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Robert K. "Ralph" Giffin

September 21, 1956 - March 1, 2019

Robert K. “Ralph” Giffin, 62, of Shadyside, Ohio died Friday, March 1, 2019. He was born September 21, 1956, in Wheeling, W.Va., and was the son of the late Robert G. and Gerrie Hahn Giffin. Bobby was a 1975 graduate of Shadyside High School, where he excelled in track and field. He was a Presbyterian by faith. Friends and family recall his good sense of humor, knack for imitations and love of sports. He’s survived by a brother, Mark (Vicky) Giffin of Shadyside; two sisters, Lana (Bud) Melanko Jr. of Shadyside and Patty (Skip) Bauknecht of Bellaire, Ohio; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, a great-nephew and cousins. Services and burial will be held at the convenience of the family. He will be laid to rest in Greenwood Cemetery in Wheeling. Condolences may be shared with the family at Donations may be made in Bobby’s memory to the Salvation Army at

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