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John GRIFFIN

Tampa, Florida

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I am sorry for your loss. I am the owner the hoe that Jack was raised in. I was trying to reach him to see if he wanted the old photos I have. One I believe is Jack and his football team and the other I believe is his parents wedding photo. Please call me if you'd like to get them. Kathy ( 813.727.0250 )

Judge Giffin was a mentor to me while at Stetson. I was privileged to serve as an intern while he was the Chief Administrative Judge. He swore me into the Bar and presided over my marriage. Always willing to impart advice but better still to listen. His love of the River and his stories I will always remember. It was a gift to have known him. Our sorrow to his family at his passing.

Chris,
Sorry to hear of your father's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Griffin family. Jack was a special man to our family for many years,visited both my husband and me in the hospital often,visited my husband in the nursing home the three years Stan had to be there,and delivered the sweetest closing prayer at the Celebration of Stan's life on April 19th,2012. My then 7 year old grandson,Brendan hugged Jack's legs after the service,and thanked him for saying all the nice things about his Papaw. Jack,of course,teared up. He...

Condolences to Chris and family. Your father was without a doubt one of the greatest men I have ever known and was a true friend, not only to me, but to many people who had the pleasure of knowing him.

As the Executive Director of United Cerebral Palsy of Tampa Bay for 15 years, I can attest to the many contributions Jack gave to the organization. He shared his time, talents, contacts and money to help hundreds of children with developmental disabilities. He was a friend and a man I admired greatly. After having not seen him for a number of years, I was pleased to spend some time with him at a party in recent years and he was the same ole' Jack. His long shadow will not soon fade from our...

Jack you will be missed! Thanks for presiding over our wedding which is still blossoming for 16 years now.

Cindy and Dick Disotell

2013 Family Reunion

The laughter, stories, & great times at all the family gatherings will always be precious in our memories of you. We already miss you.
With much love,
Lois & Sam

Jimmy and I treasure our great times together in Tampa and our beautiful mountain times in Maggie Valley, NC.

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GRIFFIN, John Phillip ("Jack"), passed away January 16, 2014 at age 89. Jack was a singular force for public service, charity, and good works throughout his life. He was born September 26, 1924, and grew up in Seminole Heights with his parents, Sybil and James, older brother Jim, and...

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