Richard E. Griffin (1944 - 2019)

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  • "I'm sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort..."
  • "Thank you so much Grif for all the support and training..."
    - Marty Williams
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Service Information
Celebration of Life
Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Lakeview Village Mobile Home Park Clubhouse
6211 Summerset Lane
Citrus Heights, CA
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Obituary

Richard E. "Grif" Griffin, born November 17, 1944 in Concordia, KS, died December 5, 2018 in Sacramento, CA at age 74. Grif enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1962 launching a lifelong career in electronics. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant while serving in the 1155th Technical Operations Squadron of the Air Force Technical Applications Center responsible for nuclear treaty monitoring and nuclear event detection. Grif retired in 1982 after 20 years' service. From 1968 - 1982 while with AFTAC, he traveled the world installing and maintaining seismic equipment. These travels included three years spent in Alice Springs, Australia. Following retirement, Grif embarked on a 31-year secondary career in bio-medical engineering with Sutter Health in Sacramento. He was extremely proud to be involved in the opening of five new hospitals including Sutter Roseville Medical Center and Sutter Medical Center/Anderson Lucchetti Women's and Children's Center in Sacramento. Grif is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sue, children Sean and Robyn, and siblings Roy and Bernice. A celebration of Grif's life will take place Saturday January 26, 2018 from 1:00 - 3:00 PM at the Lakeview Village Mobile Home Park Clubhouse, 6211 Summerset Lane, Citrus Heights, CA. To honor his love for animals, donations may be made in his memory to the Dogwood Animal Project, 1415 Fulton Road, Suite 205, PO Box 432, Santa Rosa, CA or via DogwoodAnimalRescueProject.org (Nonprofit tax ID: 81-1178819)
Published in The Sacramento Bee from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23, 2019
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