Palestine man to mark 100th

Jim Griffith

EAST PALESTINE — James (Jim) A. Griffith of East Palestine will celebrate his 100th birthday Jan. 21 with a family gathering and card shower.

Born Jan. 21, 1918 in Canonsburg, Pa., he is a son of the late Alfred and Ina Griffith.

Jim was married to Mary (Robson) Griffith for 56 years until her death in 1998.

He ran a plumbing and heating business in East Palestine well into his 80s. He also was an avid fisherman, fishing in local lakes and Lake Erie along with lakes in Canada and Florida.

There are two children, Gwenna (Donald) Davidson of Valley Forge, Pa., and Timothy Griffith of East Palestine; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Cards may be sent to Beeghly Oaks Center, 6505 Market Street, Room 1426, Boardman, OH 44512.

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