Edgar Robert Griffin
Edgar Robert Griffin, age 71, of Tiro, died Tuesday, September 16, 2008, at his home.
Edgar was born February 9, 1937 in Denver, Colorado the son of the late Edgar M. and Marijane (Gibson) Griffin. He served proudly for 21 years in the United State Marine Corps during the Vietnam Era. After his retirement from the Marines, he worked at Mansfield Lahm Airport in Mansfield and then worked for the Department of Defense in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey for 22 years. He worked at H&R Block in Mansfield for several years after returning to this area.
Ed was a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Shelby VFW George Broderick Post 291, where he had served three terms as Commander and was District 10 Vice-Commander. He was also a member of the Shelby Owls, Shelby American Legion O’Brien Post 326, Shelby Eagles, a life member of the Disabled American Veterans, and was a volunteer fireman for the Tiro-Auburn Fire Department.
Ed is survived by his wife, Betty (Shultz) Caw Griffin, whom he wed on July 4, 1973; His children: Deborah and Jeff Mitchell of Westerville, OH, Rose and Doug Elson of Norwich, OH, Patricia and Rob Kendall of Reynalds, NE, Burnita Atwell of Lewis Center, OH, Pamela Griffin of Fairbury, NE, Patricia and Schon Hughes of Ashley, OH, Diana Tracy of Fairbury, NE, Theresa and Jon Farnsworth of Iowa Park, TX, Edgar William Griffin of Freemont, NE, and Penny Jones of Tiro, OH; 22 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, H. John and Betty Griffin of Meridian, MS, Tom and Carola Griffin of Las Cruces, NM, David and Rita Griffin of Woodbridge, VA; 2 sisters, Marie Worley of Arvada, CO, Loretta and Lundy Gammon of Morrison, CO; nieces and nephews; He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Richard E. Caw.
Friends may call on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby from 6-8 PM and on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Most Pure Heart Of Mary Catholic Church on Friday, September 19, 2008 at 10:30 AM with Father Nick Cunningham officiating. Burial will be in Tiro Oakland Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Richland County Joint Veterans Burial Detail and the U.S. Marine Corps. Memorial expressions may be made to the Tiro-Auburn Fire Department. The family would appreciate on-line condolences at penwellturner.com