We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Hennessey Funeral Home & Crematory
Carl F. Griffin born December 8, 1944, died May 25, 2022. A native of Pennsylvania, Carl attended school in Philadelphia, graduating from Penn State University with Bachelor’s and MBA degrees. He quickly found his business acumen and extroverted personality were well-suited with IBM, as he excelled into the national marketing division. He excelled as a premier salesman, setting records and receiving company-wide recognition in a career that took him to Cleveland, San Francisco and Denver. Colorado became the perfect environment for expanding Carl’s passion in the outdoors, becoming an avid fly fisherman throughout the West, Salmon in Alaska and Bonefish in the Caribbean. With equal zeal, he hunted birds and geese, his chocolate labs by his side. Life became complete when he met the love of his life, Dr. Christine Johnson in 1986, and married thereafter. Together they traveled the globe with adventures spanning Africa, New Zealand, Australia, Central & South America.
Retiring from IBM in 2005, Carl joined Denver Solutions Group. Then in 2010, opportunity knocked this time for Christine, whom he loyally supported in her education career which took her to Spokane, WA Using his abundant energy to make a difference in his new community, Carl gave countless hours to Inland Northwest Land Conservancy and served as chairman of he board of Daybreak Youth Services. The staff credits him for changing lives of thousands of young people. Preceded in death by mother, Irene Griffin, brother Captain Paul Griffin. He was a beloved husband, brother, uncle and great uncle. Survived by sister Penny Wells and her children Doug & his children (Carrie, LeAnne & Nolan) & Sue, and her children (Travis, Danielle, Mikey); and Paul’s children Matt (and his children, Roan, Renee & Rosalie; and Michelle’s children (Michael & Stephanie).
In remembrance, charitable contributions should be made to Daybreak Youth Services, 628 S Cowley St.
Spokane, WA 99202 or Inland Northwest Land Conservancy, 35 W Main, Suite 210, Spokane, WA 99201.
A celebration of life will be held Tuesday June 28, 2022 at 1:30pm this will be at St. Thomas More Parish 515 W St Thomas More Way, Spokane Washington
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