We are sad to report there was an accident aboard the "No Worries". Capt. Jeff Sturman made a heroic effort in trying to free a line that was jammed under the boat. All the kind words and condolences are greatly appreciated. We would like everyone to take a minute and join us in prayer.

The Fisherman's Prayer

I pray that I may live to fish...
Until my dying day.
And when it comes to
my last cast,
I then most humbly pray:
When in the Lord's
great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in His mercy I be judged
Big enough to keep.

Captain Jeffrey Sturman, age 47, of Forked River died on Saturday July 26, 2014 in Ocean City, MD. Born in Union he was a lifelong resident of Forked River. Jeff was the Charter Captain of the fishing boat "No Worries" of Forked River. He was a member of the Village Lutheran Church, Lanoka Harbor. He loved to spend time with his two boys, for Captain Jeff the sea was his life, ending every fishing report "All-in-all a great day on the water".

Capt. Jeff was predeceased by his mother Barbara (nee Ruban) in 2009. Surviving are his wife of 18 years Kimberly (nee Wehmann), his two sons Cole Fisher and Jake Scott, his father Charles F. Sturman and his wife Carole, his brother Charles Sturman Jr. of Little Egg Harbor, his sister Dawn Goula and her husband Mike and their children Krystal, Kaitlynn, Christopher and Tyler all of Manahawkin, along with his large family and many friends.

A Memorial Visitation will be held on Thursday July 31, 2014 from 5pm until the time the Funeral Service at 7:45pm at Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Route 9 Forked River. In lieu of flowers Capt. Jeff's family has asked for donations to be made for his two sons college educations. Donations may be sent to Riggs Funeral Home PO Box 363, Forked River, NJ 08731, please make check payable to Kimberly Sturman.