Richard L. Griffin, 78


Richard L. Griffin, 78, of Fenwick Island, Del., passed away Tuesday, June 10, 2008, at Coastal Hospice at the Lake, Salisbury, Md. He retired in 1988 after 33 years with Prudential Financial Group. He was a member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Ocean City, Md., and was a member of the Elks Lodge #817 in Salisbury. He enjoyed boating, especially on the Chesapeake Bay, and traveling with his wife. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, who were his pride and joy.
Griffin was preceded in death by his mother and step-father, Margaret Dorn Radford and William Radford. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Jeanette Magee Griffin; three children, James L. Gray and his wife, Shelley, of Mystic, Conn., Stephanie J. Reid and her husband, Jim, of Woodbine, Md. and Janine L. Gosebrink and her husband, John, of Shiloh, Ill.; 11 grandchildren, Erin, Chip, Tyler, Sarah, Jamie, Kimo, Laura, Grace, Collin, Heather and Erick; and a great-granddaughter, Kayla.
A Mass of Christian Burial was scheduled for Saturday, June 14, 2008, with interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Dagsboro, Del. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations in his memory to the Bethany Beach Vol. Fire Co., P.O. Box 142, Bethany Beach, DE 19930; or the Millville Vol. Fire Co., P.O. Box 64, Millville, DE, 19970.