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January 28, 1938 - March 16, 2023
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Theodore (Ted) Griffiths, a longtime Scranton resident, passed away Thursday morning at home after an illness. He was 85 years old.
On December 26, 2000, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 44 years, Donna Gail (Francis) Griffiths.
Born in Scranton on January 28, 1938, Ted was the son of the late Thomas and Rose (Markey) Griffiths and was a graduate of West Scranton High School. He drove for Apple House Trucking before becoming owner/operator of G&S Roofing Company. Prior to his retirement, he drove for Red Top Transportation in Scranton. He had also spent a year living in North Carolina before moving to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he had lived for three years before returning home to Scranton.
A true outdoorsman, Ted loved fishing and hunting. When he wasn’t outdoors, his true passion was found in the boxing ring. He fought several Golden Gloves bouts before he hung up the gloves. In 1985, he was featured in a Scranton Times-Tribune article regarding his boxing career. Above all else, he loved his grandchildren. He developed a special bond with each of them and nothing made him happier than to simply be around them.
He is survived by his six children, Debra Cummings and husband Joe of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Donna Lees and husband Richard of Scranton, Linda Williams and husband Doug of Moosic, Robert (Bob) Griffiths and wife Joanne of Old Forge, Glenn Griffiths and wife Shannon of Myrtle Beach, S.C., Thomas Griffiths of Wilkes Barre; sixteen grandchildren; many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Ted was the last to pass away of the ten Griffiths siblings. He was also preceded in death by a son, Theodore Griffiths and an infant son, Thomas Griffiths.
Ted’s family would like to acknowledge the staff of Hospice of the Sacred Heart, especially Maureen, for their care, comfort and kindness. Their efforts were truly a blessing.
Funeral services to be conducted by Rev. Elliott Cooke are scheduled for Monday at 11:00 AM at the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Avenue, Scranton, with burial to follow at Old Forge Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to pay their respects on Monday at the funeral home from 9:00 AM until services. Please visit the funeral home’s website for directions or to leave a condolence.