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Richard Samuel Gaffney

August 24, 1931 — January 9, 2022

Richard S. Gaffney
90, of Cass City, died peacefully Sunday, January 9, 2022 in Tuscola County Medical Care Facility, Caro. He was born August 24, 1931 in Evart to Henry Franklin and Daisy (Albertson) Gaffney. He married Clara Mae Horr, she predeceased him. He married Carol Rose (Tracy) Furness on June 9, 1994. She died September 15, 2019.

Richard was employed as a courier and driver for Pony Express, during which time he made deliveries in Detroit during the Detroit Riot. He proudly served with the Elkland Township Fire Department of Cass City. Richard was a religious man and a member of Living Word Worship Center of Cass City. With the knowledge he obtained from studying in New York, he was able to fix any broken or malfunctioning typewriter that was brought to his home shop. Richard was fond of riding his BMW motorcycle and enjoyed deer hunting. He completely restored a 1942 Ford Super Deluxe back to its original pristine condition.

Richard is survived by his son, Kevin (Peggy) Gaffney of Gulfport, MS; son-in-law, Jim McIntosh of Hadley; grandchildren: Tavis (Carrie) Osentoski of Cass City, Rory Osentoski of Caro, Blair Osentoski of Cass City, Summer Osentoski of Detroit, Joanna (Jeff) Jones of Gulfport, MS; great-grandchildren: Elijah, Collen, Haven, Emmett; sister, Ruth (Jim) MacKay of Novi. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Osentoski; brothers: Harvey Gaffney, Cecil Gaffney; sister, Carolyn Gaffney.

Graveside service will be held in Elkland Township Cemetery in the spring. Memorials may be made to Elkland Township Fire Department. Family and friends may share memories, prayers, and photos with the family at

Visitation: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

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