Rodger W. Griffin Jr. born 8-9-1935 passed 8-2-2013. Rodger was born and raised in Pittsburg, PA. Rodger leaves behind a sister Mrs. Joanne Wenzel, Brothers, George and Dalton. All from PA. Also many loved ones from Bradenton, Florida. Rodger a published author earned his PHD in Chemistry from The University of Rochester and later became a Professor teaching in schools such as Harvard, University of California, Berkeley, Manatee Junior College. He was instrumental in setting up the Chemistry Lab at New College of SRQ. He was a professor there 1965 to 1975. There will be a private ceremony. In lieu of flowers make donations to The New College Chemistry Department for research. Rodger has touched many peoples lives and he will be remembered dearly.