Clarence “John” Griffiths

Clarence “John” Griffiths

Clarence D. ‘John’ Griffiths of Kalamazoo, MI passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born July 9, 1940 in Kalkaska to Donald and Arlene (Hamacher) Griffiths and had raised his family in Kalamazoo. He had worked at General Motors. Surviving are his wife, Judy Griffiths; sons, Steven (Martha) Griffiths, John Griffiths and Wade (Marin) Griffiths; a granddaughter, Brooklyn; a sister Evelyn Vipond and several nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents; his step father, Adolph Gyurkovitz; a brother and sister-in-law, Garth (Elaine) Griffiths, brother-in-law Coral Vipond.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at the First Congregational Church, Otsego with Pastor Darin Youngs officiating.

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  1. Sue Perkowski says:

    John and Family,
    Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family. So sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He will always be with you John because you have him in your heart!

  2. Paul Misiak says:

    Dear Judy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. In the few years that I came to know John, he was a friendly and outgoing person with a wonderful soul. He loved to hunt and fish, and loved the out-of-doors. My thoughts and condolences are with you in these saddened times.

  3. Lynn & Duane Bronkema says:

    Dear Judy and Family,
    Were so sorry for you loss of John. We didn’t know him very well but seemed like a very friendly man when speaking to him. Wishing you and your family peace and comfort for your loss. God Bless you and your family.

    Lynn & Duane

  4. Dale and Faith Zitter says:

    Dear Judy and Family,

    We treasure the very special memories we have of our wonderful times together. We will miss John and his unique gift of humor and his love for fishing, hunting and the great outdoors. We pray for God’s peace and comfort during these difficult days. We love you!

    Dale and Faith

  5. larry & emy myner says:

    Sorry for your loss. May Jesus be with your whole family in this time of need. Bless you all.

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