Robert K. “Ralph” Giffin

September 21, 1956 - March 1, 2019

09/21/1956 - 03/01/2019

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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Dave Giffin
3 years ago

Dear Cousins, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I just found out about this from Cousin Bruce.

Terry T Magyar
4 years ago

May Jesus wrap you in his loving arms.

Tony Yocca
4 years ago

To Ralph’s brother, sisters and family, my heart grieves upon hearing of Ralph’s passing. It seems like only yesterday that Ralph was one of the best half-mile runners in the whole Valley. It was truly a privilege to be a part of the same track teams at Shadyside with him. I so regret losing contact over the years. We had some wonderful memories. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Jim Kovalo
4 years ago

So sorry to hear about Ralph. He was a good man.

Linda Stephens-bowers
4 years ago

My deepest sympathy

Carolyn Brown
4 years ago

Mark Lana Patty and Families, so very sorry for your loss. Prayers of comfort for you all.

4 years ago

I remember fondly the warm Summer days with Bobby and the rest of the Giffins in Shadyside…

4 years ago

I remember fondly summer days with Bobby and the rest of the Giffins in Shadyside. I will be attending the service…

4 years ago

So Sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.

Karen Clark
4 years ago

So sorry for your loss. He was a great guy to be around when we were in school!