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David E Safford

October 17, 1940 — December 29, 2023

Clifton Park

David E Safford


Clifton Park-David Edward Safford, 83, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29th, 2023. He was born October 17th, 1944 in Sayre, PA to Leonard and Ola Safford.

Dave was an Airman with the United States Air Force stationed at Dow Air Force Base, Bangor, ME in the early 1960’s as a B-52 aircraft mechanic. He married his one true love, Anna Rupp on May 12th 1979. He worked as a steelworker for Portec Rail Products for many years and then retired from Owens Corning in 2002. Dave truly lived life to the fullest in the simplest ways, spending time with family, an avid bowler, where he was known as the “Machine,” and going to Aqua Vista with his wife and grandchildren.

Dave is survived by his wife, Anna Safford; his brother; Olen Safford; his children Christine Rupp, Annette Rupp, Natasha Coyne (Timothy); 15 grandchildren; great grandchildren. Dave is predeceased by his daughter Tina Safford; grandson Daniel Carmean.

Family and friends are invited and may call from 4-7 pm on Thursday, January 11, 2024 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, 8 109th St. Troy. A committal service with military honors will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, January 12, 2024 at Saratoga National Cemetery. Please visit

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home

8 109th St, Troy, NY 12182

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Friday, January 12, 2024

Starts at 10:30 am (Eastern time)

Saratoga National Cemetery

200 Duell Rd, Schuylerville, NY 12871

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