, so we can chat, eat, drink and be merry as in the days of old. A bientot, mon ami!"

This tribute was added by Anne Cass on 30th September 2015

"So it has been 3 years since you left us. I think of you everyday. It is because of you that I live everyday to be happy. I miss you so much.  I don't think of what could have been anymore. I know you are in Gods Grace and living large. xoxo"

This tribute was added by Pete Court on 30th September 2015

"Jeffery you will forever be in my heart and on my mind. I think of you every day and see you when I dream. Even after 3 years I still cry when I’m alone thinking about you. You were not just my brother you where my best friend. I will forever miss you and keep you in my heart and thoughts. I love you dearly."

This tribute was added by Joe Flynn on 26th November 2014

"It always makes me smile when I think of you.  I can drift back 30 some odd years, or twenty, or ten, pretty much anywhere in between, and remember great times spent with you.  My past is filled with moments shared with you and I treasure every one.  So I will continue to think of you often and smile just as often!"

This tribute was added by Pete Court on 26th November 2014

"Happy Birthday dear brother.
Today is the hardest day of the year to get through and stay focused.
I miss you and think about you every day.
You are such a part of me. It makes me who I am and what I do.
At least you are no longer suffering and that makes me feel better.
I miss you Jeffery."

This tribute was added by Joe Flynn on 1st October 2014

"So I missed by a day, but what can I say!  I miss you too!  You would appreciate the new password I just entered to access this site, as I am sure Anne and Pete (and anyone who really knows Jeff Court) will...it's Model29 :-)  I still regret we never got to the range to have that shootout!
Probably would have been a tie."

This tribute was added by Anne Cass on 30th September 2014

"Hi Sweet Man,
I think of you everyday. I know you are looking out for me & appreciate all that you have brought me this year. It has been so hard for me to keep on living & loving life. I am doing that now & know you have had a large part in that. I will always have you in my heart.  xoxoxox"

This tribute was added by Pete Court on 30th September 2014

"Today is always a hard day for me.
I think of you often and so miss the time we spent together.
I hear your voice and see your face in my dreams.
I so wish I could have you back.
I love you brother :("

This tribute was added by Kevin McRobie on 26th November 2013

"Happy Birthday my friend!  I remember wishing you a happy birthday on the gameday TP conference call leash that you used to make us wear  :-)  You know, I quoted you just the other day, "One camera constitutes a show"  I'm certain you're influence will continue to guide me for many years. Hey, If you see my dad, tell him I said hi....."

This tribute was added by Joe Flynn on 26th November 2013

"Hey old friend.  Couldn't let the day pass without remembering oh so many stories in my life that involved you and your zest for life.  I think of you more often than you might expect, and always with a smile on my face.  My dear departed mother used to tell me that it was the hearts you touched in life that determined your success in life.  You were a very successful guy!"

This tribute was added by Pete Court on 26th November 2013

"Happy Birthday dear Jeffrey. I think about you and miss you every day. The ripple of your life had more of an impact on my life then you will ever knew. I cry for my loss and honor the memory of you today and every day."

This tribute was added by richard farrelly on 29th November 2012

"Jeff,First met while working for espn@SW19 on a survey then to Rolland Garros.For jeff &myself it was not tech talk,it was about the World past & present . From the  12th Century & the crusades to World War One & two.No Subject was to far for us to converse in.
After nearly 40 years in the Film & TV industry arguing with Jeff will always be memorable. May His Spirit  Live"

This tribute was added by Joe Flynn on 26th November 2012

"This birthday wish is from and for all of us who miss you!"

This tribute was added by Terri Hermann on 26th November 2012

"Happy Birthday dear friend."

This tribute was added by Lisa Ludwig on 26th November 2012

"Jeff was a such a kind and caring person. He was also brilliant and I will miss our conversations. Jeff was a gentle soul with a warm heart and will be truly missed."

This tribute was added by Craig Marlowe on 10th November 2012

"We played together, we worked together and early on at Fox we used to fight over Marvin's truck when he was at F&F.  This was more then a friendship, at times I felt as if we were brothers.  I know that your wisdom will guide me the rest of my life and I am blessed that you were part of it.  No more pain as you rest easy in the friendly skies."

