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  • Richard D. Giffin

  • January 4, 2011

BARSTOW, Calif. — Richard D. “Dick” Giffin, 79, died Dec. 27, 2010, at the Veterans Administration Home in Barstow, Calif., where he had resided for the past 4 1/2 years.

Born May 15, 1931, in Mount Vernon, Ohio, to Franklin D. and Gladys R. Giffin, he served four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean conflict.

Dick is survived by sons, Gregory, Phillip and Rickey; daughter, Pamela; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers, Alan D. of Mount Vernon, John L. of Chula Vista, Calif.; and sisters, Sandra Kay of Albert Lea, Minn., and Carol Grubaugh of Fredericktown.

Besides his parents, Dick was preceded in death by a son, Gary.

A memorial service is planned for a later date.

Submitted by Carol Grubaugh.

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