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Robert L. Griswold

Robert L. Griswold, 91, of Ogdensburg, died on April 23, 2014, at St. Joseph's Nursing Home. There will be no services. He is survived by his wife Ruth (Barton), sons, Robert G. and his wife Avril Griswold of Norwood, James D. Griswold and his companion Marcia Britton, of Rensselear Falls and Laramie, Wyoming, a daughter Rhonda J. Griswold of Leland, North Carolina, step daughter, Suzanne J. and her husband Alan Todd of Ogdensburg, stepson Charles A. Jenner, grandchildren, Nichole Costa of Colorado, Eric and his wife Lorry Griswold of Fort Collins, Colorado, great grandchildren, Thomas Griswold and Eric Griswold Jr., one niece and one nephew. He was predeceased by a brother Dean Griswold. Bob was born in Corning, New York, on June 8, 1922, the son of Percy and Naomi Lilly Griswold. He was in the Army during WWII and was stationed in the South Pacific. He received a Bachelor's Degree from Oswego State and a Masters Degree from St. Lawrence University. He married Ruth Barton Jenner in 1957 in Ogdensburg. Bobwas an industrial arts teacher for the Ogdensburg City School District from 1947 - 1977, until his retirement. He enjoyed woodworking (making custom furniture), fishing, hunting and traveling. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley.

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Your right Bob

William Daugherty May 2 2014 12:00 AM

Dear Ruth & Family, It has been a long time since I saw my shop teacher Mr. Griswold. I was in his wood, metal and mechanical drawing & print shop classes. I will never forget the special time he took to help me with my studies. I respected him very much. I just wish I could have spoken with him after I grew up. I haven’t seen him since I graduated in 1968. I moved to NJ and now Florida. Will never forget him always calling me by my last name
“Daugherty” so sorry to hear of his passing.

William Daugherty May 2 2014 12:00 AM

Best teacher in the world !

Your right Bob

Robert W Pratt Apr 30 2014 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your husband’s passing. My sisters and I send you our sympathy and love. We are glad you had all those years with each other. Charlotte still remembers the party her class gave you upon the news of the marriage. Will be contacting you in awhile.

Mary Ellen Bracy Talarico Apr 28 2014 12:00 AM

sorry to hear of Mr Griswolds passing i had him for a shop teacher when i was in high school he was a very talented man and i learned alot from him thoughts and prayers to the family

tim durand Apr 27 2014 12:00 AM

I am sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. He used to run the “Outdoor” club at OFA back when he taught shop there and he taught us all a few tricks about hunting and fishing during those years. I remember a more recent time about 15 years ago when he let me accompany him on a wild turkey scouting trip. He was both a good and knowledgable man whose presence I shall miss

Peter Zabriskie Apr 27 2014 12:00 AM

Hello Ruth and family. You may recall me. I lived on the other end of the Moreland Rd on Rt 812. When I lived there from 2005-2011 I walked nearly daily in good weather up and down your road. I became acquainted with Robert at that time. I enjoyed his flower garden and our little chats. At that time my last name was Fairbairn. I retired in 2012 from Claxton-Hepburn, moved out of the area and married. I miss my walks on your road. Marti Blount

Marti Hooper Fairbairn Blount Apr 27 2014 12:00 AM

Ruth and Suzanne and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. He will be greatly missed.

Thank you.

Judy Brown Apr 26 2014 12:00 AM

Thank you.

Ruth & Suzanne Apr 26 2014 12:00 AM

dear Ruth and family, we were sorry to hear of Bob’s passing. Mike will miss their discussions on wood and tools and his friendship. our prayers and thoughts are with you. mike and betty marino

mike and betty marino Apr 25 2014 12:00 AM

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