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“Janette and family, We are so sorry for your loss. Tim was a fine man. He knew the way to our house too ...many appliances had a longer life span due...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Jerry and Terri Britton - NY

“To Tim's family. We loved your dad/husband. He was our repair man and friend. We had many nice talks about family and I know he loved you all so...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Cathy Doolittle - Boonville, NY

“The world lost another good man. I am so very sorry for your loss. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Gale - Boonville, NY

“I am so sorry to hear of Tim's passing he was a honorable man that will be missed. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: DONNA CZAJKA - boonville, NY

“Patty I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. My parents were great friends of Tim and Scotts Parents. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Stephanie (Dubinsky) Newman - NY

“Don, so sorry for your loss ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Jim Zike - rome, NY

“to colleen backer an family-so very sorry for the loss of your dad my thoughts an prayers are with u ”
7 of 17 | Posted by: karen yousey - boonville, NY

“Mr Tim fixed my washing machine so many times they had a personal relationship. He helped it last many years beyond its normal life span. I was sad...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Peanut - Boonville, NY

“I was so sorry to hear of Tim's passing .My thoughts and prayers go out to Pat and her family ”
9 of 17 | Posted by: ada mooney-reese - whitesboro, NY

“No words could ever be enough, but I offer my heart and hand. My thoughts are with you all and God Bless. All my love. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Shelley Cota - Clayville, NY

“Sorry to hear of Tim's passing. My condolences to Patty and their families. ”
11 of 17 | Posted by: Linda Seymour Glover - Utica, NY

“I was very saddened to read of Tim's passing in todays paper. He was a valued customer of ours at Jacoby Appliance Parts for many years, but more...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Rick Dinerstein - New Hartford, NY

“We are so very, very sorry to hear of Tim's passing. Mike and I welcomed him into our home regularly to utilize his services as an expert repairman...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Denise Kramer - Boonville, NY

“Tim, you will be truly missed. You could always be counted on for a hand and the truth. I always enjoyed reminiscing when ever we had a minute. Rest...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Ken Ferris - Boonville, NY

“Tim was one of two of my best friends. We have been friends since high school for 50 years meeting on Saturday mornings for coffee and shooting the...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Thomas Bandych - Boonville, NY

“I am very sorry to hear about Tim's passing. I enjoyed working with him as a parent of students in our school, and he always treated me fairly and...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Richard Wheeler - Salem, NY, NY

“Colleen and Family, I am very sorry to hear about your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathies, Nicole Cocomazzi ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Nicole Cocomazzi - Utica, NY


Timothy M. Griffin, 66, of State Rt. 12, husband of Patricia L, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2013, at the Syracuse Veteran's Administration Medical Center, after a brief illness. Tim was born in Utica, on September 21, 1946, a son of Donald and Betty McKelvey Griffin. He grew up in Utica, later moving to Boonville, with his family, where he graduated from Boonville Central School, with the Class of 1965, before he attended a dental technology trade school in Milwaukee, WI. From January, 1967, until his honorable discharge, in 1970, Mr. Griffin served his country in Viet Nam, during the Viet Nam War. On October 31, 1970, Timothy was united in marriage with Patricia L. Van Luven, at the Boonville United Methodist Church. After their marriage the couple lived in New Hartford, before moving to Ford St. in Boonville, where they lived until relocating to their present home in the later 1980's. For several years, he was employed for Utica Dental Lab; in 1984, Mr. Griffin established Boonville Appliance Repair Center, which he operated for many years until becoming disabled. Tim was a good and honest man, who greatly and sincerely cherished his many customers. If Tim could not fix an electrical appliance, "it simply could not be fixed." He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, repairing guns and working on his Corvette. He was a member of Charles J. Love Post American Legion # 406, Harland J. Hennessey Post VFW, both of Boonville. In addition to his wife, Patricia, he is survived by one daughter, Colleen M. (Michael T.) Backer, one son, Donald K. (Robin) Griffin, all of Boonville and seven grandchildren, Lucas, Nicholas, Audrianna, Dustin, Jalessa, Jacob and Gabriel, and one great grandson Aiden. At the present time, Tim was joyfully anticipating the birth of his second great grandchild. Also surviving is one sister, Janette M. Croniser, Boonville; and one brother, Scott (Amy) Griffin, Alder Creek; an uncle, Kenneth Griffin, Frankfort, and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his best friend in the world, his canine friend Gretchen. His Funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Boonville Cemetery, with Military Rites conferred by Charles J. Love American Legion Post, Harland J. Hennessey Post V.F.W. and the Tun Tavern Marine Corps League, all of Boonville. Calling hours are Friday 4-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Erwin Library 104 Schuyler St. Boonville, NY 13309, or to the Disabled American Veterans, ATTN: Gift Processing PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301.

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