In Memory

Michael Griffin

Mike is survived by his parents George and Sybil of Garrett Park, wife Sheri, and children Kaitlyn, Allison, James, and David. Another son, Kenneth Eugene, predeceased him. He died on May 1. This is a picture of him at the Garrett Park Pool circa 1964.

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03/31/09 11:40 AM #1    

Sally Newman

I didn't know Mike Griffin too well, but we went to GPES together and his mother and mine were both involved with the Garrett Park Town Council. I remember him as a nice guy, though. For me, Mike was a summer kid -- for some reason, my memories of him are from the Garrett Park swimming pool. He was a team member and, like me, spent his life at the pool in the summer.

04/01/09 06:57 PM #2    

John William (Bill) Bowling

I spent a lot of time with Mike at Garrett Park Swimming Pool during the summers. I still have some of the ribbons and other memorabilia in a scrap book I've saved for my kids. I knew his mom and dad as they used to officiate with my parents at the swim meets. I also knew his brother (Howard) and sister (Sally). I'm shocked and saddened to hear he's gone.
Bill Bowling

05/11/09 09:31 AM #3    

Walter Asmuth

Michael Griffin
On Sunday, May 1, 2005, Michael Griffin of
Olney passed away from cancer. Mike was the
son of George and the late Sibyl Griffin and
grew up in Garrett Park. He swam for the Garrett
Park Swim Team and was on both the swim
and diving teams at Walter Johnson High School.
Graduating from Montgomery College with an
AA in Architectural Arts and the University of
Maryland with his bachelor’s degree in education,
Mike became a school teacher and taught
most recently at Francis Scott Key Middle School.
He was also a cub scout while growing up here,
which led him to become a scout leader as an
adult. He enjoyed all aspects of woodworking and
was also a stained glass hobbyist. Mike leaves
behind his wife Sheryl Martin Griffin and their
twin daughters Kaitlyn Marie and Allison MacKenzie.
He also leaves behind sons James George
and David Russell along with his father George,
brother Howard, and sister Sally Griffin.

Garrett Bugle Internet Edition. Volume 52 - June 2005, No. 6

08/05/09 09:02 AM #4    

Gilbert Davis

I wasn't the most popular of kids growing up, but Mike was one of those guys that made it easier. We used to call him "Tank". He would eat almost anything, and especially if it was covered in mustard. So sad to know he lost the battle with cancer. Also sad that we lived in the same city, and I didn't know until today.

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