Brad William Giffin

May 9, 1991 - February 20, 2018 Chadds Ford, PA | Age 26 Loving Son, Brother, Cousin and Friend

Brad William Giffin, age 26, of Chadds Ford, PA passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 20 th , 2018. He was born May 9, 1991 at Riddle Memorial Hospital in Media, PA; the son of Robert William Giffin and Linda Louise (Buck) Giffin (decd.). He attended Kennett High School and graduated in 2010. Following high school, he studied at Kutztown University.

Brad was an avid fan of all things sports, including Football, Baseball, Basketball, and Hockey. He was always prepared to discuss his favorite teams and had all of his favorite players stats ready to fire. He enjoyed watching and keeping up with his favorite sports teams, playing video games, outdoor activities, spending time with his friends, travelling, and his beloved pets growing up. He played on several sports teams, beginning with little league baseball, basketball and football. His friends, family, and those closest to him will remember his infectious smile and laugh, as well as his caring and gentle demeanor. He did his best to help friends when they needed it, and as such, has deeply impacted the lives of so many around him. He deeply loved and cared for his girlfriend Kristy McLaughlin, whom he always spoke of in the highest regard.

Brad is survived by his Father, Robert William Giffin of Kennett Square; Mother, Michele Crowley Giffin of Kennett Square; Brother, David Justin Giffin of Baltimore, MD; Grandmother, Dorothy Jean Grande of Kennett Square; Aunt, Donna Jean Giffin of Brookhaven; Half sister Victoria Brandenstein of California; Half brother John Arnold of Florida; Step Sister Nicole Barakat of South Carolina; Step Brother Michael Barakat of Washington; and Step Brother David Barakat (Linda) of Maryland. He is also survived by his girlfriend, Kristy McLaughlin of Landenberg, in addition to many cousins, close friends and family members. The family would also like to acknowledge Brad’s “second family” Joanne, Keith, Brad and Jamie Smith. Brad was predeceased by his mother, Linda Louise (Buck) Giffin and his Uncle, Steven Giffin.

You are invited to visit with Brad’s family and friends from 9-12Noon Friday March 2, 2018 at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348. A service celebrating his life will follow at 12 Noon. Interment will be held privately. Contributions in his memory may be made to KAU Little League 873 East Baltimore Pike, PMB 472 Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348. To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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KAU Little League

873 East Baltimore Pike
PMB 472
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348.



March 2, 2018 9AM - 12 Noon Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc.
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348.

Celebration of Life

March 2, 2018 12 Noon Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc.
250 W. State St.
Kennett Square, PA 19348.


  1. Dear Bob, Michele and family – we were deeply saddened to learn of your loss. I will always remember Brad as uniquely fun-loving, having coached him in KAU baseball for several years. Thinking about Brad, the first thing that comes to mind is how happy the other kids were to be on his team. “Don’t forget to draft ‘Pedro’,” my son reminded me more than once. He brought a lot of enjoyment to the whole experience.

    When I think of most kids that tried their hands at pitching in the middle school and early HS years, in particular, it’s easy to recall times when they were struggling on the mound, anxious and upset, and had to be reminded of pitching mechanics X, Y, Z… typically with mixed results. On the rare occasion that Brad was upset or anxious on the mound, I would simply go out and ask him quietly (so the umpire didn’t hear) if he had any new jokes. He told me one; I told him one; our time for discussion was up. He would be right back, then, to his carefree self with the baseball – enjoying the world, smiling ear to ear. With that mindset, too, he was a pretty decent pitcher. He will be missed by many!

    Tom Griffin | March 9, 2018 at 11:38 AM
  2. He was a awesome person and will be missed

    Lloyd Sr. | March 1, 2018 at 5:29 PM
  3. Great person and an even better friend, I’ll miss you bro.

    Darryl Hartz | February 27, 2018 at 10:44 PM
  4. I didn’t know Brad or the family but from comments he seemed to be a lovely person. May the family and friends accept my condolences to one who has passed so young please find comfort in the Bible’s words at Acts 24:15 and John 5:28 & 29

    DT | February 26, 2018 at 12:28 PM
  5. So sorry for the loss of such a young vibrant man . I only met him a few times but he was always a kind person , I am sure he will be missed by many !

    Terry Shields | February 24, 2018 at 6:11 PM
  6. Bob, Michele and DJ
    My deepest condolences to you and all of Brad’s family. Brad was a wonderful young man and a great friend to my son, Brian. Many, many memories of good times together. My love and prayers to all. Joan McConnell, Wilmington, DE

    Joan McConnell | February 24, 2018 at 12:21 PM
  7. What’s a great guy condolences to the family

    Kadine Watson | February 23, 2018 at 8:39 PM
  8. An infectious smile and caring and gentle demeanor describes the Brad I got to know whenever visiting my sister Joanne‘s house for holidays for the last number of years. Brad always made sure my kids were always taken care of and just as important he took care of my dog and all the dogs that visited with us on the holidays. They loved him.

    Donna OShea | February 23, 2018 at 8:36 PM

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