William Peter Griffiths
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AGE: 90 • formerly of Eatontown
William Peter Griffiths, 90, formerly of Eatontown, NJ, passed away Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 at his home in Sharpsburg, GA. He was born March 22, 1923 in Shrewsbury, NJ to the late William & Jennie Greene Griffiths. Mr. Griffiths served in the U.S. Navy from 1942-1946 in the Asiatic-Pacific, European, Middle East & the Philippines aboard the USS Cincinnati & the USS Roche. He and his wife owned The News Store on Main Street during the 1950's. He later worked for the Federal Government at Ft. Monmouth until his retirement in 1987. He and his family lived in Eatontown, NJ until moving to Sharpsburg, GA in 2001.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Lois Davis Griffiths; son, Terry Griffiths & wife Jodi of Englewood, FL; daughters, Sandra Kirkpatrick of Newnan, GA, Diane Cooper & husband William of Sharpsburg; sister, Marge Olsavsky; brother, George Griffiths & his wife Ann; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews.
The memorial mass is 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29 at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church with Father Terry officiating. Rather than flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Condolences can be expressed online at www.mckoon.com. McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, Newnan, GA, is in charge of arrangements.
McKoon Funeral Home
38 Jackson Street
Newnan, GA 30263
Published in Asbury Park Press on Aug. 28, 2013