Mitchell J. Gaffir age 86, of Lima died 11:26 p.m. Friday March 22 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born April 25, 1926 in New York, New York 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 and had served in the US Army Airborne during WWII and had received the Purple Heart.
Survivors include a daughter: Denise T. Gaffir of Lima, a sister-in-law Elizabeth Gaffer of Lima, 2 nieces, 2 nephews and 6 great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a daughter: Debra Ann Gaffir and 2 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.