Obituary of Boyd Griffith, Jr.
Conneaut- Boyd B. Griffith, Jr., 73, passed away on May 24, 2018 in Brooksville, Florida, where he enjoyed wintering for many years.
He was born on November 8, 1944 in Altoona, Pennsylvania the son of Alice (Bathurst) and Boyd B. Griffith, Sr. Boyd graduated from Conneaut High School Class of 1963. He was drafted in the summer of 1965 into the United States Army and served honorably in Vietnam. After returning from Vietnam he married the former Judith Holl on March 9, 1968. Boyd retired as a belt repairman with the Pittsburgh and Conneaut Dock Company, after 40 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Cowle Post #151, Lake Erie Boat Club and the New Leaf United Methodist Church.
Boyd will be remembered for his creativeness, ingenuity, and jack of all trades. He was relied on by his family to fix many things and was often referred to as MacGyver. Boyd was an excellent wood worker, sculptor and made wooden angels. He enjoyed working with the LEAF project and utilized his many talents, building ramps, bathrooms and many other projects for those in need. He loved his family, his children and grandchildren and could be counted on to be at all of their, sports, band or any function they were involved in.
Boyd is survived his wife of 50 years, Judy Griffith; daughter, Julie (Steve) Joseph; son, Boyd (Sheri) Griffith, III; grandchildren, Stephanie and Jennifer Joseph and Samantha and Sidney Griffith; sister, Carol A. Griffith; brother, H. Michael (Diane) Griffith; sister-in-law, Mary Lou Lawwill; nieces and nephews, Robert and Bryan Lawwill and Melanie Carmack and Adam Griffith; several cousins; and his buddy Zach (granddog).
He was preceded in death by his parents; mother and father-in-law, Jean L. and Robert N. Holl; and his brother-in-law, Roger Lawwill.
A celebration of life will be held, Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 3:00 PM at New Leaf United Methodist Church, 110 Gateway Ave., Conneaut with Rev. Jan Walsh and Rev. Lois Burke, officiating. American Legion Cowle Post #151, will perform military honors, following the service. Family and friends will be received at the church from 1PM until time of services at 3PM.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Boyd may be given to the American Legion Bruisers Baseball Team, 272 Broad St., Conneaut, OH 44030 or the CLYO, PO BOX 215, Conneaut, OH 44030.
The Thompson Smith Nesbitt Funeral Home, 345 Main St., entrusted with arrangements.
Online obituary and condolences at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com