James Anthony "Jim" Gifford III - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

James Anthony “Jim” Gifford III

January 31, 1942 - March 19, 2023

James Anthony “Jim” Gifford III, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Born in Philadelphia, PA on January 31, 1942, he was the son of the late James Anthony and Violet (Weber) Gifford, Jr. Jim proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. He worked as a technician for Boeing Helicopters for many years.

Jim had a passion for sports, he was an avid softball player and served as a coach and umpire for Folcroft Girls Club. He also loved to cheer on his beloved Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles. Jim enjoyed taking his beloved dog for a walk and traveling to Florida. He will always be remembered as everyone’s favorite uncle.

In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his wife, Katherine Cecilia (Campbell) Gifford; sister, Janet Balaguer; and brother-in-law, Daniel Balaguer. He is survived by his daughter, Cheryl Baker (Steve); and grandchildren, Alexandra Baker and Steven Baker.

All services will be held privately.


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