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The Life of James H. Gaffney

James H. Gaffney Jr. 1930 - 2014 | Obituary | Condolences James H. Gaffney Jr. James H. Gaffney Jr., 84, of Cuyahoga Falls passed away peacefully Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at his home with his family after a long battle with Parkinson''s Disease. Born January 13, 1930 he was the son of James Sr. and Jessie (Wilt) Gaffney. James is preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Katherine, Charles and Gerry (Aunt Jo). He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Gerry (Fair); their children, James (Lucy) of Roanoke, Va., Terri of Akron, Ohio, Debbie (Mike) of Edinburg, Ohio and Douglas (Berni) of Stow, Ohio; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. After working for 40 years at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co., Jim retired and spent numerous winters in Florida with Gerry, becoming "snow birds". Jim and Gerry continued their love of traveling that began after starting a family, traveling through all of the states of the union and beyond. Jim served his country during the Korean War in the Old Guard 3rd Infantry U.S. Army stationed at Fort Myers, Va. Jim lived his life the way Christ wanted him to: humble, kind, loving and a friend to all. He was dedicated to his Church, serving as an usher and using his abilities as a carpenter to help construct the alter and various other projects. He built his family home with his own two hands and practically every piece of furniture it held. It is a loving home full of warmth and laughter. Jim was a hard worker, loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. Family meant the world to him. We hope you will join the family on Friday, October 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ciriello and Carr Funeral Home, 810 Portage Tr. in Cuyahoga Falls, and on Saturday, where Pastor Bob Stephens will officiate services at 10a.m. Interment will follow at Chestnut Hill Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson''s Foundation, www.parkinson.org. FALLS, 330-928-7116 logo Published in Akron Beacon Journal on Oct. 16, 2014 Share [Email this obituary] Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View all messages 21 "Debbie, Thinking of your family this weekend and sending our..." Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of James Gaffney Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for James Gaffney Add a photo + Resources Send Funeral Flowers View Funeral Home Details Donate to Charity How To Submit An Obituary Find Advice and Support Funeral Etiquette Sympathy and Condolence Advice How to Write an Obituary Myths About Grief Go back to today''s Obituaries for Akron Beacon Journal Back to today''s Obituaries Today in History Today in History A look at the lives and legacies of celebrities who died on this day. © Copyright 1999-2014 Legacy.com All Rights Reserved | Questions? Contact us | Search obituaries nationwide - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ohio/obituary.aspx?n=james-h-gaffney&pid=172827739&fhid=22406#sthash.XTS1Nmx2.dpuf

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