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GIFFIN, Robert
GIFFIN, Robert Born in Somerville, Massachusetts, on August 1, 1937, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family and loved ones, on December 19, 2017. Bob enjoyed a distinguished career as an aerospace engineer, which included launching innovative radar antennas in his early career, work on the Space Shuttle while at Edwards Air Force Base and other projects for NASA. He was a proud grandfather, father and husband (of 55 years to his beloved Jeanie, before she passed); he was an avid tennis player and gardener and loved being able to 'fix anything.' He also volunteered as a court appointed special advocate for children and as a prison mentor. Bob is survived by his three children and their spouses: Bill Giffin (Paula); Robin Gustini (Peter); and Donna Ortega (Paul); five grandchildren: Jonathan and Dylan Giffin; Courtney, Christopher and Madison Gustini. Friends, family and loved ones are invited to join a Celebration of Life ceremony and mass on January 13, 2018 @10:00 a.m. at Father Serra Parish, located at 42121 North 60th Street West, Lancaster, CA. Reception to follow at the Giffin family home.

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