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April 3, 1947 - December 7, 2020
Funeral Home Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Homes, Inc.
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Dan H. Griffiths, Jr., age 73, of Old Forge, passed away Monday evening at Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Taylor, after an illness. A Moosic native, he was born on April 3, 1947, to the late Dan H. Sr., and Dorothy (Richards) Griffiths.
Dan attended the former Taylor-Moosic High School and enlisted in the military in 1965 at the age of 18 in order to serve his country during the Vietnam War. Dan proudly served for 20 years in the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class and was awarded multiple metals, badges, and ribbons during the time he was enlisted. He retired in the position as Station Commander at the local recruiting center.
While in the military, Dan obtained an associate degree in business. After retirement, Dan became an insurance agent and owned and operated the Siegfried-Griffiths Allstate Agency for 15 years with his partner and dear friend, Earl Siegfried.
A former member of the Jackson Street Baptist Church in West Scranton, Dan was an avid bowler in his day. He also enjoyed being in the woods and playing baseball and coaching his son. Dan loved to travel and while in the military he traveled the world and developed lifelong, cherished, friendships along the way.
He is survived by his three children, Dr. Tiffany Griffiths and husband Hal Markowitz of Scranton, Erica Bednarz and husband Ryan of Clarks Summit, and Dan Griffiths III, of Exeter; six grandchildren, Jonah, Zachary, Jacob, Noah, Levi, and Bella; his former wife and mother of his 3 children, Doreen (Kazmerick) Adams of Clarks Summit, his estranged wife, Beverly (Piekarski) Griffiths of Old Forge; sisters, Jessie Beckish of Mobile, Alabama and Joy Blair and husband Stephen of Valdosta, Georgia; and many nieces and nephews. A sister, Dorothy Ann Prompovitch, preceded him in death.
Dan’s children would like to thank the staff at the Riverside Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, particularly Maria and Marie. They were angels who stayed by his side to comfort him during his final moments and for that, we will be forever grateful.
Private arrangements are under the care of the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge. Please visit the funeral home’s website to leave a condolence. Memorial contributions can be made to The Lackawanna Blind Association at lackawannablind.org. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date where his ashes will be scattered in a place special to Dan.