John Russell Giffin

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John Russell Giffin

August 22, 1966 - October 08, 2018

John Russell Giffin, 52, of Hagerstown passed away Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, at Doey's House.
Born Monday, Aug. 22, 1966, in Washington, D.C., he was the son of Donna Grace (Pressel) Giffin of Cumberland and the late Lewis William Giffin.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Giffin.
John graduated from Allegany Community College with a degree in Criminal Justice. He was employed with Citibank Credit Card Services, retiring in 2016 after 25 years of service. John was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a devoted husband and loving father to Megan.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Karen Marie Giffin; daughter, Megan Marie Giffin, Hagerstown; two brothers, Tom Giffin and wife, Terry, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Don Giffin and wife, Teresa, Chambersburg, Pa.; sister-in-law, Judy Giffin, Cumberland; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and special canine pal, Roseabell Marie. He was also survived by many close friends that loved him.
Family will receive friends at Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 North Eastern Boulevard, Hagerstown, on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at 2:30 p.m., with the Rev. Michael Seger officiating.
Interment will be private.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doey's House, c/o Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742.
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Published on October 10, 2018
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Danielle from Atlanta
Oct 10, 2018
Hello, you don't know me but I just wanted to extend my condolences to the family. Losing a loved one is a hard thing in life to deal with and I just wanted to share an encouraging thought from the bible. At Revelation 21:3,4 it gives us comfort that God will one day get rid of pain and suffering. We can look forward to a day where we won't have to experience the sadness of losing people in death. I am truly sorry for your loss.
Laura Fix
Oct 10, 2018
John I will keep your wife, daughter and family in my thoughts and prayers. You fought to the end and are now at peace with know pain. I remember when I had a flat tire at work and you took the time to change it for me in your dress clothes and wet parking lot conditions. That’s just the way you were! Kind to everyone! Until we meet again. You are greatly missed!