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JOHN J. "JACK" GRIFFIN II


1933 - 2014 | Obituary Condolences
INVERNESS - Services for John J. "Jack" Griffin II, 80, will be held at 12:30 pm, Saturday, March 1, 2014 at Village Church of Barrington, 1600 E. Main St. (Lake-Cook Road), Barrington, where the family will receive friends from 11 am until the time of the service. Burial will immediately follow at Evergreen Cemetery, Barrington. Born Dec. 22, 1933, in Chicago, he passed away peacefully, Feb. 26, 2014. Jack attended Saint Hilary Grade School and graduated from Amundsen High School in Chicago in 1951. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor's Degree in 1956 and DePaul University with a Doctorate of Jurisprudence in 1958. Jack served in the US Air Force as a JAG Officer from 1958-1961. He worked as an Attorney and CPA with his brother David, at Griffin & Griffin in Chicago. Jack was a proud Badger Fan, enjoyed traveling, Hawaiian vacations, skiing, and spending time with his family. He is survived by a son, Gary (Lynette) Griffin, a daughter-in-law, Petrine Griffin ; grandchildren, John J. "JJ" (Hayley) Griffin IV, Christian, Danielle "Dani", Austin, Caleb and Jeremiah "Miah" Griffin; great-grandson, John J. Griffin V; great-granddaughter, Erin Elizabeth Griffin; brother, David (Chris) Griffin; and nieces, Lisa VanScoyoc, Sherri Griffin and Patty Miller. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ronna Lou "GG" Griffin (nee Alexander) whom he married June 2, 1956, in Madison, Wis.; son, John J. "Jay" Griffin III; parents, John J. and Eleanor (nee Fennell) Griffin. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675-8517. For information, 847-381-3411 or www.davenportfamily.com where online condolences may be left for the family.
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Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald on Feb. 28, 2014
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