Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 31, 2012

RD John Griffin


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— RD John Griffin was born on December 3, 1954. He was the youngest of four children.

He was a lover of music and was a member of several bands over the years playing everything from country and rock to folk and blues. Nature was his true love. Since 2001, he spent the spring and summer months working for the Department of Natural Resources, a job that allowed him to bask in his love of the outdoors and meet new people. During the winter months he found solace in the warmth of the Florida Keys, a place whose beauty he thought immeasurable.

He was the father of two children, Jacob and Kristal, both of whom he loved without condition. His granddaughter Mercedes added yet another sparkle to his eye.

An avid hunter and fisherman, John collected quite a few trophies over the years. He was probably happiest perched on a riverbank at his favorite "honey spot" with nothing but the sound of a breeze and a rippling river surrounding him, waiting for "The One."

He always had life in his eyes, a story to tell and a joke in his back pocket. He will be loved and missed dearly.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at Thompsonville Congregational Church with the Rev. William Hirschfeld officiating.

Contributions may be made to Munson Hospice or the church.

Arrangements by Jowett Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Service.


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