Judd Evans Griffith, who lived an active and full life, died at his home in Sunrise, Florida on July 10, 2022, after a brief illness. Judd was born on December 10, 1951 in Salem, Ohio to the late Byron and Elane (Hiscox) Griffith. He grew up in Lisbon, Ohio for 18 years and excelled in little league baseball. A favorite family story was when he kicked off the winning game against the team his father was coaching.
Judd was an unsung hero, as noted in a local sports article for his role in the excellent David Anderson High School (Lisbon) Blue Devils basketball team that won division titles in 1970. He earned college letters in basketball and golf. After high school, Judd went on to college at Ashland College, graduating in 1974 and earning a postgraduate degree in psychology in 1975 from Kent State University. He used his skills as an Industrial Sales Engineer for his career in the Southeastern United States working for Deming Pumps, Flowserve and Pumping Systems, to name a few companies.
Judd is survived by his son, Joshua Griffith, Suwanee, Georgia, and daughter Jennifer (Griffith) Pintaluba, and son-in-law Federico Pintaluba, Coral Gables, Florida. A wonderful joy in Judd’s (Pee-Paw) life were two adorable grandchildren who looked forward to his Saturday visits. Judd also leaves behind his sister Stephanie Griffith, Pennsylvania.
Judd has remained athletic for the past few years in the Atlanta Lawn and Tennis Association (ALTA) league and in 2013 won a T2 Tennis All City Championship with his son, Josh. In 1984 he successfully ran the 4th of July Peachtree Road Race 10k. He also enjoyed biking the green trails in the Alpharetta, GA area, he enjoyed playing the guitar, and he had a passion for energy healing and had experience in Reiki.
One of Judd’s favorite holidays was Memorial Day. He loved watching his father, Byron, who fought as a Marine in World War II in the Battle of Bougainville and Guadalcanal at the American Legion Ceremony. To respect Judd’s wishes, his immediate family will hold a private ceremony, but family and friends can honor Judd in a tribute through the Van Orsdel Funeral Home page in Coral Gables, Florida. Judd managed type 1 diabetes for 47 years, so in lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory are welcome to the American Diabetes Association.