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MICHAEL MCCLAFFERTY
April 25, 1973 ˜ October 28, 2019

Michael McClafferty, age 46, passed away on Monday, October 28, 2019. He will be greatly missed by his family and the Vancouver, WA community.
Michael graduated from Bishop Egan High School in Fairless Hills, PA where he excelled both academically and in cross county.
He graduated from the University of Portland in 1995 and fell in love with the Pacific Northwest where he continued to reside until his death.
Michael was employed at Vancouver Pizza Company where he positively impacted many co-workers and customers with his charm and off-beat sense of humor.
He was an entrepreneurial collector who orchestrated antique toy shows in the local area. His passion, Vancouver Toy Junkies, brought joy to many.
Michael was a gentle, sweet, loyal person
who loved his children and his family deeply.
All who knew him loved him.
Michael is survived by his loving family: spouse, Christine McClafferty; their children: Elliot McClafferty, Camille McClafferty, Emerson McClafferty and Mavis McClafferty; his parents, Eugene and Virginia McClafferty from Levittown, PA; his sister, Carrie Monagle (Larry) and their son, (Liam) from Washington Crossing, PA; his brother, David McClafferty from Los Angeles, CA; and also by many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.
Michael’s life will be celebrated, through visitation with his family, on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church Sanctuary at 4723 NW Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98663. A funeral service will be held on Friday, November 8, 2019 at 9 a.m. also at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. A light reception will follow the liturgy at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Internment will be private.
In lieu of flowers or other, the family has established a memorial fund for the ongoing care and support of Michael’s children. Donations can be dropped off at any Wells Fargo branch location or be mailed to: McClafferty Children Memorial Fund, C/O Wells Fargo Bank, 2349 Street Road, Bensalem, PA 19020.
Please sign his guest book @ www.columbian.com/obits

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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 3, 2019.
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November 26, 2019
I knew Michael from the school I attended, but from the short time I knew him, he was an amazing person, I am so sorry that he passed. I wish only the best for the family.
zane craig
November 20, 2019
I will always remember Michael as a sweet and funny young boy who was my son's (Bryan) best friend in grade school (Queen of the Universe in Levittown PA).> I wish I had the words to say how sorry I am for your loss. Please know that I am thinking of your entire family. May you find peace and comfort from family and friends.
Donna Nord and family
November 18, 2019
Mike and I were friends through grade school and high school. I spent numerous summers hanging out at his house. He introduced me to music, film, and books. Along with our other friends, Tom and Al, we'd just have a blast. We'd all trade jokes and try to entertain each other- always something happening! Mike was a great friend to us.
College came and our group got together less frequently. Life and time took us in different directions. But I will always remember those days of growing up in the neighborhood with Mike.
This is a terrible loss and I my prayers go to his family. May you find peace in this time of sadness.
God's love be with you,
Eric
Eric Horchheimer
November 13, 2019
Michael was a witty, kind, helpful family man and community player. He had great value and will be missed. His family is a delight, and I hope our community's care helps make this an easier time for them all.
Dina Elizabeth Hovde
November 13, 2019
Dear Mr. & Mrs. McClafferty, Carrie, & David:
I so sorry to hear the news about Michael's passing. I have been praying for all of you and will continue to do so. I hope you can find comfort in the memories you have of Michael and remembering all the lives he has touched. From what I've read about him it was many.
Sincerely,
Jeannine Steffe Kindness
November 12, 2019
We have known Gene, Ginny and their family for many years. We were so saddened to hear about Michael; his promising life taken suddenly . Hopefully, the many memories you have made together will keep Michael present in your hearts. Our prayerful thoughts go out to Christine and their children, Gene, Ginny, Carrie, Larry, David and all the family and friends who love and miss him. We know this must be difficult and pray you can find strength at this time. We are so very sorry.
The Lorenzes-Gregg, Carol, Aly, Shelby, Kyle
November 11, 2019
Michael was one of my few childhood friends. Even though we lost touch when I had left for college, the memories of the fun that we had was always present in my mind. We loved to play Star Wars together and pretend that we were shooting movies in his backyard. I can still recall sitting up in the crabapple-tree in the corner of his yard and eating fig-newtons. We also loved playing frisbee and gawking over his comic-book collection while listening to VanHalen or Twisted Sister. He had a great sense of humor. His creativity was beautiful. He was always friendly. I have missed him ever since we lost touch, and I miss him all the more now.
David Andrews
November 9, 2019
We only knew Michael from Vancouver Pizza. He was the highlight of each visit and was fun to tease. He'd give it right back. He will be missed.
Pat Chase
November 8, 2019
Our family will miss seeing our good neighbor and his great smile and his generosity always willing to help others in time of need our hearts go out to his wife and children with many prayers
Richard Yonce
November 7, 2019
Michael was that rare person who wore a beautiful smile and brought tremendous joy to those who met him. He would show his love for his children openly. Mike shared a great sense of humor to everyone at our early morning meetings. Our deepest sympathies and blessings to his family, Anne and Terry Ogle
November 7, 2019
We lived in Levittown for many years and knew Mike through our son Thomas Leisse. They went to grade school and Bishop Egan together and were fast friends. Mike was such a funny, witty and creative guy and there was always a lot of laughter when he was around. Sending our deepest sympathy and prayers to the McClafferty family. May God guide you with his grace through this difficult time.
Betty & Jim Leisse
November 6, 2019
Michael was my dearest friend growing up. We had so much fun making home video movies at his house, playing games, helping each other with school and life. Going to Europe with Mike in high school was life-changeing, and later, I would make trips to visit him at university in Portland. We lost touch a number of years ago but I can never forget my wonderful friend! So sorry to the McClafferty family for your loss.
Thomas Leisse
November 6, 2019
Our deepest sympathies to our neighbors, Gene, Ginny and family on the loss of your beloved Michael. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most sad time.
Gail & Larry Vladimir
November 6, 2019
Michael was such a fun loving, compassionate person with a unique and eccentric sense of humor. He will be greatly missed in his beloved Uptown Village Community. Sending love to his family and friends at this time of loss.
Morgan Hutchinson
November 5, 2019
I am very sorry to read this news. I was a classmate of his at Bishop Egan and remember his quirky sense of humor and excellent academic skills. I have fond memories of doing creative writing with Mike for homework assignments in Father Richard's religion and Ms. B's spanish classes. While I haven't spoken to him since graduation, he was a good person and helpful to others. My deepest condolences to his family.
Craig Schweizer
Classmate
November 5, 2019
We enjoyed Michael so much every time we visited Vancouver Pizza. We will miss him. Our condolences and prayers for his family.
Bobbie and Tom Nelson
November 5, 2019
so sorry gone to soon love to the family
mary esposito
November 4, 2019
So sorry to hear of Michael's passing. He was a fixture in Uptown Village and active in the community. He will be greatly missed by our business community and by each of us personally.
Beth Hovee
November 4, 2019
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Amber Miller
November 4, 2019
Love you, Mike. Thanks for being you.
Pete (Guy) Barker
November 4, 2019
I will always remember how Mike would route for his son during the soccer games, running up and down the sideline "go-go-go, run-run-run". He was always involved with the soccer team, even helping plan pizza events with the team. Always a smile on his face. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Simons Family
November 4, 2019
Sending the McClafferty family all of our love. We hope you find some comfort in one another and in all of those who mourn with you. We are so sorry.

