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Friday, January 12, 2018

Msgt. Duane M. Griswold, USAF Retired, 82, of 130 Shaner Ave., Bolivar, NY

Msgt. Duane M. Griswold

Msgt. Duane M. Griswold, USAF Retired, 82, of 130 Shaner Ave., Bolivar, NY,  passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the Jones Memorial Hospital Wellsville following a lengthy illness. 

US Air Force Veteran
Born April 10, 1935 in Bolivar, he was the son of Samuel and Irma Hinds Griswold. Duane married Paulette Guzzo on November 30, 1974 in Jacksonville, Arkansas, Mrs. Griswold survives. 

Duane was a graduate of Allentown Central School class of 1953. He was a twenty year retired veteran of the USAF serving from 1953-1973.

Following his retirement he was the Superintendent of Public Works for the Village of Richburg for ten years, served as the director of Allegany Co. Veteran Service office from 1989-1999, member and past commander of the Kenyon Andrus Post 772 American Legion, Bolivar, member of the Friendship American Legion Post, member and past master of Macedonia Lodge 258 F&AM, Bolivar, and served as District Deputy for two years, member of Royal Arch Lodge 280, Bolivar, member of the Coudersport Pa. Consistory. 

Surviving in addition to his wife are six children: Tina Griswold, Randall (Debbie) Griswold, Florida, Duane (Charlotte) Griswold, Sutter Creek, CA, Ron (Sharon) Griswold, Sacramento CA, Tracey (Dennis Morgan) Ellis, Cortland, NY, Anthony (Kristina) Ellis, Bolivar; sixteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren. Four Brothers: Phillip (Betty) Griswold, Gifford, Ill., Charles (Pauline) Griswold, Oakfield, NY, Isaac Griswold, Bolivar, David (Robin) Griswold, Bolivar. Five sisters: Arvilla (Emery) Gallup, Smethport, PA, Alice (Terry) Haxton, Bolivar, Shirley (Ralph) Osgood, Caledonia, NY, Mildred (Don) Tudor, Fla, Georgia Clairmont, South Carolina and Several nieces and nephews. 

Preceded in death by two brothers: Samuel Griswold Jr. and Timothy Griswold. 

Friends may call at the Schaffner Funeral Home Inc. Bolivar on Saturday from 4-7 P.M. 

Funeral services will be held from the funeral home on Sunday January 14, 2018 at 2P.M. Pastor Larry Allen of the Richburg First Day Baptist Church will officiate. Burial with full military honors will be in the Richburg Cemetery

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