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595 Franklin Rd. SE
Marietta, GA 30067
770-420-5557
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GIFFORD, Donald DONALD WESTLIN GIFFORD Donald Westlin Gifford of Atlanta, born 8/15/32, died 12/16/10. Born in Somerville, MA, he graduated from Tufts University, served 2 years in the 82nd Airborne, and worked at Lincoln National Life specializing in qualified retirement plans. Survived by his wife of 54 years, Patricia, and children Donald Westlin Jr., and Mary Sumners, and by six grandchildren. He wrote the following to be his obituary: He made the world a better place, Not merely by the act of leaving. He was having trouble keeping pace, His progeny is grieving. His soul now lives in outer space, His bones, alas, in inner. He'd like a modicum of grace, He was only a moderate sinner. A funny, brilliant man, he loved Scrabble and Bridge, Robert Parker novels and classic movies. A reception in his honor will be held at his home on Sunday, December 19, from 5-7pm. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions in his honor to Emmaus House Episcopal Mission at 404-525-5948 or www. emmaushouse.org Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Marietta. (770) 420-5557
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 18, 2010
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