Obituaries: Philip Ralph Griffin, Sr.

Philip Ralph Griffin, Sr.

Philip Ralph Griffin, Sr.

Philip Ralph Griffin, Sr., age 80 of Landenberg, PA, died Monday May 2, 2016 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was the husband of Shirley F. Wooten Griffin, with whom he shared 60 years of marriage.

Born in Landenberg, he was a son of the late Joseph Harry and the late Violet Elizabeth (Simmers) Griffin. 

Ralph was a Mill Worker at NVF company, retiring after 47 years of service.

He was a fine carpenter, a perfectionist, could build or fix anything, and built the home he lived in his entire life.  He also enjoyed working on cars, fishing, camping and traveling. In the 60s he was a volunteer fireman for Kennett Fire Company.  

Survivors include in addition to his wife, one son, Philip Jr and his wife Diane of Croydon, PA; one daughter, Dawn Darlene Hill and her husband David of Landenberg; two sisters, Leona Mayfield of Dagsboro, DE and Nellie Sluder of Wilmington, DE and fine grandchildren, David Hill Jr, Philip III and his wife Karston, Theresa Griffin, Christine Griffin and Joseph Griffin.  He was predeceased by 14 brothers and sisters.

You are invited to visit with Ralph’s family and friends from 6-8PM Thursday May 5, and 10-11AM Friday May 6, at Kuzo & Grieco Funeral Home Inc. (610-444-4116) 250 W. State St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.  A funeral ceremony celebrating his life will follow at 11AM. Interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery, Kennett Square.  Contributions in his memory may be made to Kennett Area Senior Center, 427 S. Walnut St. Kennett Square, PA 19348.  To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit

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