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Robert E. “Gene” Mefford of Newtown, PA died peacefully on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at his residence surrounded by his devoted family. He was 72.

He was the beloved husband of 53 years to Kathryn A. “Kay” Ross Mefford. It is not goodbye, but see you soon. I will miss you until then, but it is never goodbye. There is a new angel looking over me now until we meet again.

Born in Oldham County, KY he was the son of the late Arthur D. and Hattie L. Curtis Mefford and brother of the late William A. Mefford.

Gene started in the printing business working with his sister at an early age. He worked for a few years with his sister and also as a press mechanic before venturing out and opening his own company. He owned and operated Deadline Printing for many years. During his ownership, he went to school to become a master electrician. Gene always enjoyed working in both fields throughout his life.

He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting with his brothers, sons, and friends in Tioga County. Gene was a creative gardener who enjoyed utilizing his home grown vegetables in the many culinary creations he made for his family. He also was a devoted fan of the Phillies. His love for Bluegrass music will live on forever. He will be sadly missed and forever remembered as a loving and devoted family man. He will also be missed dearly by the many friendships he made throughout his life.

In addition to his wife, Gene is survived by his children; Dennis R. Mefford (Sarah) of Feasterville, Donna M. Transue (Gary) of Pipersville, Dorothy A. Madison of Pipersville, David E. Mefford (Ida) of Albrightsville, Diane M. Mefford of Lewis, DE, and Dawn L. Grandinetti (Tony) of Horsham. He is also survived by his 4 brothers Hubert M., Norris T., Dwight A., and Jerry W. Mefford, 6 sisters Louise W. Burchill, Mary M. Gorski, Lorena F. Smith, Florence Mikula, Phyllis A. Beilharz, and Linda S. Miller, 14 grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren.

Gene’s family will receive condolences on Friday, November 2, 2012, from 10:00AM until his memorial service 11:30AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954. Interment will be private.

In Lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 3331 Street Rd. Suite 410 Bensalem, PA 19020.

Gene’s family will receive condolences on Friday, November 2, 2012, from 10:00AM to 11:30AM at the Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home, 800 Newtown-Richboro Rd. (at Holland Rd.) Richboro, PA 18954.
November 02 2012 - 11:30 am
Joseph A. Fluehr III Funeral Home
800 Newtown-Richboro Road, Richboro, PA 18954
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On November 01st, 2012 at 04:36 pm, Jacki Oliver wrote...

Gene, what a great guy. Gene and Kay came into our lives about 12 years ago what wonderful people.. We were lucky to camp next to them at a Bluegrass festival. Then the tradition began, our own little bluegrass family what wonderful memories we made. He will always have a special place in my heart. I love you Gene

On November 01st, 2012 at 09:19 am, Lisa Marie & John Long wrote...

We are friends of Dawn's and although we never had the joy of meeting Gene. Dawn always had a great story or something to say about her daddy. I feel like I really knew Gene through Dawn. I can see her in his smile, seeing his pictures and through Dawn & Tony's children as well. Thank you Gene for giving to me one of my dearest friends, Dawn. With all our love ~xoxo~

On October 31st, 2012 at 02:31 pm, Maureen Renson wrote...

Where to start....his smile!! Always his smile! Gene was a great guy with a great family. His love for his family and friends knew no bounds. I have so many happy memories with Gene, Kay and all the family! Gene and Kay have always been the most gracious hosts with all who entered their home. Gene always made me feel so welcome and genuinely glad to see me! I will miss you my friend. You and Danny are really going to have some fun now. I can the party everyone threw you by the effects of Sandy...Big hugs ntil I see you guys again!!

On October 30th, 2012 at 08:21 am, Doreen Dohrmann wrote...

Gene, you will forever be in my heart. There are so many amazing bluegrass festival memories that have been shared. I love you and I miss you already. God bless you. Until we meet again....

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