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Ronald "Pops" Griffin

Born: Sun., Oct. 7, 1956
Died: Sat., Mar. 16, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 22, 2019
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Oxford

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Mar. 23, 2019
Location: Ruffenach Funeral Home

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Ronald “Pops” Griffin, formerly of Oxford PA, passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Jennersville Regional Hospital from complications of diabetes. Born October 7, 1956, he was the son of the late Grace Mae Wilson Griffin Watters and Robert Lee Griffin. Raised in Lincoln University PA, Ron attended Oxford Area Schools, graduating in 1975. Ron had two goals in life: To be a tractor trailer driver and to be a fireman. He began working at Herr Foods during his Junior year of high school and later became a tractor trailer driver. Ron drove until his health required him to come off the road, then he worked in the plant until he retired after more than 35 years. In 1981 Pops joined Union Fire Company No. 1, Station 21 which became his #1 passion, and which he served for 38 years with the utmost dedication. Ron became a Lieutenant in the Fire Department and served as EMS Captain from 2003 to 2010. He was very proud of his accomplishments and served as an EMT for SCCMC for several years. In addition, Pops was a 20-year member of West Grove Fire Company. Not to miss an opportunity to serve, Pops was a board member for many years at Wakefield EMS-Station 88, Peach Bottom, and held the position of Board President from 2015 until his passing. He also served as an Engineer. Ron served with Boy Scout Troop 13 for 19 years and held the position of Scout Master for 15 years. Ron is survived by his children: Lisa Griffin and Yvonne Griffin, both of Lancaster PA, Kevin Griffin and wife Nicole of Coatesville PA, six grandchildren: Dianna, Anya, Ahmir, Keira, Maya, and Cameron; siblings: Lyanne Griffin of Vorhees NJ, Alice Tackett and husband William of Oxford PA, and their children Cristina of China, and Ryan of Oxford, and a brother, Richard Griffin of Glenmoore PA. He will be missed by a host of friends and family members. In lieu of flowers donations in his memory can be made to Union Fire Company No. 1 315 Market Street Oxford, PA 19363 or Boy Scouts of America Troop 13 c/o B&T Bank 24 S. Third Street Oxford, PA 19363.

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Lyanne Griffin
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
Proud to be Ronald sister he is resting with my mother Grace.

Michael L. Urbanik
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
It was a pleasure to run ambulance calls with Ron. ( Pops ) We had quite a crew, Brenda Slaugh, Pops and myself.
Ron, you will be missed and keep the rig running, I will join you for that heavenly run someday.

Rev. Gerald C. (Neil ) Uniacke, Jr.
   Posted Sun March 17, 2019
Ron has been a blessing to many, and I am personally touched the he stood strong as President of Wakefield Ambulance right until he went home to be with Jesus! What a testimony, which included the support and Love of his family through it all.

Heather A Chesnet
   Posted Mon March 18, 2019
Pops was Scoutmaster of Troop 13 when my son crossed-over. We were only with the Troop a short time before we moved, but Pops already made a place in our hearts. When my son had his Eagle Ceremony 7 years later, Pops was sure to attend. ♥ RIP Pops

Sally Charlton
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
Pops may you R.I.P you will be missed greatly! But knowing you are pain free and in a better place gives my heart comfort. Grace and peace to your family and friends through this difficult time.

Bill Kassel
   Posted Tue March 19, 2019
My troop (73 from Valley Forge) was down at camp the same week as Troop 13. Pops was one of the great person & a great Scoutmaster. I always looked forward to seeing him in camp. Rest in peace.

Helene Niessen
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
How nice to see the Troop 13 photos featuring Ron (Pops) Griffin. I knew him through UFC#1 Station 21 and as a long-ago good neighbor. You can’t find a better man to exemplify the scout oath or law. His sense of humor was invaluable and so appreciated by Tom and I as we parented such adventurous sons!

vera prigg
   Posted Fri March 22, 2019
Ron was a trooper! Sending condolences your way!

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