John D. Griffin, 95, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2017, at the Rouse Warren County Home, Youngsville, PA., surrounded by his loving family. He was born on June 22, 1922 in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Maurice and Helen Kirwin Griffin. After graduating from South Park High School, he served with the United States Army as a Sergeant from 1942 to 1946.
He worked as a salesman for Keebler Company for 35 years. After his retirement from Keebler, he continued as a part time salesman for Palumbo’s Meats, of Dubois, PA.
He was a member of Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, where he was a member of the Holy Name Society and a church usher for over 30 years. On June 14, 1947, he married the love of his life, Suzanne Therese O’Brien Griffin. Sue and Jack moved to Warren, PA., in 1951 and raised their five children. He was the beloved father to Kathy Couillard, Saginaw, Michigan, Karen (Tom) Wickstrom, Mertztown, PA., Betsy Griffin, Warren, PA., Dan (Mary) Griffin, Mars, PA., Michael (Missy) Griffin, Russell, PA., and grandfather to 8 grandchildren and 8 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Suzanne Therese O’Brien Griffin, who died Thursday, November 16, 2017, his daughterinlaw, Cheryle Griffin, grandson, Brian Couillard, and soninlaw, Gilbert Couillard.
Friends may call at Holy Redeemer R.C. Church, 11 Russell Street, Warren, PA., on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 from 10:00 to 11:00 A.M., when a Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted by Fr. James Gutting, Pastor. Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery, where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon/Sheffield V.F.W. Funeral Detail and the U.S. Army personnel. Those wishing to submit email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lew isfuneralhomeinc.com In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Street, Warren, PA, 16365, or Friends of the Rouse, 701 Rouse Avenue, Youngsville, PA, 16371, or a charity of your choice. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.