- Donald E. Griffin, 85, passed away quietly April 13, 2019, at the
Sunrise Nursing Home, Columbia, MD. He was the son of the late
Kelly Griffin and Lucille Brink. Don was a graduate of R-C-S High
School and was an Army Veteran serving during the Korean War.
Before retirement Don had worked 39 years as a computer programmer,
first at General Electric in Schenectady then at New York State
Department of Criminal Justice. He was a member of the Ravena
Grange, the Ravena Coeymans Historical Society and former Town
Councilman in the Town of Coeymans and a member of the Democrat
Party. Don coached Little League and Babe Ruth baseball for over 15
years in Ravena. He enjoyed traveling with his wife Ruth, skiing,
playing golf and thoroughly enjoyed bowling with his wife and
friends at the Ravena Lanes.
Survivors include his loving children; Curtis (Carolyn) of NC, Terri
Griffin of Albany, Douglas (Kathy) of MD and Kyle of Albany;
grandson, Glenn Griffin; and brother Keith Pebler. Don was
predeceased by his wife, Ruth Mary Slater Griffin and brother, Reid
Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on
Thursday, April 18th from 5 to 7 PM. Funeral services will be held
10 AM on Friday April 19th at the funeral home. Contributions in
memory of Don may be made to the
American Red Cross, 33 Everett Road, Albany, NY 12208 or the
Ravena Coeymans Historical Society, 15 Mt. Road, Ravena, NY 12143.