Michael C. Griffis

Michael C. Griffis,74, of Tempe, AZ. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Nov. 15, 2013.

Michael was born in Dunkirk, N.Y. in 1939 and graduated from Dunkirk High in 1957.

He moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1970 for better job opportunities. He was an Admissions Rep. for over 30 years and considered among “The Best of the Best” in his field. In addition, he was well known to family and friends for his special Christmas poems he would write each year.

Griffis is survived by his devoted wife of 35 years; Glenn Ann Griffis; sisters; Lydia (Mike) Seifert, Peggy Kleparek and Louise (Terry)Fraizer sons; Peter (Elise) Griffs, and Tim Morgan daughters; Suzanne (Jim) Niemann and Tambra (Gil) Lopez, grand-children; Gabriel, Courtney, Dominic, Annsley, Kiani, Myori, Annie, and Ashley, as well as many nephews and nieces.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Santa and Louis, younger brother Joseph, and nephew William Cybulski.

Services will be held on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 p.m. at Carr-Tenney Mortuary, 2621 S. Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or your favorite charity in his honor. Visit to leave Michael’s family online condolence messages.