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James Zaffina

May 27, 1986 — June 25, 2015

James R. "JR" Zaffina, 29 of Scottdale, passed away, unexpectedly, Thursday, June 25, 2015. He was born May 27, 1986 in Greensburg a son of James R. Zaffina and Shirley (Etling) Zaffina.

JR was a graduate of Southmoreland High School Class of 2004 and was currently working in the construction business.

He is survived by two children, Angelina and Breonna Zaffina; his mother, Shirley Zaffina and Rob Vernon; his father, James R. Zaffina and wife Jenny; a sister, Emily Zaffina; his grandparents, Pete and Kathy Zaffina; two nephews, Dominic and Dylan Gootz and several, aunts, uncles and cousins.

JR was preceded in death by his grandparents, Claire Petrisin and Harry and Ethel Etling.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 5 to 7 pm at GRAFT-JACQUILLARD FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC. 303 Pittsburgh St. Scottdale where his funeral service will begin at 7 pm with Pastor Kevin Murrell. To share a message of condolence, please visit

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