GRIFFIN, George M. Jr. Ph.D. 86, of South Pasadena, died June 7, 2014. George was born in Baltimore, MD and was a long-time Pinellas County resident. He served as a professor of geology at several universities, including the University of Florida, the University of South Florida and Ohio State University. Dr. Griffin had a career as a research geologist and was associated with the Shell Oil Company and the Harbor Branch Foundation in Houston, TX. He flew seaplanes for the United States Navy. He was an avid bridge player, sailor, volunteer and traveler. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor Bothwell-Griffin and daughters. Services were held at St Albans Church on June 27, 2014.
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on July 20, 2014