David L. Griffith Sr.

Rochester, New York

Nov 30, 1940 – Jun 28, 2019 (Age 78)


November 30, 1940
June 28, 2019
Rochester, New York


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David L. Griffith, Sr.Rochester - David L. Griffith, Sr., entered into eternal rest on Friday, June 28, 2019. He was born in Rochester, NY and retired to New Bern, NC in 1999. He leaves behind his loving wife of 56 yrs, Judy, and his children, Deborah Prato of Manasquan, NJ, Laurie (Jeff) Walker...

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Dear Judy and family.Iam so sorry for your loss.Dave was a great guy. Im sure he and EB are planning a fishing trip.Rest in piece Dave.

Rest in peace Dave. It was great working with you and for you at RFD for so many years.
I am glad you accomplished your dream of living by the sea where you could enjoy your boats
To Dave's family he was a man of honor who respected his people

To The David Griffith Family:

First and foremost, you all have a lot to be proud of. Your Dad had an exemplary career in the Rochester Fire Department. From Private to Fire Chief. You can't do better than that.

I worked with David both, when I was the President of the Rochester Firefighters' Union and later when I was assigned to the Fire Chief's Office. David was fair in his decisions, especially in our disciplinary procedures. David was a straight shooter, all he asked...

I served under Chief Griffith as a member of Group 1, while in Fire Investigation, and as the Capt in Planning & Research of the RFD. Chief Griffith was a good Chief and was always direct with his words and actions. As the Fire Chief, he was challenged by City Hall on a daily basis, trying to manage a department without sacrificing the safety of the firefighters. I am sorry for your loss.

Stephen McClary (Retired DC)
RFD 1979-2010

Debbie and family-I'm sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Thinking of all of you.

I knew David for several years when he served as Deputy Chief and Fire Chief. He was always a gentleman. Took time to visit the Dispatch Office along with fire stations just to see how things were going. He will be missed

Eternal Affection Arrangement- BASKET INCLUDED

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.