GRIFFIN MARTIN J., Sr.
Of Cape Coral, FL, passed away on February 8, 2013 at the age of 77. He was born on June 21, 1935 in Pittsburgh, PA, the son of the late John A. and Catherine C. Griffin. He graduated from McKeesport High School in 1953 and Gannon University in 1959. He served 20 years as an officer in the United States Army retiring as a Major in 1979. He taught 18 years at Cape Coral High School, retiring in 1997. While residing in Cape Coral, Martin was past Post Commander of the V.F.W
. Post 8463, member of the America Legion Post 90, Fraternal order of Eagles Aerie 3957 and Elk Lodge 2596. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Cecilia; son, Martin (Shirley) Griffin, Jr. of Cape Coral; daughters, Loretta (Hank) Weil of Palm Bay, FL and Cecilia (Michael) Vivace of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren, Nicholas, Melissa, Christopher, Anthony, and Samantha; three great- grandchildren, John, Brenan, and Addison; brother, Regis (Myra) Griffin of West Mifflin, PA, and the late John A. Griffin, Jr.; niece, Katherine Becker; nephew, Regis (Andrea) Griffin, Jr.; great-nephew, Kyle Griffin; and great-niece, Audra Griffin. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at St. Andrews Catholic Church of Cape Coral followed by Military Honors by the VFW Post 8463 Honor Guard. Local announcement by STRIFFLER'S OF WHITE OAK CREMATION AND MORTUARY SERVICES, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, 412-678-6177).
Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb