Gordon J. Griffith

December 14, 1932 - February 14, 2021
Gordon J. Griffith

Gordon J. Griffith

December 14, 1932 – February 14, 2021

Born December 14, 1932 in Hume, NY to Elmer and Katherine (Albright) Griffith, he grew up between Pike and Warsaw, New York, graduating from Warsaw High School in 1950.  He attended Clarkson College in Potsdam, NY, graduating in 1954 with a degree in accounting and finance. After graduation he served in the U.S. Army in France for two years.  Most of his working life was spent in accounting, finance, and sales in the Buffalo area at firms such as the Birge Wallpaper Company and Aid Association for Lutherans (Thrivent)

It was while working as a cost accountant at the Ford Motor Assembly Plant in Buffalo, NY that he met his future wife Judith Rockey.  They were married May 16, 1959 at Trinity Old Lutheran Church in Buffalo, NY.

They resided for 45 years in Alden and Akron, NY.  Gordon was an active member of Townline Lutheran Church, serving on the Church Council, the Sunday School program, Laymen’s Sunday Services, ushering, communion assistant, Eucharistic program, and Delegated Financial Secretary.

He is survived by his wife Judy, sons Steve and Mark, daughters-in law Mary and Laura, and three grandchildren Haley, Lucie, and Matthew.

A virtual memorial service is planned for the Spring of 2021, for more details please contact Steve Griffith ([email protected]).  Donations in his memory may be sent to the Townline Lutheran Church Good Samaritan Fund, 1159 Townline Road, Alden, NY 14004 or the King of Glory Lutheran Church Mission Dedicated Fund (https://www.kogva-missions.org/give-online) in Williamsburg, VA

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  • February 22, 2021
    Patrick Garry says:
    I will always remember Mr. Griffith as a kind, gentle man with a sense of humor once you knew him. I am glad I knew him.

  • February 23, 2021
    Michael Minarik says:
    I'll never forget meeting FLASH Gordon for the first time a few years ago at Men's Breakfast. He was a wonderful man of great faith. God's blessings to Judy and the family.

  • February 25, 2021
    David Frost says:
    “For though I am absent in body, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the firmness of your faith in Christ.” | Colossians 2:5 I am very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I know Gordon passed on a lot of him to his sons. They are great and I always enjoy spending time with them. I remember him as a good man and provider for his family.

  • March 07, 2021
    Thomas Armitage says:
    Working with him at Sonwil Distribution...

  • March 07, 2021
    Thomas Armitage says:
    Working with him at Sonwil Distribution.