SHARON, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Cecil L. Griffin, age 91, of Sharon, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, December 12, 2021, in Sharon Regional Hospital.
Born July 29, 1930, in Sharon, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Roy and Mildred (Allen) Griffin.
He married the former Joan Stasey on October 22, 1954 and she preceded him in death on December 8, 2011.
Cecil was a 1950 graduate of Sharon High School.
He served his country honorably during the Korean War in the U.S. Army. Cecil was a Tech Sergeant with the 10th ECB of third infantry division, combat engineering unit.
Upon returning home from the war, he went to work for Pennsylvania Railroad in Sharon, Pennsylvania and also the Ford Motor Company in Walton hills, Ohio. He spent most of his employment career working for General Fireproofing Office Furniture, in Youngstown, Ohio, as an inside sales representative. He worked there for 36 years until his retirement in 1992.
In his spare time, Cecil liked to hunt and fish. He was described as a kind man whom everybody loved. He mostly enjoyed spending time with his family, it was said to be his number one priority.
He was a lifetime member of the Eastside Baptist Church in Sharon, Pennsylvania.
Cecil is survived by four daughters, Dr. Audrey Griffin and her husband, Rev. Ken Chorle, of North Carolina, Laurel Lindey and her husband, Edward III, of Mercer, Robin Dodds and her husband, Ronald, of Iowa and Brenda Griffin of Sharpsville; sister-in-law, Olivia Griffin of Sharon; sister, Elaine Parry Schwartz of Sharon; 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Leo Griffin; two sisters, Erma Baker and Doris Steiner and a great-grandson, Greyson Lindey.
Visitation will be held on Friday, December 17 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Harold W. Stevenson Funeral Home LLC, 264 E. State Street, Sharon, PA 16146. A funeral service will follow at 12:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Andrews pastor of Eastside Baptist Church and Rev. Ken Chorle, Cecil’s son-in-law.
Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery following full military honors at the cemetery chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Eastside Baptist Church, 201 Spruce Avenue, Sharon, Pa, 16146.
Online condolences may be offered by visiting Stevenson Funeral Home.