Michael P. “Groovy Griff” Griffith, age 68, of Toledo, passed away peacefully Saturday, September 10, 2022 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Perrysburg. He was born on May 4, 1954 to Cornelius and Helen (Diefenbach) Griffith in Toledo. Griff was a 1972 graduate of DeVilbiss High School. He then went on to obtain his Associates degree in General Social Studies and Humanities from the University Findlay of University. Griff was a layout inspector for Jeep for 31 years before retiring. He enjoyed taking casino trips, traveling with friends, and his animals. Griff never met a stranger and loved being social. He enjoyed a good beer and a shot. Griff’s smile, spirit and care free nature will truly be missed by those who knew and loved him.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father, Joseph Ellis; siblings, Chuck Griffith, Judy Frost and Jeanie Alonzo. Left to cherish Griff’s memory are his brothers, Richard Griffith and Joseph (Rachel) Ellis; sister-in-law, Cheri Griffith; best friends, Tommy (Kim) Ray and Denise Salo; nieces, nephews and many dear friends.
The family will receive guests on Thursday, September 22, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home – Northwest Chapel, 4150 W. Laskey Rd., Toledo (419-473-0300) with Memorial Services beginning at 12:00 p.m. in the funeral home.
Those wishing to make memorial contributions are asked to consider Hospice of Northwest Ohio.
“Be all you can be, be groovy”
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