OBITUARY

Terrance "Terry" Newman Chaffee

January 16, 1934January 4, 2021
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IN LOVING MEMORY - TERRANCE N. CHAFFEE

Terrance (Terry) Newman Chaffee, adored husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away peacefully into the arms of our Lord on January 4, 2021.

He was born on January 16, 1934 in Newfield, New York to Maynard and Vivian Chaffee, the third of seven children. Terry served in the Korean War, assigned to Kimpo AFB, Korea from July 1952 to June 1953 and was awarded 5 medals. He also won the Kimpo AFB Ping Pong Championship during this tour and was a force to be reckoned with on the ping pong table. His love of the game was passed on to his family.

He served in the Vietnam War, assigned to Ben Hoa, South Vietnam from February 1967 to February 1968. Terry was awarded the Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Service Medal. During his Air Force career he was also assigned to Foster AFB, Victoria, Texas; Seymour AFB, North Carolina; Wiesbaden AFB, Germany; Torrejon AFB, Madrid Spain; and Randolph AFB, Universal City, Texas.

Terry is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Dorothy Cortez Chaffee; his daughter, Carol A. Rocha and husband, David; his sons, Terrance N Chaffee, Jr. and Michael W. Chaffee; his beloved grandchildren, Beth Keller and husband, David, Veronica Rocha and husband, James Steger, TJ Chaffee and wife, Reva, Davy Rocha and wife, Ashley; and his great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jordan Keller, Colton and Jackson Chaffee.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, January 25, 2021 at Colonial Funeral Home in Universal City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service. Interment with full military honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Terry is survived by his wife, the love of his life, Dorothy Cortez Chaffee; his daughter, Carol A. Rocha and husband, David; his sons, Terrance N Chaffee, Jr. and Michael W. Chaffee; his beloved grandchildren, Beth Keller and husband, David, Veronica Rocha and husband, James Steger, TJ Chaffee and wife, Reva, Davy Rocha and wife, Ashley; and his great-grandchildren, Jacob and Jordan Keller, Colton and Jackson Chaffee.

Services

25 January

Visitation

9:00 am - 10:00 am

Colonial Funeral Home

625 Kitty Hawk Road
Universal City, Texas

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25 January

Funeral Service

10:00 am

Colonial Funeral Home

Honor Chapel

625 Kitty Hawk Road
Universal City, TX 78148

25 January

Interment

11:15 am

Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery

1520 Harry Wurzbach Road
San Antonio, Texas

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Carol Rocha

January 23, 2021

A father holds his daughter’s hand for a short while, but he holds her heart forever.
I miss you, dad......

Rogelio (Roy) Salazar

January 19, 2021

Mr. Chaffee was always quick to greet you with his signature smile. Nothing but fond memories of him as I grew up with his boys Terry, and Mike. I will always remember him as a kind , caring person who could pretty much smoke anyone who dared challenge him on a ping-pong table !! May his family find comfort knowing he was loved and respected as a caring and fun loving father. Rest in Peace.

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