Richard Griffin

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October 15, 1921 - May 1, 2017

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Friday, May 5, 2017 from 10-11 a.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help


Friday, May 5, 2017 11 a.m., Our Lady of Perpetual Help


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Richard E. Griffin, age 95, of Grove City, OH passed away May 1, 2017. Retired Chief Master Sgt., U.S. Air Force having served in World War II, Korean War and Vietnam, also retired from the Civil Service. Member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Grove City, VFW and American Legion. Active bowler at Stardust Lanes where he managed the Senior Bowling League. Survived by his wife, Mary; children, Donna McKinney, Kathy (James) Lluelen, Bienvenido (Terry) Celones, Mary Lou (Dave) Ryan, Larry (Mary-Jane) Griffin, Lilia (John) Shoemaker and David (Jody) Griffin; step-daughter, Paula (John) Tankovich; grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; brother, Larry (Nancy) Shinskey; many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his wives, Ruth and Lilia; daughter and son-in-law, Evelyn and Cliff Perkins; siblings, Elma, Elman, James, Joyce and twin brother Robert, Duane and Ervin. Friends may call at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 3730 Broadway, Grove City, Friday from 10-11 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m., Rev. Fr. Dan Millisor, celebrant. Private interment. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. Condolences at


Mary Smith-fuller - May 4, 2017

Roger, John, and I send our deepest condolences. We loved Grandpa very much and will miss him. We always enjoyed spending time with him and Grandma (Mary). He was a true blessing to our blended family. We are sorry that we are unable to travel to Ohio at this time, but Grandpa and all of you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

ROBERT T. GRIFFIN - May 2, 2017

My favorite moment with My Uncle and Father (twin brother) was when Uncle Dick came to celebrate their 65th birthdays together! I hired a “cleaning Lady” to come visit. . . My Mom and Aunt Lily’s got all upset when Uncle Dick and Pop’s eye popped out when she started to clean! Rest in piece my Dear Uncle . . swap stories with Pop and Jack! Bobby!

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