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Walter S. Griffith

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Walter S. Griffith

April 14, 1929 to January 9, 2013

Walter Stuhr Griffith (83) passed away suddenly January 9, 2013. He is survived by his much adored wife Christina Isobel Griffith, his beloved children Donna and Andrew, his mother-in-law Honora Brennan, his dear sister-in-law Gerd Griffith, and nieces and nephews and spouses from Indiana: C. Perry Griffith Jr. (Michelle), Wendy Griffith Kortepeter (Bill), Ruthelen Griffith Burns (Andy), William C Griffith III (Gerry), his great nieces and nephews: C Perry Griffith III, Maegan E and Claire H Griffith, Kelly A and Anna L Kortepeter, Andrew G, Grace E, and J Christopher Burns. Walter Griffith also leaves behind many cherished friends and loved ones.

Walter S. Griffith was born in Chicago and grew up in Indianapolis. He was a Princeton University Graduate and alumni of Indiana University Law School. He lived in South Florida for over 40 years and was a long time member of Coral Ridge Country Club. Mr. Griffith was a loyal and tireless supporter of the Broward County Republican Party and many candidates, both on a local and national level. He loved his cat "Love", his freedom and helping to make people well. Through his foundation, he gave spontaneously to support his favorite subjects: music and the arts, children, public television, animal rescue, and numerous religious affiliations. In his lifetime, he traveled all over the world and never met a stranger with whom he couldn't find some common bond. His huge heart was always worn on his sleeve and he was often heard saying that he loved you. Walter was a wonderfully forgiving man, a true gentleman, devoted family man and a generous philanthropist. His legacy will live on in hearts of all the people he touched and he will be missed greatly.

Friends will be welcomed for a Memorial Gathering at Kraeer-Fairchild Funeral and Cremation Center, 4061 N. Federal Hwy., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. 33308. 954-565-5591. http://www.kraeerfairchild.com, on Friday, Jan 18th from 5-8pm. Funeral Mass will be held at Assumption Catholic Church, 2001 S. Ocean Blvd., Lauderdale by the Sea, FL. 33062 on Saturday, January 19th at 11 am. Burial will follow.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star on Jan. 16, 2013
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