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Wallace Giffen

1936 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Wallace Giffen Obituary
Giffen, Wallace
1936 - 2018
Wallace "Wally" Cameron Giffen, age 82, died September 4, 2018 in Westerville, Ohio. He was born in Washington, PA on April 24, 1936. Wally is survived by his wife, Sarah; son, Malcolm; daughter, Rev. Heather Giffen; sisters, Dr. Lois(Ragáe) Makar and Lynette; cousins, a host of nieces and nephews, extended family, many friends and colleagues. He is preceded in death by his former wife Leslie A. Williams, parents Rev. Harold and Alice Nelson Giffen and brother-in-law Rev. Dr. Richard McConnell. Wally received his first degree from Westminster College, Class of 1958, where he was also a member of the fraternity Phi Kappa Tau. He was a missionary with the United Presbyterian Church in Pakistan for three years and after received his PhD in Physics in Syracuse, NY. He taught Physics at Wittenberg University. He worked for Medical Instrumentation, Inc. in Springfield, OH, Ohio Hospital Association in Columbus, OH and OSU for 26 years serving as Energy Programs Manager & Director of Utilities. Wally served on the Sewer & Water Board of Columbus for 15 years and was recognized for providing "leadership, diligence and a collaborative spirit." He was active on Amateur Radio with the call sign of W8IYE and volunteered in many local events and was active in ARES. Wally was an active member of First Congregational Church serving as Chairman of the House & Grounds Committee, Treasurer, Trustee and other committees. A service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 1 PM at First Congregational Church, 444 E. Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43215. Please make contributions in his memory to: First Congregational Church, Parkinson's Disease Foundation of Ohio, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr., Suite 265, Columbus, OH 43231 and/or Heartland Hospice, 6500 Busch Blvd., Suite 210, Columbus, OH 43229. Visit www.OhioCremation.org to leave his family an online condolence.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch from Sept. 9 to Sept. 14, 2018
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