Mel Griffin passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on September 24, 2017. He was 65. Born in Chattanooga, TN., Mel lived most of his life in Kearny. Visiting is Thursday from 5 until 9 p.m. in the Armitage Wiggins Funeral Home 596 Belgrove Drive, Kearny. Service Friday 10 a.m. in the funeral home and entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Mel owned and operated Griffin Dry Wall Company. He loved life and had a great sense of humor. He was a star athlete in high school, earning MVP in the 1969 Football rivalry between Kearny and Nutley. He was recently inducted into the KHS Athletic Hall of Fame. Mel was the Founder and President of The North Midland Ave Garage Social Association which relocated to Moonshine Motors.
Son of the late John and Elizabeth Griffin, he is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Susan (nee Yager). Beloved father of Kelly Sullivan (Scotty), Kate Griffin (James Savakis), Kimberly Griffin and Kyle Griffin and brother of John and Barbara Griffin, Patricia Klimek and Marie Faulkner he is also survived by his cherished grandson Shawn along with many loving nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers kindly consider a donation to The Kearny High School Booster Club.