December 10, 1933 - January 17, 2015
Mr. Ruby Dell Griffin, 81, of Passaic was one of four children born to the late Bertha Lankford and Robert Griffin in South Hampton County, Virginia on December 10, 1933. He departed this life on January 17, 2015 at St. Joseph's hospital in Paterson, NJ. He is predeceased by his wife Amanda Griffin, Brenda Hines,brothers Wallace Griffin and Arthur Lankford, daughters Jacquline Lawrence and Ruby Hines, son-in-law Chales Dye Jr, brother-in-law William Johnson and grandson Wallace Griffin. Mr. Griffin grew up in Norfolk, VA and went to Norfolk public schools before moving to Passaic, NJ in the early 60's. Mr. Griffin was a hard wroking man that provided for his family. He worked at Globe Products in Clifton, NJ and Drico in Wallington, NJ for many years before retiring. He loved spending time with his family, taking road trips to VA, Englishtown to visit the race tracks, Garett Mountain, Drive in movies, bowling, pool, horse shoes, fishing and chewing his tobacco... you name it, "Popeye" did it with his children as well as the neighborhood kids. He was like a father to many! His favorite quotes and sayings were "Lil One", "You see this here bone", Whatever Fella" and many more we can not say. He leaves to cherish his loving memory his daughters Bertha Dye of Cliffside Park, NJ, Gwendolyn Griffin, Crashell Jackson of Passaic, NJ, Lorraine Johansky of Garfield, NJ and Jennifer Johansky of Paterson, NJ, sons Deacon Robert Griffin Sr., Wallace Griffin, Antonio Hines, Jason Hines, all of Passaic, NJ, Michael Hines of Lodi, NJ,. Shawn Hines of Paterson, NJ and Eric Hines of Garfield, NJ, only sister Inez Skinner of Norfolk, VA, sister-in-law Dorothy Lankford of Passaic, NJ, son-in-laws Dwight Jackson of Passaic, NJ and William McNeill of Cliffside Park, NJ, daughters-in-law Joyce Hines of Lodi, NJ and Tomya Hines, special friend Debra Johansky of Newark, NJ, 42 grandchildren, 20 great grands, 2 special nieces Tammy Lankford and Deatrice Ricks and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruby Dell "Popeye" Griffin, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Mr. Ruby Dell Griffin, 81, of Passaic was one of four children born to the late Bertha Lankford and Robert Griffin in South Hampton County, Virginia on December 10, 1933. He departed this life on January 17, 2015 at St. Joseph's hospital in... View Obituary & Service Information
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