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William H. Griffith

February 7, 2021


William H. Griffith, “Bill” age 97, of Wilmington, DE passed away at Shipley Manor on Sunday, February 7, 2021. He is predeceased by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy F. Salacki Griffith.

Born in Wilmington, DE, then moving to Minquadale, DE, he was the son of the late William and Marguerite Griffith. William attended Minquadale Elementary, Willard Hall Jr. High, Wilmington Sr. High and earned an associate degree in business administration from Goldey Beacom College.

He was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church since 1949. His faith grounded his life and his love for family and friends was demonstrated by his loyalty to them in everyday life.

Bill worked a few years each at the PA RR office, Electric Hose and Rubber and Krueger Brewery. He worked at the Brandywine Raceway for 18 years, retiring from Hercules, Inc. as a senior buyer after 35 years.

William will be dearly missed by his daughter, Sister Jacqueline Griffith, SSJ; son, William Bruce Griffith; sisters, Phyllis Meli, Janet Davis; brothers, Galen Griffith (Dorothy), Donald Griffith (Sally); many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Doris Bonvetti and Marguerite Edwards.

Mass of Christian Burial and interment are private.

In his memory, donations may be sent to the Sisters of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, 9701 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19118; or to Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 3200 Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703.

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