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John W. Haifley

John W. Haifley

Oct 20th, 1922 - Dec 22nd, 2021
  • Birth Date: Oct 20th, 1922
  • Death Date: Dec 22nd, 2021
  • Funeral Date: Dec 30th, 2021
  • Location: St. Mary's Lutheran Church, Silver Run
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Biography: John W. Haifley, 99, of Littlestown died Wednesday, Dec 22, 2021, at home.  He was the widower of Dorothy M. (Swisher) Haifley who died March 4, 2007.  Born Oct 20, 1922 in Taneytown, John was the son of the late H. Lee, Sr. & Beulah (Study) Haifley.  He attended Taneytown High School and served in the 3rd Army #202 during WWII.  He was a self-employed carpenter building homes for 35 years in the area.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law, Donna M. Myers and Kirk with whom he resided in Littlestown;  his 5 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Pamela Haifley of Littlestown and his brother, Robert Haifley of Finksburg, MD.  John was predeceased by his two sons, Gary and Terry Haifley;  his three brothers, Roy, Milton and Lee Haifley.  He was a member of St. Mary's Lutheran Church, Silver Run, where he served on the church council, was Sunday School Superintendent and was a choir member.  John was a charter member of the Silver Run-Union Mills Lion's Club and a life member of Littlestown VFW Post 6954. He served on the the Littlestown Senior Center Board. He also founded Boy Scout troop #483 where he served as Scout Leader. John enjoyed his time playing guitar with the Iron Bridge Boys.

Viewing is Wednesday, Dec 29, from 6 -  8 Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown and 10-11 A.M. Thursday at St. Mary's Lutheran Church.  Funeral is 11 A.M. Thursday, Dec 30, at his church with Pastor Linda Fernandez officiating.  Interment is in St. Mary's Cemetery, Silver Run.  Contributions in  John's name may be sent to his church at 3978 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD  21158. Online condolences may be shared on

Charles J Kovalchick
Dec 28th, 2021 2:56 am
My regards to Donna and the rest of the family on John's passing. I'm sorry that I wasn't able to be there for him the past 4-plus years. I liked him a lot and feel a portion of your loss. It must be hard to lose him at the holiday time, but he had a full life, certainly in the time that I knew him.
Terrie, David and James Bath
Dec 26th, 2021 8:07 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. We will miss John at our Silver Run/Union Mills
Lions Club functions. He was a true patriot and a great man.
Debra Bowman
Dec 26th, 2021 1:55 pm
I have fond memories of John building the addition to my parents home on Markle road. Our parents often played cards together when I was young. He was a community leader. I am sorry for your loss.
Lou (Forsythe) Sowers
Dec 26th, 2021 12:44 pm
John was a very kind and wonderful man. He will truly be missed. My heart and soul go out to the rest of his family. He will always be looking down upon you all to keep you safe, healthy, happy and to put a smile on your faces. I knew his family well because I was born and raised in Silver Run and am still here. My Dad and Mom (Bob and Mary Forsythe) knew him and his wife well. Remember the happy times to keep a smile on your faces.

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