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2100 Perkiomen Avenue
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John Gaffney

John P. "Jack" Gaffney

Thursday, August 18th, 1960 - Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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John P. Gaffney, 60, of Temple, passed away peacefully at the Penn State Health-Milton S. Hershey Medical Center on September 22, 2020.
He was the beloved husband of Jennifer (Miller) Gaffney for 25 years. Born in Elizabeth, NJ, he was the son of Mary Eileen and the late James F. Gaffney Sr.
A 1978 graduate of Reading Central Catholic and a 1982 graduate of Alvernia College, he was self-employed as a general contractor for many years and a member of Holy Guardian Angels Church.
Known to his friends and family as Jack or “Junn”, he was a colorful, gregarious figure who loved life and lived large. Always “living the dream”, he was forever ready with quick stories that weren’t always so quick, a “chuckle for ya”, a joke or a hug for anyone who needed it. He loved to laugh and was loud as anyone who crossed paths with him can attest to as he “rolled” around Berks County in his vintage collection of trucks and El Caminos. You often heard Jack coming before you saw him.
Jack enjoyed hot rods, especially his 1967 Chevelle, boating, vacations in Maine, telling tales (some tall, some true), history, politics, drinking coffee, sitting and having a conversation about practically anything. He had a story or an opinion on a wide variety of topics. There was nothing, however, that Jack loved more than spending time with his family especially watching the “center of his world”, his daughter Molly, play volleyball, sing or perform.
There are not enough words to express our loss. To say he will be greatly missed is a vast understatement because there is a space he occupied in our family that will never be filled. We will miss Junn forever.
In addition to his wife and daughter at home, he is survived by 3 brothers: James, Reading; Joseph, husband of Jacqueline, Exeter Township; Matthew, husband of Marcella, Muhlenberg Township; his sister Maureen, wife of Barry Vagnoni, Exeter Township; and many nieces and nephews who loved their Uncle Jack.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, September 29, 2020 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Lutz Funeral Home 2100 Perkiomen Avenue, Mt. Penn. An additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:00 am prior to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am in Holy Guardian Angels Church, 3121 Kutztown Road, Reading. Interment will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Jack's go fund me page.
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  • Visitation

    September 29th, 2020 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    September 29th, 2020 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Lutz Funeral Home, Inc.
    2100 Perkiomen Avenue
    Mt. Penn, PA 19606
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  • Second Visitation

    September 30th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    September 30th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Holy Guardian Angels
    3121 Kutztown Rd
    Reading, PA 19605
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  • Service

    September 30th, 2020 | 11:00am
    September 30th, 2020 11:00am
    Holy Guardian Angels
    3121 Kutztown Rd
    Reading, PA 19605
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    Rev. Robert Finlan


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Joe Buono

Posted at 11:01pm
Joe Buono
I met Jack around 1983 when I worked at Marty's Ammoco. Jack spent alot of time at Tony's Sunoco, he was always a car guy and driving his 67 chevelle convertible. We didn't see each other for many years but when we did it was like old times talking cars. Deepest sympathy to Jacks Family and Friends. God Bless them. Our time on earth is unknown and short, but being a Believer in Jesus Christ you will have Eternal life in Heaven. Jack was a Believer and one day we will see him again. John 3:16

Ann Brooks

Posted at 05:51pm
Jen and Molly,
Our sincere condolences in Jack's passing. His contagious personality and embracing warmth to make every person feel they were special each time he'd see them, was genuine and loving. We will always remember his kindnesses to Mary at HGA. We pray for you both that Jesus keeps you in the palm of His hand in the days and weeks ahead. Know your angel in heaven has you covered for always.
In Christ,
Annie, David and Mary-Elizabeth Brooks

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