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Jack Tiffany

Bellbrook, Ohio

January 18, 1940 - October 20, 2012

Jack Tiffany Obituary

Jack Tiffany, 72, of Spring Valley, Ohio, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Tiffany served his country in the 2nd and 11th U.S. Army Special Forces groups. As a Green Beret and an accomplished skydiver with more than 3,000 jumps, he became the first human to fly in a vertical wind tunnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1964. Tiffany, a skilled machinist, supervised the model fabrication shop for the Air Force Institute of Technology and aided the Air Force in top secret experimental prototypes until he retired in 1995 after 30 years of service. He was an internationally renowned, award-winning aircraft restorer as head of Leading Edge Aircraft, along with his partners Herman and Jerry Leffew, Don Siefer, and Jerry Pruden. Their masterpiece was the completion of a 10-year-long restoration of a 1932 Pitcairn Autogiro. In death, Tiffany joins his parents, Jack and Louise Tiffany. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Catherine McCabe Tiffany; children Nick Hurm and Kate Ro; granddaughter Lainie Ro; and all of his wonderful friends, family and numerous pets. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Conner and Koch Funeral Home in Bellbrook. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m at the same location., followed by burial at Spring Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society of Greene County.

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Jack Tiffany, 72, of Spring Valley, Ohio, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Tiffany served his country in the 2nd and 11th U.S. Army Special Forces groups. As a Green Beret and an accomplished skydiver with more than 3,000 jumps, he became the first human to fly in a vertical wind tunnel at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1964. Tiffany, a skilled machinist, supervised the model fabrication shop for the Air Force Institute of Technology and aided the Air Force in top secret experimental prototypes until he retired in 1995 after 30 years of service. He was an internationally renowned, award-winning aircraft restorer as head of Leading Edge Aircraft, along with his partners Herman and Jerry Leffew, Don Siefer, and Jerry Pruden. Their masterpiece was the completion of a 10-year-long restoration of a 1932 Pitcairn Autogiro. In death, Tiffany joins his parents, Jack and Louise Tiffany. He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Catherine McCabe Tiffany; children Nick Hurm and Kate Ro; granddaughter Lainie Ro; and all of his wonderful friends, family and numerous pets. Visitation will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Conner and Koch Funeral Home in Bellbrook. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m at the same location., followed by burial at Spring Valley Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Humane Society of Greene County.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Jack Tiffany hosted by Conner & Koch Life Celebration Funeral Home.

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