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Richard W. Griffin

1940 - 2021

Richard W. Griffin, 81, of Milton passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 20221 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Born in Milton on January 15, 1940, he was the son of the late Clarence and Levina Mae (Crossley) Griffin.  He was married to the former Shirley Chappell.  Together they celebrated 58 years of marriage until her death in 2016.

Richard attended Milton schools and had worked for Milton Manufacturing and the Lewisburg Area School District.

He had served in the US Navy and was a member of the American legion in Montandon and the VFW in Milton.  He enjoyed spending time with his family, going to yard sales and flea markets and fishing.  He especially loved his dog Midnight.

Richard is survived by a daughter Arlene Messenger of Milton; five grandchildren Leah, Casey, Charles, Dylan and Dalton; two sisters Peggy Dugan of Potter County and Rose Reibsome of Milton; and his companion Anna Linn.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son Richard “Griff” Griffin Jr; a brother Benjamin Griffin; and two sisters Betsy Reibsome and Faye Reibsome.

Following Richard’s wishes private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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