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Corydon Rouse "Cory" Gifford


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Corydon Rouse "Cory" Gifford Obituary
Cory Gifford died peacefully in the early morning of March 22 2018 surrounded by his ever loving family. He was born on May 11 1940 in Buffalo New York to Charles and Vera Gifford. He was raised in Kenmore NY and graduated from Kenmore High School in 1958. In 1963 Cory graduated from New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University while working in forestry. Following graduation Cory became a career officer in the U.S. Navy. Upon retirement he transitioned to Stanley Associates a defense contracting firm in Alexandria VA which he helped to build from the ground up. After moving to Poquoson fifteen years ago Cory was an active member and the “go to guy” in the Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) the City of Poquoson Auxiliary Communications Team and the Southern Peninsula Amateur Radio Klub (SPARK). He enjoyed mentoring new team members and helped to develop a top-notch crew of volunteers. Cory is mourned by his loving wife Shelley; the damn damsels and sons-in-law Julie and Larry King Katie and Joe Jones and Molly and Jonathan Lindblom along with his honorary son “brother Tod”; three grandchildren Laurie Nadlyn and Graham King; his sister Carolyn; and cousin Gifford Reed. An avid sailor Cory also leaves behind his beloved Sail Master. The family will receive friends on Monday March 26th from 6 â€" 7:30 PM at Claytor Rollins Funeral Home Poquoson. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to SPARK or Poquoson Volunteer Fire and Rescue. Online condolences to claytorrollins.com .
Published in Daily Press on Mar. 25, 2018
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