Steven J. Giffin of Chadds Ford

Steven J. Giffin, 47, of Chadds Ford, died Wednesday, Jan. 1, at his home. Born in West Corvina, Calif., he is the son of Dorothy Giffin Grande.

He graduated from Springfield High School in 1984. Steven was the co-owner of Giffin Construction Inc. in Kennett Square with his brother Bob with whom he shared the business for 20 years. He enjoyed softball and was the member of many teams including St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Springfield.

Steven packed more living into 47 years than any octogenarian. He loved life, laughter, nature and valued hard work.  He enjoyed being with his family and friends, fishing, gardening, sports, crabbing in Rock Hall, Md. and his dog Bear. If Steven was your friend, you were blessed. He was courageous, loyal, kind and had a heart as big and generous as the outdoors he loved. He will be missed by many, but never will he or his infectious laugh be forgotten. His courage in the face of his long illness will remain an inspiration for all who loved him. When you think of Steven smile and lift your glass.

His family would like to thank all the doctors and medical personnel who cared for Steven during his long illness and who remained his loyal friends.

He is survived by his mother Dorothy Grande of Kennett Square, Robert Giffin and his wife, Michele of Kennett Square, his sister Donna of Aston, his live-in companion and best friend Kimberly Irey Ward of Chadds Ford, and her son, Lee Ward, grandfather, Robert King of Villanova, nephews David Giffin of Baltimore, Md., Brad Giffin of Avondale, and aunts, uncles and cousins.

You are invited to visit with his family and friends from 10 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home, 250 W. State Street in Kennett Square. His Memorial service will follow. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Steven’s memory may be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation online at or Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) 383 Main Avenue 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851

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