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Gary Griffin

Gary Thorborn Griffin

Sunday, April 30th, 1950 - Friday, December 21st, 2018
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Gary Thorborn Griffin, 68, of Tucson, passed away on December 21, 2018 of a heart attack. He was born on April 30, 1950 to Harry T. and Doris S. Griffin of Windsor, VA. He attended Calvary Tucson East Campus. He is survived by his loving wife Cyd, his brother Kirk, and sister Kay. Other survivors include his son and daughters and many, many grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father and mother. Among his many achievements Gary was CEO of Electrolux Corporation, North America. He was an avid and talented golfer, college football fan, and gym rat. Gary's true passion was for his relationships with his family, friends and Jesus!

"And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Romans 8:28
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Betty S Edwards

Posted at 01:25pm
My heartfelt-sympathy goes out to the family and friends of Gary. To you that don’t know me-I am a cousin of Gary’s. His mother was my Dad’s (Guy Sumrell) sister. We sort of grew up together along with the other Sumrell children of Aunt Dot’s brothers. I always looked up to Aunt Dot and Uncle Johnny. It’s like I remember my older sister saying when Uncle Johnny passed away-“she felt like the rock of the family had left.” I am sure that is how each of you are feeling now about Gary. He has left, but so important is your knowing his profession of Jesus Christ as his Lord & Savior. I do pray that your memories of your love-one will also help sustain you during this most difficult time of your lives. Most Sincerely, Betty S Edwards

Gary Forehand

Posted at 04:40pm
Just today, I had confirmed the news of the passing of my friend Gary. Though I am quite saddened by this, it brings me joy to know of his relationship with Jesus. Gary and I go back many years in our relationship, as we both started with Electrolux as teenagers during the truly good old days. We became especially close during our later years before retirement. My thoughts and prayers are with Cyd, Kirk and all of Gary's family. Rest in peace my ole friend until we meet again one day in heaven.

Chris & Gary Rollins

Posted at 01:40pm
"Gary Griffin" brought so many gifts to our life. We will never forget him.
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Posted at 12:44pm
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Tina Browning

Posted at 04:23am
I was deeply saddened to learn of Gary's passing. Working with Gary, I watched him take many young people under his wing and mentor them without them even knowing. It was a sight to see. If Gary saw potential in someone, he would mentor them and you had a friend. He impacted many lives around him. Gary helped me reach for my dreams. He helped me to believe in myself and my abilities. I am grateful for that. But most of all, Gary was my friend. We kept in touch over the years and I will miss talking with him. Cyd, you are in my prayers. Love you.

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