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Official Obituary of

Robert Conrad Gaffron

October 7, 1951 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Robert Gaffron Obituary

Robert Conrad Gaffron, 72, Berlin, went to be with the Lord on December 9, 2023 at home. Born October 7, 1951 in Greensburg, son of Carl and Hilde (Thalheimer) Gaffron. Preceded in death by parents, wife the former Shirley Brueggman, brother Leonard, and mother-in-law Margaret Brueggman. Survived by daughters: Jenny (Jonathan) Woytek, Katie (Brendan) Nicholson, Annie (Andrew) Bargielski, Elizabeth Gaffron, and Olivia Gaffron and boyfriend Ethan Sailor; grandchildren: Lucas, Hayley, and Joshua Bargielski, and Patrick and Henry Nicholson; brother Carl Gaffron; sisters: Heidi (James) Gurksnis and Susan Gaffron; sister-in-law Lorie Gaffron; numerous nieces and nephews; and faithful canine companions Atticus and Merlin. He was a 1969 graduate of Norwin High School, a 1974 graduate of Cal U. of PA in education, and also graduated from the Municipal Police Academy. He was a former teacher at Newport High School, was a retired teacher from Somerset High School, and also was a retired Park Ranger at Laurel Hill and Shawnee State Parks. Member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Baltimore, where he taught confirmation classes, Knights of Columbus, Allegheny Bird Dog Club, where he was the secretary, and he also taught hunter’s education. He enjoyed hunting, being outdoors, his church, and spending time with his family. Family will receive friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin, where a Vigil Service will be held at 6:45 p.m. Funeral Mass 10 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, New Baltimore. Rev. Mark Pattock OFM Cap. Celebrant. Committal church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Friends of Laurel Hill, 1454 Laurel Hill Park Rd., Somerset, PA 15501.

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December 13, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin
705 Main St.
Berlin, Pennsylvania 15530

Vigil Service
December 13, 2023

6:45 PM
Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin
705 Main St.
Berlin, Pennsylvania 15530

Funeral Liturgy
December 14, 2023

10:00 AM
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Berlin, New Baltimore)


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