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Stephen H. Jaffee

June 18, 1942 May 15, 2016
Stephen H. Jaffee
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Obituary for Stephen H. Jaffee

Stephen H. Jaffee died suddenly in Newburgh NY with his family by his side on May 15, 2016. He was a great family man, devoted husband and loving father. He is survived by his loving wife Mary of 40 years, son Jay & wife Daniella of New Windsor, son Mark & wife Trish of Plattekill, daughter Rebecca of New Windsor, son Patrick of Newburgh, sister Shelley Sosnick & husband Paul, brother Michael Jaffee & wife Laurie, brother Lon Birnhotz, and beloved grandchildren Alyssa, Tyler, Lilie, Emily, and nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews. Stephen is predeceased by his mother June Birnholz, Father Julius Jaffee, stepfather Leon Birnholz, childhood friends Val Warren & Mike Gross, and friend George Rodecker. Stephen was born June 18' 1942 in Brooklyn to June & Julius Jaffee. A graduate of Newburgh Free Academy, he proudly served in the United States National Guard. He retired as a graphic artist from Texaco Research & Development. An avid artist, photographer and cigar aficionado, he enjoyed photographing family, nature, and cigar events. Stephen had a love of music from an early age, listening to 45s with his sister, playing in bands and being a DJ with Customusic. He enjoyed spending time with his friends from Schlesingers Hudson Valley Cigars where he worked. One of his greatest joys was capturing memories of his children, grandchildren and extended family. Stephen was an animal lover and cared for many. His family and friends will always remember him smiling, with a cigar or camera in his hand. Stephen will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Services will be held at Doulin Newburgh Funeral Home Inc. on Wednesday, May June 18,2016 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 at 318 N Montgomery St. Newburgh, NY 12550. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Stephen's life. Stephen was patriotic and proudly involved in events for Veterans and one of his favorite organizations was Wings for Warriors. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations sent to Wings for Warriors PO Box 93811 Phoenix Arizona 85070 or wingsforwarriors.org

Visitation:
318 N. Montgomery St. Newburgh, NY 12550
Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:00 PM


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