We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Vander Plaat Funeral Home
William Jeffrey “Jeff” Nisbet, 72, of Midland Park, died on Thursday, January 6, 2022, at Hackensack University Medical Center where he was being treated for MDS, a form of blood cancer. Jeff was born on March 24th, 1949, in Edinburgh, Scotland, the only child of William “Bill” Nisbet, and Audrey Garrigan. He emigrated with his parents to the United States in 1960 and settled in New Jersey.
Jeff was a gentle rebel, and a lover of music, literature, and history. After school, he went on to work in publishing, and eventually became the Art Director of Billboard Magazine where he worked for many years designing the entire magazine including feature articles and special sections. Later he turned his considerable talents to researching, illustrating, and publishing articles about historical topics such as Rosslyn Chapel, the 1314 Battle of Bannockburn, and the Miniature Coffins of Arthur’s Seat. His articles were read, discussed, and debated globally.
In 1967, Jeff met his future wife and best friend, Patricia. They married in 1968 and built a beautiful life together. That life included love (so much love) debate, music, travel, laughter, raising two children, and nurturing their subsequent grandchildren.
Jeff is survived by his wife Patricia, his son Justin and daughter-in-law Andrea, daughter Sarah and son-in-law Steve, and grandchildren Zoe, Lorca, and Tobias. They will miss him deeply.
Donations can be made in memory of Jeff to WhyHunger (formerly known as World Hunger Year) at https://whyhunger.org/get-involved/donate/
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