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In Loving Memory
Harold Edwin Giffin Jr.
8/25/1953 - 11/16/2012

Harold E. Giffin,Jr.,59,of Bender Road, Marietta, OH, passed away, at his residence, from Acute Myeloid Leukemia  Friday evening, November16, 2012 . He was born Tuesday, August 25,1953, in Marietta, OH, to the late Harold E. and Edith Emogene Lemley Giffin. He was also preceded in death by an infant brother Richard David Giffin.

He is survived by his wife Sheila Summers Giffin, whom he married on June 18, 1988, as well as his three children, Ty Cameron Giffin, who is attending Rio Grande University, Tripp Summers Giffin, who is attending Washington State Community College, and Becca Lauren Giffin a student a Warren High School. He is also survived by one sister Sharon (Russ) Sheppard of Marietta, one nephew Richard (Phyliss) Sheppard of Galloway, Ohio, and his in-laws Bobby and Marcia Summers of Newport, Ohio.

He graduated from Warren High School Class of 1971 and Washington Technical College in 1973 with his associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Dravo Corp. as a draftsman and pipefitter from 1973 to 1993 and was a proud member of Ohio Plumbers & Pipefitters Local #168 since 1981. He worked construction for various companies, especially Pioneer Pipe of Marietta. Harold was a member of the Tunnel United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing softball on his church team and his Pipefitters teams.

He loved bowling with his friends. He also enjoyed coaching his children in youth sports, watching his boys play Warren baseball, and helping his daughter with 4-H and FFA projects.

His other enjoyments included, watching Ohio State football and the Cincinnati Reds, driving his Corvette, traveling with his family, and helping others.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 21,2012 at 2:00 PM at Tunnel United Methodist Church where friends may call for one hour prior to service, with Rev. Richard Thomas officiating and burial to follow in Tunnel Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, November 20, 2012, from 2:00 PM till 8:00 PM at Hadley Funeral Home Reno Chapel 1021 Pike St. Marietta, Ohio.

The family of Harold Giffin would like to thank The James Cancer Center of Ohio State University Medical Center and the Marietta Home Care and Hospice for their loving care.

Memorials may be made to Tunnel/Warren Relay for Life c/o Barb Bradley, 427 Vickers Road, Marietta, OH 45750.

Online condolences may be made at

Online Condolences
From: Jamie (Thomas) McAfee   Newport Ohio
Relationship:  Former Student of Shelia's

I am so sorry for you and your family's loss. May God provide you with comfort and peace in such a difficult time. God Bless you all.
Sent:  11/17/2012
From: Juanita & Steve Lockhart   Elizabeth West Virginia
Relationship:  friends of Sharon & Russ Sheppard

Steve and I would like to express our condolences to you at this time of your loss.
Sent:  11/18/2012
From: Jerry Walker   Marietta
Relationship:  Friend

Jr. will be missed. He was a good, strong willed man with a good heart. I will always remember a comment from him while playing ball. He slid hard into second base. I told this very competitive man to take it easy. He said "Jerry, we (you and I) are the same, we don't take it easy and wouldn't expect anything less from you. We're out here to have fun and this is the way we do it." I could not keep myself from chuckling and shaking my head in agreement. All I could muster was "Yep". Jr. is now "having fun" in Heaven... You will be remembered... Jerry Walker
Sent:  11/18/2012
From: William & Chirsty Mosier   Little Hocking Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Christy and I and the congregation of Full Gospel Temple extend to you our love and prayers. So sorry to hear of Jr.'s passing.
Sent:  11/18/2012
From: Sandra Bleakley   New Matamoras Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Shiela & Family, May God comfort you and give you strength during this time of sorrow.
Sent:  11/18/2012
From: Pamella Doak   Tucson Arizona
Relationship:  Friend

Sheila and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that you will find great comfort, grace and peace in God's love at this time. Pam Doak
Sent:  11/19/2012
From: Eric Anderson   Fleming Ohio
Relationship:  Friend/Fellow Union Member

My heart and prayers go out to the Giffin family. Jr. was a good man with a kind heart. I will always remember the good times we had playing softball. He will be missed. God Bless
Sent:  11/19/2012
From: Gary & Sharon Kemp   St. Marys WV
Relationship:  Friends

Sheila & Family Bobby & Marcia So sorry to hear the sad news. Also sorry we can't pay our respects in person. We're keeping you close in our thoughts and our hearts. Love & Hugs.
Sent:  11/19/2012
From: Linda Harris Bookman   Newport OH
Relationship:  friend

So sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in my thoughts & prayers.
Sent:  11/19/2012
From: Mr & Mrs Bobby Hill   Cutler Ohio
Relationship:  Friend/ co-worker

He will be deeply missed and never forgotten. We go back as far as the apprenticeship and early softball days. He was a great co-worker, who deeply care about his family. God Bless all of You, Bob & Colleen Hill
Sent:  11/19/2012
From: Missy (Dana) Vollmar   Marion Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Thinking of you Sheila at this difficult time. In my prayers. Missy
Sent:  11/19/2012
From: Debbie Hartleroad   Longs SC
Relationship:  cousin

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you. So glad I got to see you in August.
Sent:  11/19/2012
From: Michele Dye Stahl   Cincinnati Ohio
Relationship:  friend

Sheila and family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish you strength, courage, and peace in the time to come.
Sent:  11/19/2012
From: Suzi Snyder   Newport Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Sheila and family, Marcia and Bob you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sent:  11/19/2012
From: Ben &Pam Mosier   Vincent Ohio
Relationship:  Robbie Cliftons Uncle

Our prayers are with you all.
Sent:  11/20/2012
From: Tina Burke   Marietta OH
Relationship:  Co-worker at Dravo/Fellow Union Member

Sincere condolence and sympathy to Sheila and Family. You are in my prayers.
Sent:  11/21/2012
From: Ryan & Brooke Enochs   Marietta OH
Relationship:  Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Junior was always so kind. Ryan really enjoyed playing softball with him.He will be missed.
Sent:  11/21/2012
From: Brenda Bond Bagley   Mineral Wells West Virginia
Relationship:  Friend

So sorry to hear about your loss. My prayers are with you and your family at this time. God has another angel ! Always remember the good times. Bob remembers Jr from working at our plant. XOXO
Sent:  11/21/2012
From: Brenda Beebe Duncan   Williamsburg VA
Relationship:  Childhood family friend

To the Giffin family: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We remember Harold and his family through our youth at Tunnel United Methodist. Bless you. The Beebe Family ( Brenda, Pat, Mike, Chris and Nona)
Sent:  11/23/2012
From: Sandra and Glenn Goff   Belmont WV
Relationship:  Friend

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Praying for strength, comfort, and peace during this time!! We are so very sorry !!
Sent:  11/24/2012
From: Joyce Hearn Fisher   Marietta OH
Relationship:  Friend

Sheila - Mom and I would like to extend our condolences in the passing of your husband. You and your family are in our prayers at this time.
Sent:  11/25/2012
From: Sue Bookman   Newport Ohio
Relationship:  Friend

Sheila, Becca, Bob, Marcia, Giffin family-So sorry to hear of your loss. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. Lots of love, Gerald and Sue Bookman
Sent:  11/25/2012

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