Love,
Julie and Ken
Julie Monagle
November 4, 2019
Rest In Peace Mike. May the good memories of your humor, kindness, and sincerity keep you alive and vibrant. Endless blessings for your family and children. For all who are grieving the void of your loss, may we come together to celebrate your life and the good you shared with all.
Angela Farley
November 3, 2019
My wife and I met Michael when we first stopped at Vancouver Pizza for an evening meal. He will be remembered as one of the few people that made a difference in our lives and such a positive influence. We are one of the few people living in Portland that would drive the 10 mile route to have pizza and chat with Michael. He took the time to remember our names and was a special part of our lives. We will miss his smile

Dana and LynAnn Beck
November 3, 2019
I am so sorry to hear the news of Mikes passing. I will always remember the first time I met Mike at Egan. He was such a gentleman. So kind and friendly. It made me so happy when Mike and David became friends and teammates. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Terry Hinterberger
November 3, 2019
My family first met Michael when he worked at Casa Grande on Main Street. It was our favorite restaurant and Michael was great to us. He then took his two oldest kids to the performing arts studio that my daughter owns and I work at. He was always so kind and pleasant. No matter how much time would pass between meetings, he was always happy to see us and treated us like old friends. I can't believe he is gone. My heart goes out to his family. We will all miss him terribly.
Tippy Warf
November 3, 2019
To the McClafferty Family,
How saddened I was to see Michael's Obit in today's Courier Times. I remember him so well from Egan. I taught him both Junior and Senior Religion, and he also travelled with me to Eurooe in the summer of 1990. He and his classmates made that trip most memorable for me. Know I will offer Holy Mass for Michael and for his family. Blessings to you all. Fr Richard Davis, TOR.
Father Richard Davis, TOR
November 3, 2019
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November 3, 2019
My husband and I know Mike from our days at UP. Mike was always glad to see you, full of quick wit and infectious joy! Every time I ran into him it made me happy!
If we were down on Main St. we would go have pizza at Vancouver Pizza, not just for the pizza but to see Mike!!
He will be dearly missed. He was an awesome guy!!
Our sincerest sympathies to his family. We keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
Anna Otoupal
November 3, 2019
To the family and to Michael. Always the beautiful smile every time we crossed paths. You will be missed and your memory will stay bright in my mind.
Brett Allred
November 3, 2019
We are broken-hearted for all of you. Sending our love, support and sympathy. May the good memories and love help you heal. See you soon with huge hugs
Bill and Kathy Davis
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November 3, 2019
Praying for peace for the McClafferty family. We love you and are here for you.
Vlad & Rachelle St Phard
November 3, 2019
I am so very sorry for your family's loss. I have wonderful memories of Mike. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Kelly Reardon
November 3, 2019
Our condolences to you and your family. Debbie & Curt Nelson.
Curt Nelson
November 3, 2019
Mike you will be greatly missed. I know we did not hang out other than the toy show or me stopping in to get a pizza. I am going to miss the frantic nights of helping you set up for your toy show show. I know you had great love for your family and were very proud of them. R.I.P.
Guy Gray
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