William E. Gifford

William E. Gifford

William E. Gifford, 88, of San Marcos, Calif., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018.

He was born in 1929, in Columbus, Pa. In 1976, he retired from TRW and moved to California. Here he started a new adventure with his wife, Mary. An avid fisherman and hunter, he would return to New York each year for the opening of hunting season. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Mary Gifford of San Marcos, Calif.; four daughters: Kathy Jenkins of San Diego, Calif., Mary Beth Meyers of Phoenix, Ariz., Teresa Hayden of Nuevo, Calif., and Debra Isaacs of San Marcos, Calif. He was preceded in death by his son, William Gifford Jr. He was also blessed with 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

A memorial Mass will be held at St. Mark’s Catholic Church in San Marcos, Calif. Internment will be held at Miramar National Cemetery in San Diego, Calif.

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