Dr. Robert E. Griffin, Jr., age 68, a resident of Colorado Springs since 1979, passed away on Monday, June 18, 2012 at a local hospital. He was an endodontist, loving husband, father, brother, and grandfather.
Robert Edmund Griffin, Jr., was born on August 17, 1943 in Butte, Montana to the late Dr. Robert E. and Betty (Shaffer) Griffin. He graduated from Sheldon High School in Sheldon Iowa in 1961 and graduated from dental school in Iowa City. He then entered the United States Army, served in Vietnam, and later received his Masters from George Washington University in Washington D.C. In late 1979, he resigned from the Army as a Lieutenant Colonel to enter private practice as an endodontist.
He is survived by his loving wife: Patricia; and his children: Michael Griffin of Castle Rock, Colorado; Brian Griffin of Windsor, Colorado; and Patricia’s children: Brian Griffin of Colorado Springs; Samantha Drummond of Colorado Springs; and Michael (wife, Kelly) Drummond of Colorado Springs. Bob has four sisters: Mary Lipsett of Rochester, Indiana; Patricia (husband, Larry) Murphy of Ankeny, Iowa; Sheila (husband, Greg) Benedict of Alexandria, Minnesota; and Connie (husband, Dick) Mataloni of Sibley, Iowa.
Bob has four wonderful grandchildren: Blair, Cole, Courtney, and Devon.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 2012 at the Shrine of Remembrance “America the Beautiful” Chapel. Cremation is planned and private interment will take place at Evergreen Cemetery.
Bob will be best remembered for his sense of humor, his kindness, and generosity.
Memorials in his name may be made to the American Lung Association, 5600 Greenwood Plaza Boulevard, Suite 100, Greenwood Village, Colorado 80111-2316.
He will be dearly missed.