Charles Gary Griffin
Charles Gary Griffin, age 79, of Long Beach, CA, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 He was born on November 16, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri to his parents, Russell Griffin and Alta Buck.
Charles was the youngest of 3 children. He married Ida Griffin of almost 52 years on September 2, 1961. They had 2 children. He attended Long Beach City College and graduated in 1974 with an Associate in Business. He served in the Army for 2 years. He was a current resident of Long Beach for 68 years. He was employed by General Telephone as a communication technician for 29 years. Charles was a member of the LASD Reserves. He enjoyed camping, flying, travel and spending time with his family and friends.
Charles will be remembered by his loving wife and their children: Charles G. Griffin, II and his wife Sheryl and Christopher Griffin and his wife Patricia. He is also survived by his grandchildren: Hannah, Chase, Dillon, Isabelle and Joelle. He is preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Mary Alice Hackett; and his brother, Robert E. Griffin.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service for Charles at 11:00a.m., on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at All Souls Mortuary, 4400 Cherry Ave. Long Beach, CA 90807. Interment will be private. Donations can be made to the
or to the Kidney Foundation.
Published in the Long Beach Press-Telegram on July 20, 2013