John David Buffa of Covington died July 29, 2014, at age 58. In 1974, John graduated from St. Joseph's High School in Atlanta and was a 1980 graduate of Georgia Tech where he earned his Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management. He retired as a Systems Analyst from Home Depot. His interests included space exploration and Atlanta Falcons football. He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanley and Lettie Buffa of Atlanta.
Surviving are sisters Jill Buffa of Decatur and Judy Buffa Ford of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
A private memorial service was held by his family. Contributions may be made to The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation, Mail Code: ASF-1, Kennedy Space Center, FL 32899 in his memory.