John G. Stafford Sr., 92

John G. Stafford Sr., 92, of Ocean View, Del., formerly of Baltimore, Md., and Carroll County, Md., passed away peacefully on Feb. 7, 2017, at the Delaware Hospice Center. He was born Sept. 10, 1924, to Reid Stafford and Blanche (Simmons) Stafford Tieman.

Stafford proudly served his country on a naval destroyer during World War II. He retired from Verizon after 45 years of service. He was a dedicated family man.

Stafford was preceded in death by his sons Bruce Stafford and Brian Stafford. He is survived by his wife, Collette (Bailor) Stafford; a son, John Stafford, and his wife, Cindy, of Fairfax Station, Va.; a daughter, Janice Wardyga and her husband, Stephen, of Middletown, Del.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was to be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent online at