Jeffrey Hafler

Obituary of Jeffrey David Hafler

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In loving memory of Jeffrey “Jeff” David Hafler, aged 66, who peacefully passed away at his residence on Monday, January 8, 2024. Jeff's life was characterized by an abiding love for family, science fiction, technology, and a remarkable talent for fixing computers and anything else that crossed his path. 

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Donald E. Hafler and Rosalie A. (Klinkiewicz) Hafler. He is survived by his son, Jarred (Christina) Hafler, residing in Aurora, Colorado, along with his three cherished granddaughters: Emma (8), Kayleigh (5), and Brianna (3). Jeff is also remembered by his siblings: Scott of Marcellus, NY; Terry (Donna) of Canandaigua, NY; Darryl (Vicky) of Pine City, NY; Michelle (Michael Battersby) of Horseheads, NY; Pamela (Ronald Morey) of Chemung, NY; and Corey (Jim) of Rochester, NY. His extended family includes a multitude of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and more. Of special note is his deep connection with his nephew Brandon Battersby, a relationship so profound that only Heaven can truly describe. 

Born in Honesdale, PA, Jeff graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in 1976. A proud Air Force veteran and civil servant, Jeff served as an Electronic Technician. He found fulfillment in deployments, such as the one to Honduras, where he not only applied his technical expertise but also contributed to repairing schools and engaging with children in need. 

For many years, Jeff resided in Colorado with his family, embracing activities like softball, bowling, and relishing the scenic beauty of the mountains.  Later he returned to Elmira to care for his Grandma Klink and his parents, exemplifying a selfless devotion to family.  

Family and friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, on Saturday, January 27, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Interment, with military honors, will follow at 12:30 p.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery in Horseheads.    

In lieu of flowers, those who wish to honor Jeff's memory may consider a donation to The YMCA of Corning, (Adaptive Services) 127 Center Way, Corning, NY 14830 in recognition of the time Jeff spent there in support of Brandon and the role he played as a mentor in his life.


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Calling Hours

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, January 27, 2024
McInerny Funeral Home
502 West Water Street
Elmira, New York, United States
(607) 733-6271

Interment, with military honors

12:30 pm - 12:45 pm
Saturday, January 27, 2024
St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery
803 Westlake Street
Horseheads, New York, United States
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Jeffrey Hafler

1957 - 2024

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