James Griffith


James R.

James R. Griffith, age 94 years of Adrian, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Lenawee Medical Care Facility in Adrian. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Irma of 59 years, their beloved son, Jeffrey W. Griffith of California and dear friends, James and Laurie Black.

He was born on April 30, 1919, in Philadelphia, PA to Harry W. and Mable Griffith. James was raised in Litchfield, IL. He was an avid fisherman and loved watching sports. He was a member of Former Covenant United Presbyterian Church of Toledo, OH. James was a long-time resident of Toledo, OH. He was the owner of Capital Business Service, an accounting and income tax practice in Reynolds Corners area of Toledo. James was a veteran of World War II. He served in New Guinea. He was a Purple Heart recipient.

Upon James wishes, there will be no visitation. Cremation has taken place. He will be laid to rest in Jackson, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Make a Wish Foundation or the .

We would like to thank our dear friends, Phil and Leann Hiser, Carl and Alice Utzey, along with Ned, Sandra and Shawn Sisco for their loving concern. Long time wonderful friends Marvin and Donna Heminger. Also, Rev. Denis Ladd of Cadmus Presbyterian Church. A special thank you to the staff of Bixby Medical Center, Lenawee Medical Care Facility and Hospice of Lenawee.

Arrangements were entrusted to Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson. Read this obituary and send condolences to the family at


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Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 30, 2013