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Clifford Francis Tefend

Obituary Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018

Mr. Clifford Francis Tefend, 88, of Gainesville, Georgia passed away on January 14, 2018.

Born in Highland Park, Michigan, he graduated from the University of Detroit with a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Engineering.  For 37 years, he held progressive engineering and management roles at Rockwell International, Missile Systems Division.

A dedicated member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, he absolutely cherished his faith and family. He has living legacy of 11 children, 21 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Cliff, aka “Fran,” loved hunting, nature and viewing the lake. He was a man of honor, simplicity and fairness. He bound us all together.

Surviving are his children: Jeffrey (Betsy), Kevin (Phillistene), Mark (Linda), Kathy, Karen, Kim (Mike), Matthew (Hanna), Mary (David) and James; step-children Mark and Mike (Cindy) Finney; twin brother Fred; sisters Margaret, Dolly, Ann and Elaine. He is preceded in death by parents, Benjamin and Anna; brothers Benjamin and William; sister Irene; son Keith and his beloved wife Sylvia Blackwell Tefend.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at  St. Michael’s in Gainesville at 11am on January 26th; thereafter Clifford will be laid to rest alongside his wife following Holy Mass; Memorial Park Cemetery (2030 Memorial Park Drive, Gainesville). www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

Send online condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com.

Funeral Date
01/26/2018 at 11:00AM
Funeral Home
Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery and Crematory
Phone
770-287-8227
Address
2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA 30504
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