Born Feb. 6, 1945 in Troy, N.Y., he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griffiths. He had lived in Aurora and Mantua before moving to Rootstown three years ago.
Mr. Griffiths was the general manager of the Sheraton City Center, Downtown Cleveland. He also owned and bred champion show dogs.
Survivors include his wife, Nyleen LaShier (Cummings); parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Griffiths of Plainfield, N.J.; brothers, Robert and Peter Griffiths; and sisters, Mary and Patricia Griffiths, Catherine Griffiths Baihler, Joan DePadua and Christine Goldstein.
Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Wood-Kortright Funeral Home, Ravenna Chapel, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday.