Robert E. (Bob) Griffiths, 80, formerly of Lewes, Delaware, and a resident of Rolling Fields Nursing Home, Conneautville for the past 6 months, died there Mon. Feb. 24, 2003, following a period of declining health.
He was born in W. Pittston, Pa, Aug. 23, 1922, a son of Daniel J. & Ruba Waters Griffiths. He first married Lois Mae Shook, who died in 1961. He then married Mae Elizabeth Leathem, who died Jan. 22, 2002.
He was a graduate of W. Pittston High School, and attended a technical school to learn the Glass Blowing trade. He was a veteran of World War II with the U. S. Navy in the Asia-Pacific Theatre of operations.
He was a 31-year employee of Hercules, Inc. of Wilmington, Del. as a glass blower, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lewes, Del., and a member of Armstrong Masonic Lodge #26 of Newport, Del.
He enjoyed square dancing, golfing, and fishing, having made his own fishing lures.
Survivors include 1 daughter Ellen Gracie and her husband, Bill of Meadville, 1 step-daughter, Linda Keen and her husband Merrill of Chesapeake City, MD, 1 step-son Wayne Leathem, and his wife Denise of Lewes, Del. 2 grandchildren, Amy Gracie, and W. Luke Gracie, 3 step-grandchildren, Kimberly, Brian, & Jon Keen, and 2 step-great-grandchildren.
1 sister Thelma preceded him in death.
Calling hours will be Wednesday Feb. 26, 2003, from 4-6 p.m. at Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc. 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.
The funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 870 Diamond Park, Meadville with the Rev. Susan Davies Buell, rector, officiating.
Burial will be in Riverview Cem., Wilmington, Del.
Memorials may be made to Parkinson Partners of N/W PA, Inc., 3952 Pine Ave., Erie, PA 16504.
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