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Mr. Ross Thomas Griffith

Mr. Ross Thomas Griffith
  • August 4, 1925 - October 28, 2016
  • Hickory Corners, Michigan
  • Gull Lake United Methodist Church
    8640 Gull Road
    Richland, MI 49083

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1 of 16 | Posted by: Suzanne - MI

Grandma Griffith, Uncle Ross and Aunt Harriet 1949
2 of 16 | Posted by: Suzanne

Ross Griffth 1928
3 of 16 | Posted by: Suzanne

Phyllis and Ross Griffith. White Lake Michigan
4 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Harriet and family,Sorry for your loss. I know Ross will be greatly missed.Julie Couch Ferguson ”
5 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Ferguson - Kalamazoo, MI

“Extraordinary Uncle Ross - intelligent, engaging, educational while being witty - Aunt Harriet's and his legacy lives on in the Cabinetry...Read More »
6 of 16 | Posted by: Janice and Richard (Pond) Childress - TX

“So sorry to hear of Ross's passing. Di and I send thoughts and prayers your way. Ross was a special person and we talk about him often. Our time...Read More »
7 of 16 | Posted by: Willy & Di McDonald - DELTON, MI

“Dear Harriett and family,So sorry to hear of Ross passing. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.May God bless all of you.Katie (Kerbrat) DiSimone ”
8 of 16 | Posted by: Katie DiSimone - St. Clair, MI

“Dear Harriette, We are saddened to hear of the death of Ross. He was such a good neighbor and friend through the years. We will keep him in our...Read More »
9 of 16 | Posted by: Jack Lawrence - Friend

“Rossco :) was loved by many and we will miss, but never forget his wit and charm. I have many great memories of Ross as a fellow business owner at...Read More »
10 of 16 | Posted by: Vicki Gesmundo - Richland, MI

“We'll miss you Uncle Ross! Thanks for all the memories, imparting your love for Michigan State upon me (go Spartans!), and laughter. The times...Read More »
11 of 16 | Posted by: Cheryl Pond - Atlanta, GA

“My condolences to the family.LUE ”
12 of 16 | Posted by: Tim Stamm - Augusta, MI

13 of 16 | Posted by: A friend

“Leo and I are thinking of you all. The Zanoni Family was blessed knowing Ross, and his warm and relaxed personality. His love for woodworking and...Read More »
14 of 16 | Posted by: Catherine Zanoni - Kalamazoo, MI

“My heart will forever miss my second "DaD's heart. He held me up when my own father passed away and took on another daughter. I will forever remember...Read More »
15 of 16 | Posted by: Julie Simpson - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss John. ”
16 of 16 | Posted by: Mike and Cindy Wenzler

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Ross Thomas Griffith, age 91, of Hickory Corners unexpectedly passed away Friday evening, October 28, 2016  He was born in Detroit, Michigan on August 4, 1925, the son of Edwin T. and Sarah (Temme) GriffithRoss faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps from 1943 to 1946, and served the Richland community as co-owner of The Cabinetry Store in Richland for many years.  He loved woodworking, boating and his beloved boat, "China Doll".
Ross married the "Love of His Life" & wife of more than 66 years, Harriette Ruth Kaier in Detroit, Michigan on September 23, 1950; she survives.  He is also survived by his children, Royce (Horst) Peppa of Crystal Lake, Illinois, Gretchen (the late Enrique) Leguizamon of Kalamazoo, John T. Griffith III. of Hickory Corners, and Carolyn (Henry Grooms) Griffith of Tampa, Florida; five grandchildren, Ross T. Heflin, Luis Leguizamon, Ernesto Leguizamon, Marissa Leguizamon-Pallares, and Carmen Leguizamon; four great-grandchildren, Lucy Pallares, Betoluis Pallares, Ricky Leguizamon, Alex Leguizamon, and a brother, Richard (Rosemarie) Griffith of Richland.  Ross was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Phyllis Peat. 
Funeral services with full military honors to celebrate Ross' life will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, November 4, 2016 at the Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta.  The family will receive friends 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Friday at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel, 9170 East D. Ave. (M-89), Richland.  A reception will be announced to follow the graveside service. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to the Gull Lake United Methodist Church.   Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Ross may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdlecom.