Joe Griffin passed away recently from complications related to non Hodgkin’s Lymphoma—a disease he ‘skirmished with’ since October 2002.
Joe was born on September 1, 1945, and was raised in northern Palm Beach County, Florida. He graduated from Cardinal Newman H.S., West Palm Beach, FL, in 1963. He earned a BS degree from Georgia Tech, an MBA from Florida State, and a JD from Florida State.
Joe served our country as a US Marine from 1966 to 1978. He was a F-4 ‘Phantom’ and F-8 ‘Crusader’ pilot in USMC fighter squadrons.
After his Marine Corps service, he was a commercial airline pilot for 27+ years. His last assignment was as a 767/757 International Captain for USAirways.
He was employed by the City of Sebastian, Florida for 12 years as Airport Director and City Manager. He was recently employed by the Town of Indian River Shores, Florida as its Town Manager.
Joe is survived by his Wife, Denise; daughters Lori Lee Reo (Christopher), Jodi Lynn Griffin, and Ashley Denise Caldwell (Ryan); Grandchildren Cameron Joseph Reo, Kinsley Denise Caldwell, and Grayson Blaine Caldwell.
At Joe’s request, no public service will be held.