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Obituary for Roger L. Griffith

Roger L. Griffith, 79, of Springville, passed away October 26, 2023 at Bertrand Chaffee Hospital surrounded by family.

He was born April 4, 1944 in Buffalo, the son of the late Richard and Marie (Rauch) Griffith.

He began his career at Kissing Bridge and Shamel Mill, and spent 31 years at National Fuel where he acquired the nickname of "Elf" that stuck for the rest of his life. After retiring, he went to U.R.S. and finished at Fox Construction.

He loved to be outdoors; fishing, hunting camping. He also loved spending time with his family and friends. He was mechanically inclined and able to work on pretty much anything, even revamping vehicles, campers, and the house, all while listening to country music. He recently found out how to use Google Search and spent hours looking up all kinds of things. He never stopped learning.

Roger is survived by his wife, Barbara (Barthel) Griffith of 60+ years, and their five children: David (late Carol Werner), Tricia (Dave) Klingensmith, Doug Griffith, Angela (Dave) McDonald, and Paula (Bill) Maloy; as well as 13 grandchildren, and many step and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister, Linda (late Dan) Sanchez.

There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family with burial to be held in Sibley Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the East Concord Community Church.