August 24, 1932 – August 3, 2019
Donald Joseph Griffin, 86, of Scarsdale, NY, passed away on August 3, 2019.
Donald was married to Hilary Ferguson on September 5, 1970 in Heswall, England; they were married 48 years.
Donald is survived by wife Hilary, daughters Elizabeth Rooney (David) and Alexandra Fitzpatrick (Brendan) and granddaughters Riley, Madison, Ashley, Emma, Rosemarie, and Fionnuala. Donald is preceded in death by parents Gertrude and Thomas Griffin, brother Tommy Griffin and sister Rosemarie Hughes. Donald was born in the Bronx, NY on August 24, 1932. He worked as an HVAC engineer at the Bank of NY headquarters for many years. Donald was an avid reader and enjoyed travelling and spending time with his grandchildren. He is a Korean War Veteran.
The funeral service will be held at 10am on Thursday August 8th at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Scarsdale. Visitation will be held 5-8pm on Wednesday August 7th at Edwin L. Bennett Funeral Home, Scarsdale. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to The Gary Sinise Foundation. PO Box 368 · Woodland Hills, CA · 91365
- The Gary Sinise Foundation
- Visitation Wednesday, August 7, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, August 8, 2019
August 5, 2019
Don was a cherished Uncle. I will miss our phone conversations about books, tv and, of course, politics. He was always great company and had a curiosity and interest in life that never seemed to fade. He could talk endlessly and just thinking about that makes me smile. In fact, I can’t think of Don without smiling and that’s how I’ll remember him.
August 4, 2019
I have had the pleasure of having Donald as a patient for the better part of 15 years. I could tell you he was a pleasure for both Diane and myself. A walking guide through history in short story form inclusive of Yankees baseball. An amazing gentleman who Diane and I became very fond of unknowingly. We will miss him!! Heaven will never be the same.
Rest In Peace Donald.
Dr. Doug & Diane Eglauf