Maxwell Hartley Gifford, Sr.
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Oct. 31, 1924 - Feb. 18, 2013
Resident of Castro Valley
Maxwell Hartley Gifford, Sr., born October 31, 1924, in Rochester, MA, is fondly remembered with love and affection on what would have been his 89th birthday. Mr. Gifford passed away unexpectedly on February 18, 2013, age 88.
A Castro Valley resident since 1949, Mr. Gifford enjoyed weekly bowling in the Castro Village Seniors League. Following graduation from the New Bedford Vocational School, Mr. Gifford served in the U.S. Navy as an Aviation Machinists Mate 3rd Class, before working as an Aviation Metalsmith at Alameda Naval Air Station.
He is survived by Jessie Mary Gifford, his beloved wife of 67 years, son and daughter-in-law, David A. Gifford and Betsy Gifford of Lafayette, CA, grandson, Dave Gifford of San Francisco, brother Maurice M. Gifford of Cotuit, MA and sister Anna White of Rochester, MA. He is predeceased by his son, Maxwell H. Gifford, Jr., of Alaska, parents Maxwell S. Gifford and Grace May (Hartley) Gifford of Rochester, MA and six siblings.
You are forever in our hearts and minds.
Published in Inside Bay Area on Oct. 31, 2013