2012-07-12 / Obituaries

Joseph J. Stafford Jr. Ocean View, Del., 65

Joseph J. “Joe” Stafford Jr., age 65, of Ocean View, Del., and Maui, Hawaii, and formerly of Gettysburg, died Sunday, July 1, 2012, at Beebe Medical Center in Lewes, Del.

Born in Wells Tannery, he was the son of the late Joseph J. and Iva B. (Horton) Stafford Sr.

Prior to his retirement, he had been a science teacher and directed the Gifted and Talented Program for Gettysburg Area School District.

He is survived by his wife Virginia C. “Ginny” Stafford; one son, Dr. Joseph “JJ” Stafford and his wife, Kristen, of Maui, Hawaii; one brother, William Stafford, and his wife, Carma, of Shippensburg; two grandchildren: Emily and Sam Stafford; and a niece and nephew, Lindsey and Michael Stafford.

A celebration of his life was held Sunday, July 8, at 2 p.m. at Cashtown Lions Club Park, Cashtown. Pastor Edward Keyser officiated.

Memorials may be made to the Emily and Samuel Stafford Education Fund, c/o PNC Bank, 2 S. Pennsylvania Ave., Bethany Beach, DE 19930.

Arrangements were by Hastings Funeral Home, in Selbyville, Del., where condolences may be at www.hastingsfuneralhome.net

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