James “Jim” Robert Griffith

| August 24, 2017

WEST LAFAYETTE – James “Jim” Robert Griffith, 89, passed away August 22, 2017 at West Lafayette Pointe. He was born August 26, 1927 in Cambridge, Ohio to Joseph A. Griffith Sr. and Althea (Mackley) Griffith. On September 25, 1946, he married Thelma (Sis) Freetage, who preceded him in death. Jim worked at Penn Michigan, Stone Container and Kraft Foods. He was also the Mayor of West Lafayette.

Surviving Jim are his daughter, Althea Pearl Griffith of Cambridge; sister, Jane Swinderman of Newcomerstown; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Griffith of Coshocton, Edith and Donna Griffith and Wilma Freetage of West Lafayette; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding Jim in death are his siblings, Edwin (Floetta), Henry (Catherine and Ruth), Joe, Emmett (Irene), Richard, William, Dorothy (Earl) Dickerson, Betty (Wayne) Bradford and baby sister, Eleanor; brothers-in-law, Cecil (Dorothy), Reuben, Gene (Ada), Buzz (Wilma), Larry (Linda) and Max (Marlene) Freetage.

A funeral service will be held on Jim’s birthday, Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 3:00 pm with Pastor Galen Honabarger officiating. Family and friends will be received one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations in Jim’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association Greater East Ohio Area, 70 W. Streetsboro St., Suite 201, Hudson, OH 44236

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.

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