Wayne Pfaff

Wayne Pfaff

Friday, August 2nd, 1935 Thursday, June 13th, 2019

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Obituary for Wayne Pfaff

PFAFF, Wayne Kay passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13 surrounded by his family. He was born on August 2, 1935, in Salinas, California, and has resided in Irving, Texas, since 1961. A graduate of Texas Christian University, he served in the United States Air Force Reserves. In 1983, he and his wife founded Plastronics Socket Company, Inc., which quickly became a multi-million-dollar global corporation providing leading technology for the semiconductor industry. An engineer with a brilliantly creative mind, he owns the rights to more than 25 patents and had a patent case tried before the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in an intellectual rights precedent. His passions were his work, golf, cars and most of all, his family, who will miss him very much. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Anne Houtchens Pfaff, daughter Diana Pfaff, son and daughter-in-law David and Sharon Pfaff, grandson Andrew Pfaff and granddaughter Cate Pfaff. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 4 p.m. at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving, Dr. Bill La Barr officiant, followed by a Celebration of Life at Las Colinas Country Club at 5:30 p.m. As in life, he will rest partially in the Dallas area and on his beloved Monterey Peninsula in California. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Plastronics Perseverance Scholarship through the Irving Schools Foundation.

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  • Service

    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Plymouth Park United Methodist Church
    1615 W. Airport Freeway
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    Wednesday, June 19th, 2019
    A reception will follow at Las Colinas Country Club at 5:30pm.
  • Reception

    Las Colinas Country Club
    4400 N. O'Connor Boulevard
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    5:30 pm

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Mom, Diana, David, Sharon, Andrew, and Cate - still thinking of you and want you to know if there is anything you need, I am here for you.
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Diana, Sending so much love and big hugs your way. Sending our thoughts and prayers for you and your family. We love you dearly! Dawn, Rhona, Tim
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Mary Lankford

Dear Anne,
I no longer have your telephone number. I hope you will call me so that I can talk with you. I am so sorry about Wayne. I didn't know his health was so bad.
I think you know that Bob died in December.
My number is 512-659-3285
Sincerely, Mary D. Lankforad
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Jim Ostendorf

Wayne and family was an inspiration for me and will truly be missed.
Jim Ostendorf
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Beth & Bryan Welch

Your dad was a second dad to Bryan and me. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you. Love always, Beth & Bryan Welch
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