Michael Ray Karaffa
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Michael Ray Karaffa
  • February 7, 1955 - July 31, 2017
  • Grapevine, Texas

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Michael Ray Karaffa, 62, of Grapevine passed away on July 31, 2017.



Michael was born on February 7, 1955. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an F-4 Fighter Pilot from 1978-1984. Michael then became a Pilot for American Airlines for 21 years before retiring. Everyone who knows him describe his as a faithful friend. Michael had a soft spot for all dogs, but especially for his girls, Vanity and Vixen, his beloved basset hounds.



Michael is survived by his mother, Shirley Carolyn Karaffa of Ohio, his brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Karen Karaffa of Ohio, nieces and nephew, Kristen (Mike) Strum of Ohio, Kelly (Kevin) Goldner of Ohio, and Matthew (Alyssa) Karaffa of Ohio, six great nieces and nephews and a host of lifelong friends.