RAVENA – Reid E. Griffin, 79, passed away Tuesday, August
10, 2010. Reid was born in Albany, had lived in Westerlo and
Ravena. Reid graduated from Berne Knox High School in 1947, and
joined the Army in 1951. He was in the 11th Airborne Division during
the Korean War until 1954. Reid worked many years as an appliance
repairman, electrician, worked and retired from Conrail in 1996. He
was a member of the Ravena Grange, enjoyed bowling, was an avid
tinkerer, inventor and “collector”.
Reid was predeceased by his wife, Naomi “Pidge” Griffin, and
parents, Irving “Kelly” Griffin, and Lucille Stott Brink.
Survivors include his children, Brent Griffin, Jill (Kim Lucey)
Griffin, Kelly (Ron) Racey, and Tracey (David) Hurst; step mother,
Iva Griffin; brothers, Donnie (Ruth) Griffin, and Keith Pebler;
and grandchildren, Sophie, Griffin, Shane, Alexander, and Thomas.
Funeral Services will be held 11 AM Tuesday, August 17th at the
Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Burial will follow in Chestnut Lawn
Cemetery, New Baltimore. Friends may call at the funeral home on
Monday from 4 to7 PM. Contributions in memory of Reid may be made
to the Ravena Grange, 1363 SR 143, Coeymans Hollow, NY 12046.