April 16, 1924 - March 19, 2013
Stephen J. Maffi passed away at his home in Fallon on March 19, 2013. He was born on April 16, 1924 in Reno, Nevada to parents, Bortollo and Adele Maffi. He lived in Reno for five years with his parents, and his younger sister, Alice Maffi (Scholz). He then moved to Fallon and grew up on a farm in the Sheckler District with his mother, sister and grandparents, John and Maria Cristani. Stephen graduated from Churchill County High School in 1942; where upon, he attended UNR and then enlisted in the Army Air Corp. It is here that he achieved his life long dream of being a pilot.
In 1948 he met and married Marylou Young. They shared a wonderful 64 and 1/2 years of marriage. They had four children, Martin Maffi (Gloria); Arlyn Maffi; Connie Maffi and Lynn Maffi Strasdin (David).
After World War II he returned to Fallon and flew for Dodge Construction. He had a variety of occupations throughout his life, as a pilot, rancher and Kennametal maintenance foreman. He also served his community by being a member of the Churchill County School Board.
He has three grandchildren, Brandy Maffi, Matt Maffi (Kari) and Clint Maffi-Bosco. He has three great-grandchildren, Aalana, Samantha and Stephen Jr.
He loved all of his family, the Deals and Scholzs and his friends. He enjoyed spending time camping and fishing. He also liked sports, gardening and he had a soft spot for his animals. He will be greatly missed.
A Recitation of the Rosary will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 7 p.m. at The Gardens Chapel. A Mass of the Resurrection will be on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St Patrick’s Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Churchill County Cemetery.
The family wishes that you donate to a charity of your choice in Stephen’s memory.
Arrangements are under the direction of The Gardens Funeral Home, 2949 Austin Highway, Fallon, NV 89406, (775) 423-8928.