John Griffith Jr
John Griffith Jr

Obituary of John James Griffith Jr

John James Griffith Jr., a cherished husband, father, and grandfather, peacefully passed away on May 15, 2024 from natural causes in the comfort of family. He was 72.

John was the beloved husband of Betsy Lynn Griffith and the loving father of Douglas Clayton Griffith and Abigail Griffith-Waier. Though Andrew preceded him in death, John's love for his son remained eternal. He took immense pride in his role as a father and grandfather, finding joy in the company of his four grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Mark Griffith and his wife Suzie as well as Tom Griffith and his wife Janice.

To all those who knew him, John's life can best be described as a perfect mix of Jimmy Buffet and Ernest Heminiway for his love of singing and performing music, his adventures on the water and his talent for writing. He was a sailor at heart in addition to being an accomplished author, penning two novels titled "Crystal Reflections" and "Gulf Thunder," which reflected his passion for storytelling and creativity.

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, John carried with him the values of hard work, integrity, and resilience throughout his life. In his final years, John lived out one of his lifelong dreams of living near the beaches and on the water. 

John will be fondly remembered by all who knew him for his independent spirit, warm heart, and always  "Doing it his way" . His legacy lives on in the memories shared by family and friends, and in the pages of his literary works.

In lieu of flowers,  in honor of John's memory the family requests donations be made to our  family friend Tyler Haldane gofundme who is battling brain cancer

A Celebration of John's Life will be held on Saturday May 18th where family and friends will gather to commemorate the legacy of the legend “John Boy” whose light will forever shine in our hearts while his independent spirit will forever be our inspiration.

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