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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. posing for a photo out in public wearing a blue checkered dress shirt

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.

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12 Replies to “Christopher Roth Griffin Jr.”

  1. I’m so deeply saddened by Chris’s passing. May he be at peace with the lord amen


  2. Chris was more than just a friend to many, he was a brother. He was so loyal to everyone. He would always be there when you need him. He was such a caring person. Whenever anyone was sad he would do whatever he can to cheer them up. He was the best buddy anyone could ask for. He will always be in our hearts.


  3. Im so sorry to see such a light taken out of this dark world. The laughs and conversations, the time we spent together will always be cherished. Rest in peace buddy.


  4. i only met chris a few times but a spunky wonderful person whom loved his family very much we had a wonderful time trapped in a stairwell once only a few ppl will understand that one (lol) never the less i send my prayers to the family and for all reading our loved one may leave us in body but our memories are always with us close your eyes and visit them often they are always there lots of love ,john


  5. RIP Chris, we loved you, but God loved you best!! You’ll truly be missed.❤️

    Jackie Wilson aka Grandma Wilson


  6. I am so sorry to hear of his passing! May he rest in peace


  7. You broke my heart dude even though we haven’t spoken in soooo long I always had love for you, I’ll never forget that summer we all spent together getting lit and acting the fool enjoying being young. You were the best person to have known always helped a soul in trouble. Best part about you was you were always laughing and smiling cracking jokes, I miss you dearly friend and I wish we could’ve hung out one last time. We just never know when someone’s time is up. I’m sorry I wasn’t around no more and I regret not able to tell you how your friendship got me through some dark times. You kept me up and distracted always told me I got this shit, Love you Chris rest easy kid.


  8. Chris was a happy friend to many people. He was a great kid in school.


  9. Carmelita Lanier February 28, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    My heartfelt condolences go out to the Griffin family. May your fond memories of him provide you comfort at this difficult time.


  10. He wasnt just a friend. He was a brother. A person that was 10 toes in the dirt for whoever was close to him. The most loyal friend you could possibly know. Never a dull moment with chris. He was filled with much love for everyone. He would always end the call with “be safe, much love.” Because he cared for you and only wanted to see everyone happy. He talked the talk while walking the walk. He stood by his words and stood there even stronger by his family and friends. He would never let anyone down themselves. He was truly one of the brightest lights in this dark world. Not a day will go by that i wont miss you bro. Fly high Chris. The most love to you bro. I gonna miss my brother so much… RIP


  11. Nancy Halliburton March 2, 2022 at 1:37 am

    I’am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless.


  12. D'Metri W. Bailey March 3, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    My deepest condolences to the Griffin family.


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