Patrick Joseph Griffin, Jr., 76 of Honesdale, died on Monday, March 11, 2013 at home.|
Born on September 6, 1936 in Bronx, NY, he was the son of the late Patrick Joseph Sr. and Jane Heavey Griffin. He was a US Army veteran serving from 1958 to 1960.
Following his honorable discharge, Patrick began working in New York City, working on elevators.
Before his retirement, he was employed as a security guard.
Patrick enjoyed writing and was well known to send a few letters to the editor at the Wayne Independent. He was a member of the VFW Post 531 in Honesdale.
Patrick loved spending time with his grandchildren and especially loved his only child.
Surviving is his daughter Janice Compton of Honesdale; his brother Thomas Griffin and wife Patricia of Massapequa, NY; his sister Eileen Gelati of Ronkonkoma, NY; grandchildren Jessica, Joseph and Jonathon Sepe and Brooke L. Compton; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his brother James Griffin.
A Blessing service will be held on Thursday at 7 PM at Hessling Funeral Home, Inc., 428 Main St. Honesdale.
Friends may visit on Thursday from 4 to service time.
Cremation will be held at Maple Hill at Salem Crematory.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Traditional Hospice, 113 W. Drinker St. Dunmore, PA 18512.
Published in Wayne Independent on Mar. 13, 2013