This tribute was added by Gilbert FRANCIS on 24th October 2012

"Dear old friend... How many French Open have we been sharing since the early NBC days; I have lost count, they are good memories.
Words will never express how much I will miss your friendship, knowledge and talent.
"Repose en Paix, mon ami.""

This tribute was added by Paul Stage on 23rd October 2012

"Sad to this.  Jeff was ALWAYS great to work with, from the early days on-the-road for Fox Sports pre-game & halftime shows (First show at Ford Field), to those tennis shows in Florida......he was always the professional!  I know I'll miss him a LOT.  I only hope his family knows the impact he made in our industry and the friends he made along life's journey !"

This tribute was added by stephan Brun on 22nd October 2012

"Roland Garros had lost a friend, a professional, a good man...
Rest in peace my friend.
I will Miss You."

This tribute was added by bob stenner on 20th October 2012

"Although I haven't seen Jeff in many years, I'm very moved by how his friends remember him. That is the true value of a man. It's quite clear that Jeff touched a lot of people. I'm happy that I got to spend some time with him. Thanks Jeff"

This tribute was added by Jim Delaney on 20th October 2012

"I miss the conversations already, Jeff was a one of a kind man. He will be missed by many..."

This tribute was added by Mark Kwok on 17th October 2012

"Jeff was both a great teacher and a great friend.  He was always willing to share his knowledge and experiences with me.  I am a better person because of his willingness to teach.  You will truly be missed my friend."

This tribute was added by Bill Thomas on 15th October 2012

"Jeff and I worked together on a Nickelodeon show first and then many other shows at Disney. We also worked on some CBS sports remotes together. We went fishing one day, past the 12 mile limit, way out in the Atlantic and we had a blast! We shared many interests, boats and television broadcasting, chief among them. We were both 1949ers as well. Very sad to hear about this. RIP my friend!"

This tribute was added by Francine Kaplan on 15th October 2012

"So sorry to hear of the loss of one of the seminal people in my young life."

This tribute was added by Kevin McRobie on 14th October 2012

"I heard the news of Jeff’s passing this morning and find myself profoundly sad.  Jeff was instrumental in my success professionally, as well as personally.  His unique wisdom and insight often allowed me to approach a problem from a more open perspective.  Jeff had faith in me, he supported me and I could always count on him.  I regret having lost touch with him in recent years."

This tribute was added by Peter Kallander on 12th October 2012

"Jeff's passing has left another hole in the fabric of our TV Family. What I liked was his sly wit. There were times while heading home when I would finally get his point... which he had written in sharpie on my back. I imagine him winging off into a sunset in his favorite Cessna, correcting an errant flight controller or helping out a fellow pilot with navigation. All tailwinds, my friend!"

This tribute was added by Anne Cass on 12th October 2012

"Jeff & I shared a companionship like I've never experienced with anyone. Although we were together only 3 years, they were amazing & wonderful. I have learned so much from Jeff and miss him terribly everyday. I take comfort in knowing that I was able to provide him with comfort in his final days & hours. He was a very brave man and a warrior. I will always have him in my heart..."

This tribute was added by william farrell on 11th October 2012

"A great mentor, friend, and housemate. you are greatly missed."

This tribute was added by Jim DeFilippis on 10th October 2012

"A loss to us all.  Jeff, wherever you are remember the first rule of broadcasting, 'Better to beg forgiveness than ask for permission."

This tribute was added by Jim DeFilippis on 10th October 2012

"Wherever you are Jeff, remember rule #1, better to beg for forgiveness than to ask permission.  You were instrumental in making FOX Sports what it is today."

This tribute was added by Paul Kelly on 10th October 2012

"I'm grateful for all the help he's given to me, personally and professionally.  I will remember the wry smile that was the answer to so many questions."

This tribute was added by brad toberman on 9th October 2012

""So sad to lose another talented and nice TV man.  I could always count on Court for ANY question, and a pair of reading glasses.  I will miss you.""

