Donald W. Refford, 87, of Morgantown, PA, formerly of Downingtown, passed away Sunday, January 19, 2020, at the West Reading Hospital.
Donald was the son of the late Wesley and Elsie Amos Refford. He was the husband of Anna M. (Dinsdale) Refford with whom he shared 64 years of marriage.
Born and raised in Coatesville, Donald received his early education from the Coatesville Area School District. He graduated from S. Horace Scott Senior High School in 1951.
Don and Anna raised a family in Downingtown for many years. He was employed at Pepperidge Farm in Downingtown until he retired in 1992.
He enjoyed short-wave radio and listening to music, especially Polka. He also enjoyed sports. His favorite teams were the Baltimore Orioles and the Washington Redskins. Don loved to be contrary to all the Philadelphia sports teams. Most of all, he enjoyed his grandchildren who affectionately called him Pop-pop.
Don was preceded in death by one sister, Dorothy E. Rubincam.
He is survived by his wife, Anna M. Refford of Ephrata; sons: Steven Refford of Lititz, Dr. Brian Refford (Ann) of Hershey, Eric Refford (Michele) of Coatesville; daughters, Gail Peck (Steve) of Morgantown, Michelle Raymond (Bill) of Morgantown; 7 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
Services will be held 11 AM on Friday, January 24, 2020 at East Brandywine Baptist Church, 999 Horseshoe Pike, Downingtown, PA 19335 with a visitation beginning at 10:30 AM.
Interment will be held at East Brandywine Cemetery in Downingtown.
Condolence messages for the family may be shared on the guestbook. Flowers may be sent to the church on the day of the service.
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