Alvin Staffan Death, Alvin Staffan has died, cause of death

January 4, 2022 By Michael smith 0

Alvin Staffan Death, Cause Of Death – We are saddened to hear of the passing of Alvin Staffan, a longtime employee who created illustrations for many of our publications during his career.  Alvin Eugene Staffan, age 97, formerly of Galloway, Ohio, passed away at his residence (Story Point in Grove City) on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Mary (Pfanz) Staffan and by his parents, Leora and Earl Staffan and sister Geraldine (Don) Vest.

He is survived by his sons Mark (Elaine) Staffan, of Upper Arlington and Earl (Michelle) Staffan of Carroll, and granddaughters Perian and Ally Staffan (Ethan LaRue). Al graduated from Southeastern High School, Richmond Dale, Ohio, in 1943 going directly into the U.S. Navy during WWII. He served in the South Pacific on LST 689. Returning home, Al entered art school and graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and attended the Chicago Art Institute.

Al was a retired nature artist/photographer from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, an art editor of the former ODNR Ohio Conservation Bulletin and professional nature photographer. Al started his career as an artist and moved into photography as technology advanced. His nature artwork and photos have been published not only in ODNR publications for the State of Ohio but also in numerous national publications and field guides. Al was a member of the Wheaton Club, Ohio Smallmouth Alliance, and Nature Conservancy and was inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in 2020.

Al was an avid fly fisherman, naturalist, and gardener. His friends and family will miss his love, wisdom, and companionship. Al’s family will receive friends 10 AM – 12 PM Monday, January 3 at Schoedinger Grove City 3920 Broadway where his funeral service will immediately follow at 12 PM. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates.

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