Goshen News, Goshen, IN

June 21, 2013

Laurence C. ‘Larry’ Griffith

Oct. 5, 1918-June 20, 2013

SYRACUSE — Laurence C. “Larry” Griffith, 94, passed away peacefully Thursday at his residence.

He was born Oct. 5, 1918 in Fort Wayne, to Lauren and Theresa (O’Neil) Griffith.

On Oct. 25, 1947, he married Rosemary C. Schirmeyer, who preceded him in death in 2011.

In 1946, he moved from Fort Wayne to Lake Wawasee and owned and operated Griffith’s Wawasee Marina until his retirement. He was a member of the St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church as well as the Knights of Columbus in Syracuse.

He was a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army and was a member of the Syracuse American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  Larry loved playing golf and boating on the lake.

He is survived by his two daughters, Lisa (Dan) Mikolajczak, Syracuse, and Andrea (Mark) Stinson of Anderson; two sons, Terry (Karen) Griffith and Dan (Richele) Griffith, both of Syracuse; three grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Hannum; two brothers, Donald (Kate) Griffith and James Griffith; and a sister-in-law, Doris Griffith.

He was preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Eastlund Funeral Home, Syracuse.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Tuesday at 11 a.m. at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Syracuse, with one hour of visitation at the church prior to the service.

Private family interment with full military honors will follow at McClintic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation or the WACF.

Online condolences may be shared at eastlundfuneralhome.com.