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April 10, 1957 - November 14, 2015
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James (Jimbo) Griffiths, age 58, of the Green Ridge section of Scranton, passed away Saturday evening at home surrounded by his loved ones.
Born on April 10, 1957, son of the late Harold, Sr., and Mildred Fuller Griffiths, Jimbo worked as a plastic injection molder for Jed Pool Tools, Inc., of Scranton, prior to his illness. A longtime member of the Salvation Army Church, he was also a former member of the Scranton Pool Club. A fan of NASCAR’s Dale Earnhardt Jr., he also loved the New York Jets. Taken from them much too soon, he will be forever missed by his loving family and friends.
He is survived by his companion and caregiver, Melanie Kadi, at home; his sisters, Joy Prendergast and husband Paul of Scranton, Barb Olivetti and husband Bill of Throop and Donna Cole of Dickson City; his brothers, Tom and wife Patricia, Keith and wife Kim of Scranton, Bob and Kevin, both of Dickson City and Billy of Ohio; Melanie’s children, whom he considered his own, Frank, Amanda and Cindy VanValen, all of Scranton; and many nieces and nephews.
Brothers, Harold, Jr., and Daniel Griffiths; a sister, Karen Wetzel, and Nephew Neil Griffiths also preceded him in death.
His family wishes to thank the entire staff of Compassionate Care Hospice for the amazing care given to Jimbo during his illness.
A memorial service is scheduled for Wednesday at 11:00AM in the Salvation Army Church, 500 S. Washington Avenue in Scranton, 18505, to be conducted by Rev. Dennis Gray, C.C.H. Chaplain.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Jimbo’s name to either the Salvation Army or to Compassionate Care Hospice’s Memorial Fund, 429 South Main Street, Suite 10, Old Forge, 18518.
Arrangements are under the care of the Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton. Please visit the funeral home’s website to leave an online condolence.