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Painesville Location

1000 Mentor Avenue Painesville, Ohio 44077

Willoughby Location

38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

Mentor Location

6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060


Christopher Roth Griffin Jr.

11/11/1997 — 02/22/2022

Christopher Roth Griffin Jr., age 24 of Willoughby Hills, passed away suddenly on February 22nd, 2022 at home due to his severe asthma he has been battling since his childhood. He grew up in Willoughby and graduated from South High School.

“Chris had a hectic childhood; mostly because he loved to make things hectic. The middle child, he was always sparking mischief. A true night owl, he would stay up for late nights with his brother and sister, and then with his friends as he grew older. The night came alive when Chris awoke.

He came out at night because Chris was a light. When he would walk into a room, his purpose was to make everyone laugh. When you saw him during the day, he loved great food, music, jokes, sports (especially basketball), collecting memorabilia, and just to talk, and talk, and talk… Chris’s opinion was always voiced. And he would talk to you for hours about his philosophies, your life choices, and the universe.

Most importantly, Chris is loved and gave nothing but love. He always made sure the last thing you heard from him when leaving or hanging up was “I love you”. I’m sure “I love you” were still his last words. He is gone too soon, but his memory and love will never fade. “

Chris was the loving son of Eva Marie Freeman and Christopher (Jennifer) Roth Griffin Sr.; beloved brother of Amber Freeman, Ashley Marie Freeman, Chaz Seth Griffin and Chyra Griffin; dearest uncle of Evette Wilder, Eliana Bowden and Chaz Griffin Jr.; grandson of the late James and Faye Freeman, and Deborah and Henry Roth Griffin; nephew to the late Brian Morris, James Ciulla, Cynthia Blake, Rodrick Blake and Kathy Nesbitt; cousin of the late Holly Green; cherished nephew and cousin to many.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 PM Monday, February 28th, 2022 at The Abbey, 38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby. A Celebration of Life Service will follow at 7:00 PM at The Abbey on Monday. Burial at Willoughby Memorial Gardens Cemetery at a later date.

Donation can be made at https://gofund.me/dcbc7e3d

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal of Jeff Monreal Funeral Home.

Christopher Roth Griffin Jr. posing for a photo out in public wearing a blue checkered dress shirt


February 28, 2022


4:00 – 7:00 PM


The Abbey

38011 Euclid Ave., Willoughby