Peter P. Griswold Alden Peter P. Griswold, 79 of Alden, Michigan passed away on January 24, 2011. Peter was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario on February 9, 1931. His parents were John Howard and Isabelle (Nablo) Griswold and stepmother Dorothy Hammett Griswold. Peter received a BA in 1952 from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York; his hometown; and a MA in 1956 from Michigan State University. At MSU, he was the first Rehabilitation Counseling graduate in the country and went on to be the State Director of Michigan Rehabilitation Services. Two national awards that Peter received during his professional career and was most proud of were: The American with Disabilities Act Award (1990) and Mary E. Switzer National Leadership Award (1983). He also was an Adjunct Professor at Michigan State University and University of Wisconsin-Stout and lectured across the country for several universities and rehabilitation organizations. Peter served in the United States Army Medical Service Corps from 1952 1954. He loved sports, particularly the MSU Spartans and playing golf, traveling with his wife, and the company of good friends from across the United States. Peter is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sue A. (Fogg) Griswold, daughter and son-in-law Alison G. and Thomas C. Larabel, and grandson and grand daughter-in-law Zachary J. and Kristen Laur Stone. A memorial gathering with family and friends will be planned for the spring. The family is thankful to Munson Hospice, Traverse City, MI and Tidewell Hospice, Englewood, FL for the loving care they provided. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to may make a contribution to these organizations in Peter's name.
Published in Lansing State Journal on Jan. 30, 2011.