Paul E. McGaffney, 82, of Amboy, IN, passed away at 8:15 AM, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at his residence. He was born in Kokomo, IN on September 4, 1929, the son of John J. and Effie M. Hilkirk McGaffney. Paul married Laura Swingle on April 6, 1959.
Paul was a 1948 graduate of Galveston High School and a member of the Converse Church of Christ. He retired from Chrysler Corporation in 1989 as a supervisor in the Tool and Dye Casting Department. He was a member of the Miami County Historical Society and a U.S. Army Veteran with the 112th Infantry Regiment.
He is survived by a daughter Monica Oliver of Tipton, IN; a son Randy James of California and a step-son William Ray Huiras and his wife Donna Jolene of Silver Lake, IN; 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Laura, two sisters Mary Barbour and Isabel Galloway and a brother John J. McGaffney, Jr.
A service celebrating the life of Paul E. McGaffney will be held at 10:00 AM, Thursday, July 19, 2012 at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, 201 North Main Street, Amboy, IN . Burial will be in Santa Fe Cemetery and family and friends will gather from 4:00-8:00 PM, Wednesday at the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made through the funeral home to the Miami County Historical Society.