PENN YAN - Arthur H. Griffiths, age 92, of Court St., Penn Yan, N.Y. passed away on Friday (December 28, 2012) at Strong Memorial Hospital.
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Friends and family may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday (January 3) at the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 E. Elm St., Penn Yan. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday (January 4) at 11 a.m. at St. Michael's Church in Penn Yan. Burial with Military Honors will be at St. Michael's Cemetery in Penn Yan.
Memorial contribution may be made in Art's memory to St. Michael's School, 214 Keuka St., Penn Yan, NY 14527.
Arthur was born in Penn Yan, N.Y. on July 12, 1920, the son of the late, Albert and Irene (Harris) Griffiths. Arthur served in the US Marine Corps in the South Pacific during WWII. He was employed with Retail Purchase Corp., Morton Salt, and retired from Penn Yan Express. He and his wife Sally owned and operated Griffiths Home for the Elderly for 20 years. He served as the Chairman of the Yates County Democratic Party during the 1960's and was a member of the Penn Yan VFW and the Johnson-Costello American Legion.
Art is survived by his children, Kelly (Tobin) Tansey, Leigh (Gordon) Lafferty, John (Dawn) Griffiths, Bridget (Kyle) Travis, Casey (Carrie) Griffiths, William (Heather) Griffiths, Joseph (Matthew McKeon) Griffiths, and Erin (John Young) Griffiths; his grandchildren, Ryan, Chelsea, Gavin, Darcie, Brinna, Megan, Nate, Matt, Rebecca, Lizzy, Jake, AlyceRose, Liam, Josh, Sally, Mary-Margaret, Riley, and Aiden; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Art was predeceased by his wife, Sally on September 14th, 2003.
Friends and family may sign the guestbook at www.townsendwoodfuneralchapel.com.
Published in Finger Lakes Times from Dec. 31, 2012 to Jan. 1, 2013