This tribute was added by mary carillo on 9th October 2012

"What I will miss most about Jeff will not be his bone-deep knowledge of technology, but the sweet head shake and half smile he'd allow when he saw silly television being committed. Not even Jeff could fix that. I will miss that look most of all. I will remember it well...and it will always me smile.."

This tribute was added by Eric Steinberg on 9th October 2012

"I miss you, Jeff. You were my teacher and friend."

This tribute was added by Rick Tugman on 9th October 2012

"It is with deep sadness that I write this today. I just learned of Jeff's passing from another colleague at FOX. I remember when I first met Jeff, we sat we talked, we had a common interest in the jobs we have done, but most of all we communicated & we came to know each other. He was innovative & helped bring new technologies to the work we do. Always calm & cool, Jeff will be missed. RIP"

This tribute was added by Terri Hermann on 8th October 2012

"I met Jeff in 1992 at Disney MGM.  I can't count the hours we've talked or the memories we've shared in these 20 years.  Across town, across the country or across the world - he was a giving friend, a shoulder to cry on, a coach to cheer me on. There are not words to express how much I will miss his voice, his smile, his laughter, his friendship.  Love you my friend."

This tribute was added by David Fruitman on 8th October 2012

"Jeff was such a good friend for so many years. A wonderful caring man and one of the best professionals in our industry, Such a talent and most of all, a great teacher to so many. Thank you Jeff for all the years of friendship. You will always be in my heart and will be truly missed. I will miss the many hours on the phone the last few years. Love ya Jeff,"

This tribute was added by Sandra Gorline on 8th October 2012

"Jeff...I will miss you and our conversations in my office.. had started to know more about you....and liked it..have a good life in the skies.."

This tribute was added by Lesley Nathan on 7th October 2012

"Oh Jeffrey, I will always, always remember the challenges you posed to me everyday.  Along with those also came great patience, laughter and so many great conversations about our common love for dogs.  Now my friend you are soaring the skies you loved to fly so very much.  You will be missed."

This tribute was added by Michael Sherwood on 7th October 2012

"A Friend, Teacher, Innovator and Colleague... sad, you'll be missed."

This tribute was added by Bob Whyley on 6th October 2012

"Jeff, you we're a good man.  Heather and I will miss you."

This tribute was added by John Bidstrup on 6th October 2012

"I am deeply saddened by his untimely passing. My first gig with him was in SF for Fox NFL. He made me feel welcome and a real part of the crew. At the end of his lengthy stories there was always a message. I am glad to have been a part of his TV family."

This tribute was added by M. Dean Walker on 6th October 2012

"Jeff my dear friend...our industry has lost a good one. Jeff could tell endless stories and all had logic at the base. He was always a great friend and colleague and I will miss him dearly. Kristy and I count him a close friend personally and professionaly"

This tribute was added by Joe Flynn on 6th October 2012

"Jeff will always be with us, not because of any photos, websites or other ways we tend to memorialize individuals who have touched us.  It is because he left an indelible mark in our minds...the mark of a man who was so multidimensional intellectually that even the brightest and best would drown in the depths of his knowledge and expertise!  A Forever Friend.  Love you man!"

This tribute was added by Aldene LaCaria on 6th October 2012

"Wow I was shocked to hear of Jeff's passing!

He was one of my dearest friends even though I only saw him on our remote locations, we would sit and chat in Paris or us open and just pick up where we left off from the last time we spoke.
What a nice caring soft spoken man, he will be missed"

This tribute was added by Ric LaCivita on 6th October 2012

""Such a nice man!  And a fine professional.  We sat in the front row together for many a show and his talents, skills, and focus were always  top shelf. But more importantly, Jeff was an intelligent, caring individual who made all of us better by his mere presence and grace. I will miss his smile and his gentle humor.  Rest in Peace, old friend!""

This tribute was added by Tom Sahara on 5th October 2012

"Such a sad loss of another member of our television family.  Jeff had such an understated way of explaining the complex technologies of television that always failed in the most inopportune moment.  He was a gentleman and an example that many could learn from.  But most of all he was a loyal friend and one who will be truly missed."

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