SALEM, Ohio – James T. Griffiths, 80, of Salem, Ohio, passed away at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16, 2017, at the Center for Rehabilitation at Hampton Woods in Poland.
He was born April 4, 1937, in Youngstown, the son of the late John and Anna (Bode) Griffiths.
Jim worked for General Motors in Lordstown for 35 years and retired as a machine repairman.
He was Methodist by faith, a member of the New Lisbon Lodge #65 F & AM, the New Lisbon Chapter #44, Salem Council #92, East Liverpool Commandery and the Salem Eagles.
Jim was an avid reader, bicyclist and enjoyed his family and many hobbies and interests.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly J. (Brooks) Griffiths, whom he married December 1, 1958; a son, Kevin (Melissa) of Salem; a daughter, Cheryl (Dallas) Rozeski of Columbiana; a brother, William “Bill” (Ann) Griffiths of Ellsworth; five grandchildren, Brandi Wilson, Brooke Schumacher, Brynn Rozeski, Eric Corfee, Ashley Corfee and eight great-grandchildren, Brenyn Wilson, Bristol Schumacher, Bryce Schumacher, Alexia, Olivia and Breanna.
A sister, Elizabeth Lier preceded him in death.
A Memorial Service for family and friends will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at the Stark Memorial Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Marino officiating.
Calling Hours will be held Wednesday, June 21, 2017, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.
A Masonic service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Condolences may be sent online at www.starkmemorial.com.
A television tribute will air Monday, June 19 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.