USN CPO, Retired)
was in Concert Choir and Madrigals. He played tennis and worked for Western Union and the Progress Bulletin. Ed met Claudia A. Straus, wife of 57 years, in church.
Ed’s next career was with AT&T, which eventually moved him to Georgia. After his second retirement, he had a fun job of working at the Joshua and Family Christian Bookstores.
Ed was always part of a church no matter where the family was located. He loved music and sang in choirs and quartets, was a song leader, taught Sunday School and was a deacon.
Ed is preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Margaret Griffis, his siblings, Thomas, Jr, Margaret, Don, Carroll and William.
Ed is survived by his wife, Claudia, his children, Jim (Cherie), Debbie (Don Gunn) and Tim (Beda), his grandchildren, Justin, Haley, Lauren, Chelsea, Margaret and Alex, his sisters, Beth and Linda, sister-in-law’s, Shirley, Janice, Linda, Kay and Deborah, brother-in-law’s, Kenny, Steve and Ron and many nieces and nephews.
Ed was an active member of First Baptist Church Woodstock, where services to honor his life will be held. Family will receive friends at 9:00 AM, Thursday, May 19, 2022 with the service at 10:00 AM with Rev. Doug Metzger officiating. Interment will be at 12:30 PM at Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. Arrangements are handled by Poole Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Alzheimer’s Association or an organization of your choice.