June 17, 1928 - June 22, 2021
Alwood “Al” Whittier Griffith, age 93, of Dublin, OH died peacefully at Friendship Village of Dublin on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Al was born in Delaware, OH on 6/17/1928, the eldest child of Bernard “BI” and Louise Griffith. A graduate of Upper Arlington High School, Al was a 1st Lieutenant in the Army Signal Corp and earned a BS in Civil Engineering from The Ohio State University. He was a devout Christian and married to Patricia Griffith (née Combs) for 62 years. Al was a civil engineer for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for 38 years. The highlight was establishing Ohio’s interstate highway system when the nation implemented the Eisenhower National System of Interstate and Defense Highways. He was an active Boy Scout and served as a Scout Master. He led several scout groups to Philmont Scout Ranch, led canoe expeditions, and led his scout troop to the 1953 National Jamboree, traveling by train from Ohio to California. He was honored for his Scout leadership with the Silver Beaver award. For 54 years he enjoyed working with Vaud-Villities as head of the stage crew on stage right. Al was a handy man and woodworker and built two sailboats that he and his family enjoyed sailing on Hoover Reservoir. Al is survived by his wife Patty, his sister Jean Preslan and brother David Griffith, his children Mary Lou, Paul, and Ted, their spouses George, Tauna, and Eileen, and his grandchildren Benjamin, Claire, and Megan. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 10 at 2:00 at Friendship Village of Dublin in the Muirfield Room. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Cancer Society. Please visit https://www.schoedinger.com/obituaries/Alwood-Griffith/ to share a memory or send condolences to Al’s family. The family wishes to express their appreciation to the staff of FVD and Capital City Hospice for their support and care during Al’s final days.
Alwood “Al” Whittier Griffith, age 93, of Dublin, OH died peacefully at Friendship Village of Dublin on Tuesday, June 22, 2021. Al was born in Delaware, OH on 6/17/1928, the eldest child of Bernard “BI” and Louise Griffith.... View Obituary & Service Information
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