Obituary: Griffin, Edward William
GRIFFIN, Edward William
October 10, 1927 - August 23, 2012
Edward William Griffin of Ithaca, N.Y. passed away in Vacaville, CA on August 23rd surrounded by his wife of 60 years, all six of his children and many of his grandchildren.
Beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great-grandfather, he retired as a Chief Master Sergeant in 1977 after serving over 32 years in the United States Air Force. During his career, he served in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was honored with numerous citations and awards. The family also spent more than eighteen years in Spokane, WA where all six children were born.
He was an exceptional man and enjoyed retirement serving his community at Country Club Estates in Fairfield, CA. He was always available to help any one of his many friends and family.
He is survived by his wife Lillian of Wyalusing, PA; his six children, Laura Hewitt, Diana Griffin, Michael Griffin, Katherine Griffin, William Griffin and Nancy Land; twelve grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Katherine Massoth of Salt Lake City, UT. He will be greatly missed and will always be in our hearts.