Frederick James Mahaffey, 40, was born to Jolene Booker and Fred James Mahaffey on August 16, 1979, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Unexpectedly, Frederick departed this life on June 22, 2020. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Dorym Smith, Darnae Smith, and his grandmother, Joan Mahaffey.
Frederick graduated from Clairton High School in 1998. He went onto attend California University of Pennsylvania where he studied Criminal Justice. Frederick served in the United States Army, and the Pennsylvania National Guard for over 11 years and was honorably discharged. Frederick attended Rosedale Technical Institute in Pittsburgh and obtained an Associate’s degree in Automotive Technology. He worked various jobs as a mechanic and security guard.
Frederick was affectionately known as “Buddy” by his family. He had the heart of gold and would give you the shirt off his back. He loved spending time with family and friends. He helped raise his nieces and nephews.
Frederick is survived by his parents Fred Mahaffey and Jolene Booker; sister, Amitra Mahaffey of Suitland, MD; four brothers, Teddy Johnson of Pittsburgh, Alphonso Gilliam of San Diego, California, Brandon Taylor of McKeesport, Henry Mitchell of Pittsburgh; nieces and nephews whom he helped raise, Marquieth, Dareon, Alexus, Macario, Amiyah, Atalia, Isaiah; special aunt, Marcia Bryant; special uncle, Glenn Smith; and a host of other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, extended family and friends.
ALL VISITING FAMILY AND FRIENDS ARE ASKED TO WEAR MASKS AND BE MINDFUL OF SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING EACH SERVICE.
July 2, 2020
Robert A. Waters Funeral Home, Inc.
449 Mitchell Ave
Clairton, PA 15025
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Originally published July 01, 2020.