Biafore died peacefully Thursday, March 24, 2005, after a
courageous three-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 70.
James “Jim” Biafore died peacefully Thursday, March 24, 2005, after a courageous three-year battle with multiple myeloma. He was 70.
Mr. Biafore was born in Clarksburg, W.Va. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve for 10 years.
He married his high school sweetheart and relocated to California in 1956. He retired from IBM in 1995 after 27 years of service.
He was known as a gentleman and a gentle man. His quiet and unassuming presence, thoughtful heart and strong determination will be remembered by all.
Mr. Biafore was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping and traveling.
It is with deep gratitude that the family would like to personally thank the doctors and nurses at South Bay Oncology and Stanford BMT.
Mr. Biafore was the loving husband of 48 years to Mary Biafore; dear brother of Rose Emma Pelliccione, Joseph Biafore, Jr. and Frank Biafore all of Gilroy; loving son-in-law of Bessie Furbee, and brother-in-law to Patricia and Domenic DiGirolamo all of Richmond, Va. He also is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Mary Biafore.
Visitation will be held from 1 to 5pm today, March 26, 2005 and from 9 to 10:30am Monday, March 28, 2005, at Habing Family Funeral Home, Gilroy, then proceed to St. Mary’s Church for Mass at 11am.
Entombment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Gilroy.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to: Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 51 Locust Avenue, Suite 201, New Canaan, CT, 06840, or Stanford University Account HAKJE, BMT, Office of Medical Development, 2700 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, or a favorite charity of your choice.