Tracy Alan Griffith

August 29, 1960June 3, 2018
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Tracy Alan Griffith, 57, of Lower Alsace Twp., passed away suddenly on Sunday, June 3, 2018. He was the fiancé of Heather Lynn Ortlip.

Born in Reading on August 29, 1960, Tracy was a son of the late Donald Paul and Betty Lou (Wentzel) Griffith. He was a 1979 graduate of Mount Penn High School.

Tracy was currently employed with Interstate Container as a maintenance electrician. Prior to that, he worked for ABBI Electric as an electrician for several years.

He was member of the United Steel Workers Union, the Stony Creek Athletic Association and the Lower Alsace Fire Co. Tracy was proud of his father’s service for our country and became a social member of the American Legion Post 246 in Betterton, MD, where the family had a vacation home.

In addition to his fiancé, Heather, Tracy is survived by a daughter, Rita McCoy; a sister, Donna L. (Griffith) Campoli and her husband, Albert; a brother, Michael P. Griffith; one niece; two nephews; his faithful dog, Archie; his loving cat, Trouble; and many friends here in Reading and friends in Betterton, MD.

Services for Tracy will be at 6pm on Saturday, June 9, 2018 in Auman’s Inc. Funeral Home, 390 W. Neversink Rd., Reading, PA 19606. A viewing will be in the funeral home on Saturday from 4 to 6pm.

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  • Donald Griffith, Father
  • Betty Lou Griffith, Mother
  • Rita Burkert, Daughter
  • Heather Ortlip, Fiance
  • Donna Campoli, Sister
  • Albert Campoli, Brother-in-law
  • Michael Griffith, Brother
  • Archie Griffith, Puppy
  • Trouble Griffith, Kitty
  • Also surviving are one niece and two nephews and many friends in Reading and in Betterton, MD.


  • Viewing Saturday, June 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 9, 2018

Tracy Alan Griffith

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Crystal Ritter

July 2, 2018

Gosh what a surprise seeing an obit for Tracy. I was just telling my girls about him. Tracy was surprised a smart girl like me was in his English class. He soon found out why when we were paired together to work on class work Mr Haag gave us to do. Tracy couldn't figure out how I couldn't get the English stuff and it came so easy for him. I may have been smart in some other classes but I stank in English. So glad he was my partner. RIP Tracy and may your family find comfort with your passing.

Teri Hummel

June 8, 2018

Eleanor Roosevelt once said: “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart”. Well Tracy you’ve stomped on our hearts many times! Tracy has been my husband Walt’s good friend since high school, his family became our family. There are sooo many great Memories with Tracy, Granny & Poppy. Tracy became our lifetime good friend, he really had a big heart, was always there if he was needed, I believe he loved my sons Walter and Ryan like his own. Tracy had a world of knowledge in his head, always said what he thought, and heaven forbid if you didn’t agree. Our family has had many; many great times with Tracy. An important family tradition, Christmas Eve get together at the Griffith’s. Tracy always had a drink in his hand and a smile. But, sometimes… anyway. Tracy will be missed by us tremendously. If there’s a Perfect Peaceful way to leave this earth, Tracy was the recipient. I’m thankful he didn’t suffer, but who knows what he really knew about his health, maybe he really did suffer? Heather we’re here for you. Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Tracy’s Family and Friends. Next time you go out Remember Tracy, do a shot in his Honor!
We all Love You Tracy,
Rest in Peace, we’ll all see you again.
Walt, Teri, Walter and Ryan Hummel

Donna and Harry Amole

June 7, 2018

So sorry to hear of Tracy’s passing!! Too young! My parents Walt and Iva were great friends with Chink and BettyLou therefore we knew Tracy well also! Sincerest sympathy to the family and Heather!

Lisa Seitz

June 6, 2018 deepest sympathies and condolences to you, your family and Tracy's family. So sorry to read this news.
As you know Heather, Tracy was my first love. What a character!! So many memories.... So happy he ended up with you Heather, for I know how much love your heart holds for people that are near and dear to you.
RIP Tracy
God Bless

Erika Haas

June 6, 2018

Sincerest sympathy from the staff of Auman Funeral Homes