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John E. (Grif) GRIFFITH


News Death Notice

GRIFFITH, John E. "Grif" Age 70 of Morgan Township, passed away at his residence Monday afternoon, July 8, 2013. He was born on March 9, 1943 in Brookville, Indiana the son of Everett and Betsy (Cochran) Griffith. John attended Reily Schools and enlisted in the U.S. Navy as a Seabee. On August 15, 1964, in Reily Township, he married Luvina Koedel. John owned and operated Grif's Crane Repair for many years. He was a member of the Historical Construction Equipment Association. He is survived by his wife, Luvina; four sons, Timothy, Donald (Kimberly), Mark, and Scott (Andrea); four grandchildren, John (J.C.), Corey, Cassady, Casey; one sister, Betty (Elvin) Vence; three stepbrothers, Charles (Lyn), Ben (Marcia), and James (Patricia) Irwin; two stepsisters, Ruby (Everett) Jackson and Emma (Robert) Salinger; a sister-in-law, Linda Irwin; and many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepfather, Donald Irwin; and a stepbrother, David Irwin. A graveside service will be held 10AM, Friday, July 12, 2013 at New London Cemetery on Alert New London Road in Shandon, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Morgan Township Fire Department, P.O. Box 4, Okeana, Ohio 45053 or Historical Construction Equipment Association, 16623 Liberty Hi Road, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. www.charlesyoungfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home

Charles C. Young Funeral Home - Ross
4032 Hamilton Cleves Road State Route 128 Ross, OH 45014
(513) 738-1414

Published in Journal-News on July 10, 2013
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