In Memory

John Griffith

John Griffith

John E. Griffith Sr., 70, of Meadville, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Crawford County Care Center, Saegertown.

He was born on Jan. 30, 1944, in Meadville, a son of the late Edwin and Lola Jeanerette Griffith.

John was a 1964 graduate of Saegertown High School and had attended junior college for two years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served on the Flight Crew in Vietnam. He had retired as a police officer in Memphis, Tenn.

He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006, Meadville. He enjoyed karaoke and loved guns and pigs.

John is survived by two daughters, Dawn Zoria of Meadville and Michelle of Tennessee; three sons, John E. Griffith Jr. of Memphis, Shane R. Griffith of Meadville and Chuck Edward Griffith of Green Bay, Wis.; and a sister; Barbara Hurst and her husband, Reed, of Florida.


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05/01/14 03:39 PM #1    

David Lesher

John lived down the back road behind me and I often hitched a ride to school in his '50 Ford.

Schultzy and I wanted to form a band and he was one of our first choices. With Dave Shreve on the drums and Frank Rogers playing mostly the tambourine, The Insects were created. I remember John singing "My One Desire" written by the late Rick Nelson and he would always remind us not to let Frank sing.

05/02/14 12:04 PM #2    

Sandra Brown (Cykoski)

The Insects, are you kidding me, actually what a great name.  Bet you guys were good, you should have played at school.  Rest in Peace John, you are missed.

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