William E. Griffith Jr.
Griffith, William E. Jr., 78, passed away on August 10, 2016 after a long battle with cancer. Bill grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and attended West Chester State Teachers College after graduating from Olney High School. He taught at Enfield Middle School in Springfield Township where he brought history to life for numerous students. He loved tinkering, fixing, and building things including his favorite place, a camp on Lake Maranacook in Maine. After 30 years of teaching, he retired and began a handy man business called “Man Around the House” putting those carpentry skills to work for a number of years. For the past 15 years, Bill and Virginia (nee Bihn), his beloved wife of 50 years have wintered in Florida, summered in Maine and traveled the world together. When he entered the hospice he told everyone that he had “no bucket list.” He was a devoted father to David W. (Patricia) Griffith, and Nancy J. (Lawrence) Bower and “Pop Pop” to 5 wonderful grandchildren. He will also be missed by his sister Caroline Griffith. He was preceded in death by three sisters Barbara Furst, Margaret Nelson, and Gwendolyn Griffith. Relatives and friends are invited to a Celebration of William’s life on Sunday September 18th Flourtown Country Club 150 McCloskey Rd., Flourtown, PA 19031. Where friends may greet the family from 2 – 3pm followed by a 3pm Sharing time. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers contributions in William’s name may be made to WISE Scholarship Fund, PO Box 3028, Springfield, MO 65808 or wisezambia.org.