Meadville Tribune

April 26, 2014

John E. Griffith Sr.

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — 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 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.

Service will be private and at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Soldiers and Sailors Home, 560 E. Third St., Erie, Pa. 16507.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.