Bryant James McGiffen, Jr.

February 12, 1991 - December 26, 2019

Bryant James McGiffen, Jr., 28, a resident of Cape Coral for the past 23 years, formerly of Pittsburgh, PA, passed away Thursday, December 26, 2019 in Cape Coral.  He was born February 12, 1991 in Pittsburgh, PA. 

Bryant was a proud graduate of Ida Baker High School class of 2009.  From there he completed Navy Boot Camp at Great Lakes Illinois as a reservist. After Naval discharge, he attended Piney Point where upon graduation he became a Merchant Marine. His initial love of traveling and learning about new cultures began with his two trips to Europe during his middle school career. During his career, Bryant was lucky enough to do what he loved and travel the world which included Africa, the Middle East, UAE, and South America. His final port of call was Hawaii which he said was his favorite place by far.

He is survived by his loving parents, Bryant McGiffen, Sr. and Kathie Kline of Cape Coral; one sister, Susan McGiffen of Cape Coral; maternal grandmother, Margie Kline of St. James City; one niece, Jade Emma McGiffen as well as two cousins, Mathew and Katherine Kline.

Funeral Services with Military Honors will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, January 4, 2020 at Cape Christian, 2110 Chiquita Blvd. South, Cape Coral, FL 33991 with Pastor Dennis Gingerich officiating. The Family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until the time of service. 

Memorial Contributions in memory of Bryant James McGiffen, Jr. are suggested to The Surfriders Foundation, 942 Calle Negocio, Suite 350, San Clemente, CA 92673.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Joe fee Dec 31, 2019 at 12:15 pm

    Lost a good friend and fellow dart player. God speed bryant.

  2. Jodi (Evans) Hermes Dec 31, 2019 at 4:47 pm

    Kathy, I am so sad to hear of your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Jeffrey Evans Dec 31, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    Hello Kathie. So sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you and your whole family at this time.

    Love, Jeff Evans

  4. Lynn Evans Jan 1, 2020 at 2:18 pm

    Kathy we are deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for your comfort, healing and peace at this very difficult time.
    Uncle Ken and Aunt Lynn

  5. Shelly Jan 1, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    So very sad, he was a very special person to me . My love goes out to you all

  6. Alecia Jan 1, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of the son, brother, Uncle, grandson. And friend You will be missed! I am thankful I got to see you the day you passed. God speed Bryant

  7. Shane Benton Jan 2, 2020 at 7:09 am

    Hey Bryant. It’s me Shane from “Pride of America” We became friends from meeting on that ship. You really were an awesome guy. You, Alexander and me had fun time on the Islands of Hawaii while working for Norwegian. They will be amongst my best memory. You left us far too soon.

    God bless Bryantt

  8. Daniel Ramey Jan 2, 2020 at 7:08 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I met Bryant randomly in Kona when he missed his cruise. We ended up spending a few weeks together. I feel like I got to know him well and he spoke highly of his friends and family. He loved you guys.
    I was looking forward to adventuring with you again Bryant! We were supposed to fish Alaska this summer! Hope you didn’t forget your slippas! Rest easy man.

  9. Adam Jan 2, 2020 at 8:23 pm

    My thoughts are with the McGiffen and Kline families as they mourn and heal. I was one Bryant’s neighborhood buddies growing up. He was a great friend and I’ll never forget him.

  10. Kim Warner Jan 3, 2020 at 9:28 am

    If he was anything like his father, he must have been a very special person

  11. John and Molly Woodward Jan 3, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Too soon, Bryant. My you find peace. The Woody’s.

  12. Jarrod Langford Aug 16, 2020 at 12:57 pm

    I spent alot of time with you in Pensacola during A school. I was looking through old Facebook memories from 2011 and saw we were still facebook friends. I wanted to message you but looked through your profile and saw you had passed. We had some good memories, and I hope you find peace in death. My respects to the family.

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