Martin E. “Shorty” Griffith, Jr., age 94, of Westerville, Ohio passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Wednesday, March 11, 2015. Retired from Ross/ Abbott Labs after 36 years. Preceded in death by his wife, Anna; son, Verne; siblings, Milard, Yetive, Doris, James, Don and Betty. Survived by his children, Stanley Griffith, Beverly (Jim) Fultz, Edith (Jim) Hogle and Scott (Dana) Griffith; daughter-in-law, Cathy Griffith; grandchildren, Verne Jr., Tracie, Marty, Stephanie, Max and Alex; great-grandchildren, Kristin, Shelby, Greg, Courtney, Andrew and Anna; great-great-grandchild, Isaac; brother, Ned (Elizabeth) Griffith; sister-in-law, Alice Salyer; several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Monday, March 16th from 6-8 p.m. at the MORELAND FUNERAL HOME 55 East Schrock Road, Westerville with a celebration of life service to follow at 8:00 p.m. Mike Kray officiating. Private interment Burnside Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association Central Ohio Chapter, 1379 Dublin Road, Columbus, OH 43215 or Central Ohio Diabetes Association, 1100 Dennison Ave., Columbus, OH 43201.
Larry and Kay Grandey - Mar 18, 2015
Dear Edith, Bev, and the rest of the Griffith clan, We are so sorry about your Dad passing. I’m so sorry we couldn’t make his visitation. Just know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Larry and Kay
Terri Rials - Mar 17, 2015
Bev, Edith, Scott, Stan and the rest of the Griffith clan, I think your Dad would have liked his service last night, it was very nice. He wasn’t much for accepting compliments even though anyone who knew him did not have a bad thing to say. Some things I wish I would have said last night, but I don’t think fast on the fly, so I thought I’d send you a message. It was an honor and a privilege to be your Dad’s neighbor. He was literally, a member of our family. From waving the kids off to school to late night extra inning ball games and everything in between he was involved in our family life. Since our parents were out of town, he was Poppy to our kids too and even attended “Bring your Grandparent to School Day” for each of them while they were in kindergarten. The memories are too numerous to list, but he definitely holds a very special place in our hearts and we’re all better people for knowing and living next to him. Much love, Terri, Staci and Angelo
Sue (Griffith) Denney - Mar 13, 2015
Bev, Edith, Scott, Stanley(hey trouble!!!) and families,
I just heard about Uncle Jr. I am so sorry – please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers. So sad that such a large family is mostly gone but think of the reunion they are having! Wow what a time they must be having. Hang onto all the good memories.
Hoping to be there Monday – trying to make arrangements with work. If not there in body I will be there in spirit.
Take care of yourselves and each other.