Shawn Giffin, 45, passed away June 17, 2010. Shawn is survived by his sons, Jake (13), and Kyle Giffin (11), and his wife, Laura Giffin, all of Newport Beach; his parents Marty and Fred Giffin of Tempe, Ariz.; and his brother, Scott Giffin of Colorado.
Shawn graduated with a degree in Business/Finance from the University of Arizona in 1988. After graduation, Shawn moved to Newport Beach. He co-founded Balboa Capital Corporation, which grew to become one of the fastest growing companies in the country, employing more than 300 employees in various offices. Shawn was well known and respected in the business community as a leader. He was named Entrepreneur of the Year in 1997 and was written about often in publications such as Success Magazine, Inc. Magazine, and the Orange County Business Journal. He believed, however, that the greatest achievement in his life was found in his two beautiful boys. He will be dearly missed by all and treasured in our hearts forever. At his family’s request, his burial will be private. A celebration of remembrance will be at the Mariner’s Church Chapel shortly. Details to be announced.