John C. “Giff” Giffen, 88, of Latrobe, formerly of Torrance, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born May 1, 1931, in Derry Township, the son of the late William and Hazel (Nicol) Giffen.
He had retired from Blairsville Westinghouse. Giff served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of Torrance United Methodist Church, Torrance.
He is survived by his daughter, Joanie Knobloch and husband John, of Greensburg; son, Jay Giffen and wife Justine, of North Huntingdon; grandchildren Meghan, Donnie, Leah, Zane, Tayler, Alex, Jake, Maxwell and Maya; and great-grandchildren Gianna, Ellie, Francis and Holden.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Marjorie J. (Thomas) Giffen, in 2013; and his sisters Susan Stitt, Margaret (Peggy) Giffen and Mary Showalter.
The family will receive friends Saturday at the James F. Ferguson Funeral Home Inc. from 10 a.m. to noon.
At noon a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Arlene Jones officiating.
Interment will be in the Blairsville Cemetery.