PFAFF, Wayne Kay passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 13 surrounded by his family. He was born on August 2, 1935, in Salinas, California, and has resided in Irving, Texas, since 1961. A graduate of Texas Christian University, he served in the United States Air Force Reserves. In 1983, he and his wife founded Plastronics Socket Company, Inc., which quickly became a multi-million-dollar global corporation providing leading technology for the semiconductor industry. An engineer with a brilliantly creative mind, he owns the rights to more than 25 patents and had a patent case tried before the U.S. Supreme Court which resulted in an intellectual rights precedent. His passions were his work, golf, cars and most of all, his family, who will miss him very much. He is survived by his wife of 57 years Anne Houtchens Pfaff, daughter Diana Pfaff, son and daughter-in-law David and Sharon Pfaff, grandson Andrew Pfaff and granddaughter Cate Pfaff. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, June 19 at 4 p.m. at Plymouth Park United Methodist Church in Irving, Dr. Bill La Barr officiant, followed by a Celebration of Life at Las Colinas Country Club at 5:30 p.m. As in life, he will rest partially in the Dallas area and on his beloved Monterey Peninsula in California. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Plastronics Perseverance Scholarship through the Irving Schools Foundation.
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