Sean Scott Gaffney Born February 3, 1959 Made his transition on October 1, 2008 Service: Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 3:00 P.M. Sean was a resident of Playa Del Rey, CA for 22 years. He had always loved the sun and the beach. One of his favorite spots was Palm Springs. He was a wonderful son and terrific younger brother to his two sisters, Keiren and Erin. He loved animals, especially dogs. He spent most of his life working in the field of interior design, sales, and visual display in the retail furniture industry. He was happiest with a creative challenge, particularly when the results were outstanding. He had a natural ability and a keen eye for placement and style. In his commercial design, he specialized in beauty salons, medical, and professional offices. His clients were thrilled with his results. He was a caring and personable individual. All his friends and family will miss his presence, sense of humor, and wonderful laugh. However, his spirit will be with us always. The memorial service will be at Church of Religious Science, 907 Knob Hill, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 on Thursday, October 16, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. Telephone: 310-540-5080. There will be a Celebration of Sean's Life following the service at Erin Gaffney's, 1032 Avenue H, Redondo Beach, CA 90277, Telephone: 310-316-1917. In lieu of flowers a contribution in memory of Sean Gaffney, to either of the following will be greatly appreciated. Project Angel Food, 7574 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90045, Telephone: 323-845-1800 or 800-761-8889 or Main Line Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 89, Chester Springs, PA 19425, Telephone: 610-933-1164 or email:

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  1. Carolyn, I am very saddened to hear about your son. My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. Sincerly, Lucy

  2. Dear Carolyn, Erin, and family, I absolutely adored Sean, and I am very sadden by his passing. He was such a wonderful, funny, caring man and I feel privleged to have known him. My deepest condolences to both of you and your family. Much Aloha, Kathi and Mica Yamaguchi

  3. This is Uncle Ed’s daughter. I am sorry to hear of another passing in the family. Now Sean is with his sister. I wish I could attend the service but my new job won’t allow any time off yet. I will be with you all in spirit.

  4. Carolyn, Marv & family. My deepest sympathy to you all. I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Love…Dale

  5. We will miss your warm smile and positive words, Sean. Thank you for making a difference in our lives.

  6. Carolyn and family, We were so sorry to hear of Sean’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Dennis Sullivan

  7. To Carolyn Scott and her family. George and I would like to send you our deepest sympathy at this time and say that our thoughts and prayers have been with you since we heard of the passing of Sean. George and Sonia Alemshah

  8. My heart, love and prayers go out to all of you. I wrote a poem for you Erin, I love you and hope this will help you with this sorrowful time… Many of you will remember me and shed many tears. Please remember me as a son, your brother and your friend.Today is a sorrowful day and many of you will have tears that may seem as though they will last forever. Remember..that for every dark cloud that will appear. I (Sean) will bring you sunshine. Remember.that all the tears that may fall, I will catch them, and wipe them swiftly away. Remember when you need a shoulder to lean on when times seem to be overwhelming,I will lend you my shoulder for you to cry on. I know you may feel as though you are unable to catch your breath at times, but I will send you the breathes so that you may breathe freely. Remember.. that when your heart may feel empty, hollow, and so very alone, I (Sean)will fill you with love,laughter,and strength that will keep you whole and loved. Remember Me (Sean).. I will always, as I will never forget you… love always Michelle (uncle angelo’s niece)

  9. Carolyn, I am so sorry to hear about your son, Sean. Please know that my thoughts and prayer are with you and your family. Reiko

  10. I only met Sean a couple times, and he was a very sweet and friendly guy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love, Sharon Boyer

  11. Oh Gosh…I found this today…over 10 years after the fact. Sean and I lost track of each other about 15 years ago. I met Sean at Harold’s Restaurant in Redondo Beach…we were both 21 year olds working in our 1st Dinner House. We became good friends for several years after that. Shortly after that, I moved to Denver and have lived there since 1981. Gosh…Sean and I would have been 60 years old this year…Wow. I visited him on several occasions at his apartment in PDR. I have nothing but wonderful memories that I hold dear to my heart with Sean and I and the antics we experienced together. My sincere condolences to his family and friends.

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