Thomas Clinton Griffiths, 86 of Scranton died Monday evening at Mountain View Care Center in Moosic. He is survived by his beloved wife Dorothy Lee Pilosi Griffiths with whom he celebrated their 50 year anniversary on March 24th,2012.
Born in Scranton on March 12, 1926, son of the late Arja and Dorothy Greame Griffiths. Tom attended West Scranton High School and then enlisted in the United States Navy where he proudly served his country in World War 11 and the Korean conflict.
After his tour of duty, Tom was employed for 35 years at the job he loved at Bell Telephone Company, Scranton. He was also very active in the Telephone Pioneers of America where he held the presidency position. Tom loved to dance, bowl and golf, but spending time with his family and friends was what he loved most. Tom was a member and trustee at Jackson Street Baptist Church.
He is also survived by his daughter Lisa and granddaughter Kendall at home, son Tom, wife Kim, and grandchildren Thomas and Victoria, Dunmore and his oldest granddaughter Daina, Clarks Summit. Sister-in-law Joy Pilosi, Taylor, Brother-in-law Tom Pilosi and wife Barbara, Tayor, and Brother-in-law John Baptist, Moorehead City, NC as well as many much-loved nieces and nephews.
Tom was proceeded in death by his sister Dorothy Baptist, Moorehead City, NC .
His family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at Mountain View Care Center who gave him amazing care throughout his illness.
Friends and family may call Thursday, March 14 from 5pm to 8pm at Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash Street, Scranton.
Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Friday, March 15th at 10am. Service will be conducted by Rev. Kory Houser.
Interment with military honors will follow at Washburn Street Cemetery, Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Jackson Street Baptist Church 1206 Jackson St. Scranton, Pa. 18504
Please visit www.vanstonandjames.com for directions or to to leave an online condolence.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of Robert C. Jones, Funeral Director.