Thaddeus "Jeff" Jeffery Ann

August 23, 1958 - February 22, 2024

Thaddeus Jeffery “Jeff” Ann, 65, of Scottsville passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2024 at Martha Jefferson Hospital after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer.

Originally from Redding, Pennsylvania, Jeff was born on August 23, 1958, the only child of Joan Ann (Mandate) and George S. Ann, Jr.

Upon graduation from high school, Jeff joined the army, spending much time at Fort Hood, Texas. He made many friends and memories, and loved to share stories about his life there. This is also where he started his career in the medical field, eventually becoming a Certified Surgical First Assistant and Certified Surgical Technologist. During his long career he worked in many different settings and surgical services. He also taught Surgical Technology classes.

For the past 18+ years Jeff worked at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Maternity Services, as a Surgical Assistant/Technologist. He was a “highly skilled Surgical Assistant, whose knowledge and calm demeanor was respected by his peers and providers alike.” He had firm beliefs on following policies and procedures, and was willing to mentor others working with him.

Besides loving his work, Jeff was also a “total gearhead”– someone who loves cars. Always tinkering with cars, reading about cars, or watching YouTube about cars, he had also done complete restorations of “muscle“ cars for himself and colleagues. He could tell you almost anything about any car, and if you got him started… well, it was gonna take a while. He also loved making models (model cars, monsters, etc.) - and Halloween. Sometimes, combining the two, he would create elaborate life-size costumes like Frankenstein and Darth Vader. At Halloween it was not unusual for him to spend days planning and setting up for the 100+ children (and parents) that would come back trick-or-treating year after year (and remember, Scottsville is a small town).

The one true love of his life was his son, Tyler. Jeff was a fantastic father, and embraced all aspects of fatherhood. He often was the stay-at-home parent and was always present to comfort, encourage, and love Tyler. At the age of nine, Tyler unexpectedly passed away, and Jeff’s life was forever changed. While he did manage to move on, and eventually said he was even happy again, Tyler was always on his mind, and in his heart. He would often say “Tyler would be (25, 30, etc.) years old now. I wonder what he’d be like today.” He often comforted others who had also lost a child. In addition to Tyler, Jeff was preceded in death by his parents.

Jeff is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Urciolo (Poland), and his extended family, Mike and Jackie Haywood, and their (adult) children, Aaron (and his wife Amber and their four children) and Isaac, whom he loved like sons.

The family will receive friends from 12:00pm – 2:00pm on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Teague Funeral Service, 2260 Ivy Road Charlottesville, VA 22903. In accordance with Jeff’s wishes there will be no formal service and he will be cremated following the visitation. Jeff would want everyone to be comfortable. Please dress comfortable and casual.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jeff’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, helping to find a cure for childhood cancer.