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George H. Griffith

OGDENSBURG-Funeral Services for George H. Griffith, 88, of Ogdensburg will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 11 a.m. the First Congregational Church of Ogdensburg with Pastor David Hart officiating. Calling hours will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home on Monday, June 26, 2017.  Mr. Griffith died on Friday, June 23, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Nursing Home.  Burial will be private.

Arrangements are under the direction of LaRue & Pitcher Funeral Home.

George H. Griffith was born on August 16, 1928 in Ogdensburg, NY.  He was the son of the late Henry and Ruth (Wilcox) Griffith.  He was a 1946 graduate of Ogdensburg Free Academy. On June 18th, 1949 he married Mary “Lillian” Pollard at the First Congregational Church of Ogdensburg, the couple celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary this month. George worked for the State Hospital as a Mechanic until his retirement in 1984.  Following his retirement George worked for the Nichols Funeral Home and later the Allen-Nichols Funeral, assisting with funeral services.  George was a member of the Ogdensburgh Cemetery Association, the International Order of Oddfellows (I.O.O.F), Ogdensburg Acacian Lodge #128 Free and Accepted Masons and an active member of the First Congregational Church of Ogdensburg for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Mary “Lillian” Griffith, his daughters Robin Hooper of Ogdensburg and Roxanne Delarge and her husband Steve of Clifton Park, NY.  He is also survived by his grandsons; John G. Delarge of Boston, MA and Sam P. Delarge of Berea, OH.  Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by his brothers; John “Jack” Griffith and Elmer Griffith and his sister Mae Marks.

Donations in George’s memory may be made to the First Congregational Church of Ogdensburg 300 New York Ave Ogdensburg, NY 13669.

Online condolences may be made at www.LaRuePitcher.com.


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Im sending Love and prayers to all of you. I will forever remember all the wonderful times at camp . My love for the river started when I was a little girl because of George and all of you. I am sure there was a party in heaven with George , Jack ,Elmer and May !! Love always - Crissy and family <3

Cris Rishe Jul 7 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Griffith

JOHN E. OAKES Jun 28 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Griffith

Vicky and Barry Skipka Jun 27 2017 12:00 AM

MY GOD BLESS YOU GEORGE YOU HAVE A GREAT FRIEND FOR ALL THESE YEARS GOD WELCOME YOU INTO HIS HOME. GEORGE RIP MY OLE BUDDY AND REMEMBER I WILL ALLWAYS REMEMBER YOU

Mike Denoncourt Jun 27 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Griffith

Kristine and Jeffrey Hooper Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Lillian and family: Jim and I are saddened to hear of the passing of George. We have so many wonderful memories of time spent with both of you over the years. His sense of humor and love of family will always be remembered.

Jim & Connie Ott Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

Lillian and family we are so sorry to hear of George's passing. He was a great man and loved to see him when were going to workout at Hepburn Hospital gym. He could always make you laugh. May he rest in peace!!

Tony and Janet Sweeney Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of George Griffith

Renee Huckle Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss I'm sure going to miss George my condolences to Lillian Robin and Roxanne and the rest of the family love u all I'm not going to hear George tell me that he is divorcing me just loved him

Renee Huckle Jun 26 2017 12:00 AM

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