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GriffithRDUNKIRK:  Richard J. Griffith, Sr., 78, of Ruggles Street, Dunkirk, formerly of Forestville, passed away Tuesday, March 19th, 2019, following a short illness, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA.  He was born in Silver Creek, on November 28, 1940, the son of the late Edward and Mary (Christopher) Griffith, Sr.

He worked as an Inside Salesman for the former Al-Tech Specialty Steel, Dunkirk, for 30 years.  Mr. Griffith was a member of the First Ward Falcons Club, Dunkirk Moose Lodge #89, Kosciuszko Club, Moniuszko Club and the Dom Polski Club, all of Dunkirk.  He was an avid Bills Fan.

Survivors include two daughters, Rhonda (Craig) LaCorata, of Ft. Mill, SC; Monica (John) Rehm, of Lake Wylie, SC; and a son, Richard J. (Elizabeth) Griffith, Jr., of Fredonia.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  Besides his parents he was predeceased by his stepfather Joseph Suski, his wife Frances S. (Waligora) Griffith and brother Edward Griffith, Jr.

Services will be private and at the convenience of family.

The family suggests memorials may be made to Forestville Fire Dept. Emergency & Rescue Squad, PO Box 299, Forestville, NY 14062.  Arrangements are by Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, Forestville.  To post condolences go to

2 Comments on Obituary Notice – Richard J. Griffith, Sr.

  1. David Hart says:

    My condolences to Richie G and his family

  2. So sorry to hear about your dad Griff. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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