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JEAN C. GRISWOLD


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GRISWOLD
JEAN C.
86, passed away Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017. Dr. Griswold was born July 30, 1930 in NYC to Guede Coghlan, one of Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, a member of the US Polo Team and an executive of the Moon Car Company, and Irene Secord Coghlan of Brandford, Ontario. She was married June 11, 1955 Rev. Dr. Lincoln T. Griswold {deceased May 8, 2016}, a love story which lasted 61 years. She is survived by her sons Scott (Sharon), Kent (Lori) and Kirk (Lynn), and 7 grand-children, Clayton, Jillian, Kaela, Grant, Scott, Alexandra and Nicholas. In 1982, Dr. Griswold founded Special Care {later Griswold Home Care}, the World's Oldest Multi-National Non-Medical Home Care Company with hundreds of offices and over 10,000 professional caregivers throughout the United States and in Mexico and South Korea. She has been featured on The Today Show and in Forbes Magazine and has received countless awards recognizing her tireless efforts to help those in need. She also founded Pop-Ins, Home Helpers, House Calls Unlimited, Nurses Aides of North America and Nursing Options Worldwide. She did much of this from a wheelchair, the result of a 50 year battle with MS, and worked until the age of 79. In 2013 she published Fears of the Elderly. She graduated from Kent Place School, Douglass College (BA-Economics & Business), Rutgers University (M.Ed.-Personnel & Guidance), and received an Honorary Doctorate from Holy Family University in 2006. A Celebration of Life service: 1:30 P.M., Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at Meadowood, 3205 Skippack Pike, Worcester, PA following a private burial service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National MS Society, 30 S. 17th St., Suite 800, Phila., PA 19103.

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Published on Philly.com on Feb. 5, 2017
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