In Memory

Robert Griffy

Robert Griffy

United States Marine Corps 

Robert L. Griffy was born November 17, 1960 and died August 25, 1984.

Thank you to Dan Caprett
for locating this article about Bob's life and heroism.


ROBERT LEE GRIFFY, son of Jackie and Earl, brother of Jeff, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J. Eldon Smith of Fla.  Funeral services 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 28, St. Paul Lutheran Church Berea (Bagley at Eastland).  VISITATION IN THE BRINKMAN-DRESS FUNERAL HOME, 13443 DETROIT AVE.  MONDAY 2-4 AND 7-9 P.M.

(Published in the Plain Dealer Monday, August 27, 1984)


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07/07/10 06:56 PM #1    

Ronald S Gochnour

 GRIFF and I went to school at John Marshall together then we met up again in Berea. He was the guy who got me to make one of the best life choices I ever made he talked me into going into the Marine Corps. I heard that he had died while I was in the Corps but I never knew how. He was a good guy. Semper Fi  brother guard those gates till I get there.

07/12/10 05:56 PM #2    

Daniel Caprett

Rob Griffy was shot and killed outside of a college fraternity house while trying to help someone.  That's the kind of friend I remembered him to be, someone who could be friends with anyone, no matter who they were, even a misfit like me.  We used to play our guitars together whenever we had the chance.
I was shocked when I heard about this.  Friends like him are a rare treasure.

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