John Haifley

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John Franklin Haifley, 70, of Washington, DC, died of lung cancer November 20, 2015. He was born to Francis A. Haifley and Louise Leister Haifley in Riverdale, MD, and grew up in Manchester, MD. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelor of Science degree in Speech and was a founding member of the Radio and Television Workshop. He earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1971 from the University of Texas. His career in transportation legislative affairs began at the Maryland Department of Transportation under then Secretary Harry R. Hughes. He next worked at the Highway Users Federation, the American Automobile Association, the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, and most recently, the U.S. Department of Transportation. The National Journal characterized him as a "Straight-shooting Road Warrior." He was a devoted family man and enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially on the water. He is survived by his mother, Louise Haifley of Bradenton, FL; his wife of 43 years, Julie Link Haifley, of Washington, DC; a daughter Helen Haifley McCreight and son-in-law Owen McCreight of Kensington, MD, and a daughter Katherine Haifley DeAnna and son-in-law John-Paul DeAnna of Knoxville, TN; a grandson, James Wesley DeAnna; and several nieces and nephews. A graveside service will be held on Sunday, November 29, at 2:00 Hampstead Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3800 Reservoir Road, NW, Washington, DC 20057.

Published in Carroll County Times on Nov. 24, 2015
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