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Mitchell J. Gaffir

Mitchell J. Gaffir, 86, died at 11:26 p.m. March 22, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born April 25, 1926, in New York City to John Mitchell and Maria Theresa Dagger Gaffir. He married Mary Theresa Campbell, and she preceded him in death.

Mr. Gaffir had been an electrician in hospital maintenance. He was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church. He served in the Army Airborne during World War II, where he received the Purple Heart.

Survivors include a daughter, Denise T. Gaffir, of Lima; a sister-in-law, Elizabeth Gaffer, of Lima; two nieces, two nephews and six great-nieces and -nephews.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Ann Gaffir; and two brothers, Robert Gaffer and Edgar Gaffer.

A memorial Mass will be held later.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Activities fund at Wyngate Senior Living Community.

Condolences may be shared at BayliffAndSon.com.

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