John McCaffrey

10/18/2017

John McCaffrey, of Warwick, NY, passed away on October 18, 2017 at Schervier Pavilion.  He was 70 years old.

Born on November 23, 1946 in Brooklyn, NY, he was the son of the late Michael and Mary (Murphy) McCaffrey.

He was married to Nancy (Mariano) McCaffrey. 

John served with the Air Force from 1965-1971.  He was a Systems Engineer with RCA in New York, NY.  He then founded and was the Owner/CEO of Highland Data Systems, a consulting firm.  He designed software systems, some of which are on display at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.  An avid reader, he enjoyed reading about astronomy and history, especially World War II.  He researched all the facts about the Titanic and had started a book about it.  He was also an avid golfer 

John’s father died when he was thirteen and his mother died when he was 20, so he developed his own initiative.  He loved to get up in the morning and go to work, was known for his dry sense of humor, and there wasn’t anything you couldn’t talk to John about, as he was so well-read. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy of Warwick; a sister-in-law, Carmela Mariano of Warwick; and a godson, Daniel Obarski.

Visitation will be on Sunday, October 22nd, from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at Lazear-Smith & Vander Plaat Memoria Home, 17 Oakland Avenue, Warwick.  Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 am on Monday at St. Stephen RC Church, followed by interment in Warwick Cemetery.

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