SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. — Jeff Backer, a sales executive with ABC Companies, passed away after a valiant battle with cancer. He was 63.
Backer started with ABC in March 1999 as parts manager in the company’s former location in Garden Grove, Calif.
Over the course of his 18-year career with ABC, he held various positions in the parts and sales departments at ABC’s California locations as he continued to grow within the company.
In 2011, Backer was promoted to senior account manager. He most recently covered Arizona, Utah, Southern Nevada, and the Central Valley and San Jose, Calif.
Backer was very close to his customers as he spent weekends and vacation time with many of them. He was a “surfer dude” who loved the ocean. His positive outlook throughout his illness was an inspiration to all who knew him.
Backer is survived by his friends and family, including his two daughters, Cassie and Stacey (husband David) and his granddaughter, Grace, who was the love of his life.