Ed­ward M. Haf­fer­man

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CENTREVILLE — Ed­ward Michael “Bubs” Haf­fer­man, 13, a life­long res­i­dent of Centreville, MD, passed away on July 25, 2016, at his home from a dif­fuse tra­matic brain in­jury.

Born on May 11, 2003, in An­napo­lis, Bubs was a med­i­cally com­plex war­rior who de­fied count­less chal­lenges that ex­perts pre­dicted he would not over­come. At 6 weeks of age, Bubs was clas­si­fied as a child who would live in a veg­e­ta­tive state due to his rare dis­abil­ity. At 1 year of age, he was the sub­ject of an ar­ti­cle call­ing him the ”mir­a­cle child.”

Bubs had the heart of a lion and was surely the tough­est per­son on this planet. He taught those who had the plea­sure of know­ing him how to live to the fullest this crazy thing called LIFE.

Bubs en­joyed the wa­ter, eat­ing and car rides. He had re­cently com­pleted the sev­enth grade at Centreville Mid­dle School. Bubs also en­joyed play­ing with the toys on his walls and, mostly, hog­ging all of the at­ten­tion. He was ready for what­ever life threw at him and en­joyed ev­ery mo­ment of ev­ery day. Bub’s smile and his very pres­ence could light up a room and, with­out a doubt, change your life. Bubs was so much mo re than just an amaz­ing spe­cial-needs young man, he was an in­spi­ra­tion to us all.

Bubs was pre­ceded in death by his fa­ther, George Haf­fer­man, and his great­grand­par­ents, Al­lona and Jack Werner and Larry Ben­ning­ton. He is sur­vived by his lov­ing mother and step­fa­ther, Elizabeth and Jessee Tay­lor of Centreville; two broth­ers, An­thony Haf­fer­man and Justin Tay­lor, and a sis­ter, Al­lana Tay­lor, all of Centreville; his grand­par­ents, Michael and Theresa Lynch of Eas­ton, John and Diane Haf­fer­man of An­napo­lis, John and Cheryl Tay­lor of Centreville and Michael and Debbie Cas­granda of An­napo­lis; and his great-grand­par­ents, George and Dolores Haf­fer­man of Kent Is­land, Frank and Joyce Lynch of Centreville, Marty Ben­ning­ton of Centreville, Jackie Dunn of Beltsville, MD, and John and Aline Tay­lor of Dags­boro, DE.

Friends cel­e­brated Bubs’ life with his fam­ily from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. on Thurs­day, July 28, at the George P. Kalas Fu­neral Home, 2973 Solomons Is­land Road, Edge­wa­ter, where Bub’s fu­neral ser­vice will be held at 11 a.m. Fri­day, July 29. Burial will be at Lake­mont Memo­rial Gar­dens in David­sonville.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to the Ron­ald McDon­ald House, 635 Lex­ing­ton St., Bal­ti­more, MD 21201.

On­line con­do­lences and trib­utes may be of­fered at www.KalasFuner­alHomes.com.

ED­WARD MICHAEL “BUBS” HAF­FER­MAN

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