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John Edward Pfaff


1933 - 2013 | Obituary Condolences
John Edward Pfaff Obituary


John Edward Pfaff of West Hartford, loving husband of 50 years of Jane (Brandon) Pfaff, passed away on December 7, 2013. Born on October 5, 1933 and raised in San Diego, CA by his mother Agnes G. Pfaff, John graduated with a degree in Political Science and Economics from San Diego State University where he was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He enlisted in the Navy and was assigned to Washington, D.C. and the Flagship USS Des Moines stationed in the Mediterranean. John spent his business career in Casualty Insurance Field Office Management starting in San Diego and going on to Detroit, MI and the Home Offices of Travelers and Aetna, for whom he exclusively traveled the country at various levels handling immediate issues pertaining to the business of administration. He then spent 10 years as owner managing Travel Associates, Inc. in West Hartford Center. Over the years John was a member of the Economic Club of Detroit, the Old Guard, the 20th Century Club, Rotary Club of West Hartford, and West Hartford Taxpayers Association. A passionate golfer, John was thrilled playing California's Torrey Pines and Pebble Beach. He was an avid daily runner, loved being at oceans and beaches everywhere, reading, travel at every chance, art and live theater. Besides his beloved wife and partner, Jane, John is survived by his brother-in-law Christopher Brandon and wife Beverly of Canton, his nieces Candace (Brandon) and her husband Joseph Langlois of Canton, Kathryn (Brandon) and her husband Timothy Hall and children Addison Jane and Miles of Norfolk, and nephew Kenneth Brandon and his wife Jill (Moore) and their children Christopher, Gavin and Cole of Canton. He truly adored and was devoted to them all. John was cared for and supported by skilled and thoughtful staff and CNAs at Seabury Retirement Community. His family is especially grateful for each one's compassion and capable attention to him, and to Sarah Brown who cared for him personally for almost three years. They were friends. As John wished, there will be no calling hours and burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, a contribution in John's memory may be made to a or to the , 225 North Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Please designate donation is to go to research a cure for dementia. Taylor & Modeen Funeral Home, West Hartford has care of arrangements.



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Published in The Hartford Courant on Dec. 15, 2013
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