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Jeanine Marion Neidig
August 23, 1964 ~ August 31, 2023 (age 59) 59 Years Old
Jeanine Marion Neidig, 59, passed away surrounded by her closest family and friends on August 31, 2023. Jeanine AKA “Nini” is survived by her mother, Nancy Tarabokia, sister Cindy Myer (nee Neidig), brother Jeff Neidig, sister-in-law Lisa Neidig, and nieces Melissa Myer and Samantha Myer.
Jeanine grew up in Ridgewood, New Jersey and was a Jersey girl her whole life. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Montclair State University. She played the flute and was in the marching band in high school. She was most known for her bright and loving nature, love of music and love of animals.
Jeanine ran the music department at Sam Goody and Borders Books and Music for many years. Later, working at Verizon, she became a 5x Telly Award Recipient for her work in video production. Jeanine also had experience and expertise in instructional design and product management. She read everything with an “editor’s eye” and was known for her matter of fact sayings and way of life messages she spread to everyone around her. The last few years of her life she became the best caregiver to her “Mama” and best friend.
Jeanine’s greatest joys were her “woobies” Melissa and Samantha, as well as her many pets along the years including Spanky, Elvis, Toby, Chloe and current rescue dog Annie. She often said she “likes animals more than humans” and volunteered for many years at Pony Power in Mahwah, NJ.
Jeanine will forever be remembered for her witty banter, pop culture references and vast knowledge of music through the decades, as well as her singing voice. She sang in a band with her brother and friends for many years. She was extremely thoughtful, had the biggest heart and made everyone around her feel special. She loved her four best friends from high-school, “the fab five” and continued to zoom with them every week.
May Jeanine rest in peace knowing Annie will be well cared for by her family. We will continue watching Hallmark Movies, bake Russian tea-cakes, and carry on our holiday traditions in her honor. As Jeanine said, “begin with the end in mind” as we all will with her wonderful words of wisdom and sayings throughout the years. We will live our lives purposefully, hold onto our memories and keep her in our hearts forever.