Paul Gregory “Greg” Lafferty, 84 of Valparaiso, passed away Friday, December 9, 2022, surrounded by his family. He was born October 26, 1938, in Claibourne, OH to Paul LeMoine Lafferty and Edith Lucille (Inwood) Lafferty. Greg studied mechanical engineering at Ohio State University before serving in the United States Army. He made his career as a General Foreman in Mechanical Maintenance with Bethlehem Steel for 35 years, and then served as an Engineering Consultant for 20 years after retirement. Greg was a member of the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association in Portland, IN and the Nimble Nomad Owners Group in Florida. He was a wiz at fixing things, and enjoyed restoring tractors, boating, and taking trips in his restored Corvette. Greg will be remembered for his captivating storytelling, his meticulous teaching methods, and his ability to recall facts and details. Greg was a passionate man, a respected leader, a disciplined mentor, and a devoted husband and father, who will be lovingly remembered and dearly missed.
On January 15, 1961, in Reynolds, IN, Greg married Patricia Kieffer, who survives, along with their children: Kimberly (Jeff) Susdorf of LaPorte, Dianne (Jeff) Neely of St. John, Gregory Lafferty of Plymouth, and Holly (Ed) Howe of Valparaiso; grandchildren: Steve (Jessica) Susdorf, Gary (Anna) Susdorf, Justin Susdorf, Amanda (Brock) Martin, Jenna (Anthony) Nogosek, Kieffer (Daniel) Delaney, Edward “Gard” Howe, and Oliver Howe; 17 great grandchildren and 1 on the way; and sister, Shirley Hough. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers: Vernon and Roger Lafferty.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 14, 2022, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a funeral service beginning at 4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association, 1010 N. Morton St., Portland, IN 47371.
Pat, I will always remember what great neighbors and friends you were to our family on Chester Ave. I was so sorry to read of Greg's passing. Hold onto your sweet memories of the kind, gentle man you had. -Wendy (Moncel) Pritchett
My heartfelt prayers for the entire Lafferty family at this difficult time. May Mr. Lafferty rest in peace and may God be with all of you! -Lee Stringer
I'm deeply saddened about Greg's death. Another power house of knowledge lost forever. He'll be truly missed !! -Joe Sirokie
Our sincerest condolences! Gino and I are deeply grieved by the loss of your dad/husband/grandfather! We wish him peace in heaven, and pray that the Almighty will grant you solace in the loving memories you have with him. He was an incredible man, and helped raise incredible children and grandchildren. All our love, -Shelly & Gino Pupiilo
We will miss him at Lee’s Barbershop! When Paul would come in for a haircut he was fun! Many stories of his bus and boat! We enjoyed him he was a very happy man that brought light to the shop! Rest in peace Paul sorry we missed your funeral or celebration of you! -Donna Levi & Joy Armstrong