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Orley DeWayne O'Daffer

February 4, 1947 ~ July 13, 2019 (age 72)


Orley DeWayne O'Daffer, 72, of Van Wert passed away at 8:40 AM on July 13, 2019 at Vancrest of Van Wert. He was born on February 04, 1947 in, Rockford, to the late Carl and Dorothy ( Hoverman) O'Daffer.

On July 09, 1968, he married the love of his life, Mary E. Hurley. They recently celebrated 51 years of marriage, and shared years of memories. Orley retired from Federal Mogul after 40 years. He was a member of Church on the Horizon, where he proudly served as custodian.

When his children were younger, Orley was a Van Wert High School band parent and also helped with Scouting. He was an Ohio State Buckeye fan and faithfully donated over 20 gallons of blood to the Red Cross. He was an avid gardener, and his family was the most important thing to him.

Surviving are his wife, Mary O'Daffer of Van Wert; children: Nancy L. ( Michael) Adcock of Fisher, IN; J. Elizabeth Mora of Canon; Robbert P. D. (Ariane) O'Daffer of Bessemer, PA; brother, Rick (Doreen) O'Daffer of Columbus; sister, Jean O'Daffer and her special friend, Tammy Barr of Middle Point; sister-in-law, Trudy O'Daffer of Middle Point; grandchildren: Brenton Adcock, Trevor Adcock, Madison Reidl, Breanna Reidl, Orley R. D. O'Daffer II; and great granddaughter, Juliet Adcock.

In addition to his parents, Orley was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert and Albert O'Daffer; and sister, Carolyn Hamm.

The Memorial Service will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Custis, officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 5 to 7 PM.

Interment will be at 10 AM, Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in the Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point.

Memorial contributions in Orley`s memory may be sent to the American Red Cross or to the American Heart Association.

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Funeral arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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July 16, 2019

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Memorial Service
July 16, 2019

7:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

July 17, 2019

10:00 AM
Ridge Cemetery
Lincoln Highway
Middle Point, OH 45863

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