Gaffney, David Alan |

Gaffney, David Alan

David Alan Gaffney, 59, took his final journey to a better place on Sept. 1, 2008. He battled a long illness with courage and dignity. This remarkable man, born Jan. 12, 1949 in San Bernardino, Calif., lived his life in Southern California, Washington State, Lake Tahoe and the place he loved the most, Grass Valley, Calif. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy Gaffney, mother Joanne, brother Matt, niece Amy and nephew Michael, as well as numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He also leaves many loving friends who will miss him and his unique ability to make everyone laugh.

Dave served bravely and honorably with the 101st Airborne of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam war. Following his military service he graduated from UC Irvine, attended Loyola Law School and received his MBA from the University of Nevada in Reno. He was an accomplished general contractor for 27 years.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2008 at 3 p.m. at the home of Julian and Linda Farlow, 16456 Hilaire Road, Rough and Ready, Calif.

In lieu of flowers, take the opportunity to tell someone you love them; or donations may be made to the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation Cancer Center. Donation envelopes will be available at the celebration.

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