John A.' Jack’ Griffin Jr.

May 20, 1927 – Sept. 3, 2010

John A. "Jack" Griffin Jr., who founded Jack Griffin Ford in Waukesha 50 years ago, found eternal peace Friday, Sept. 3, 2010, at home at the age of 83.

He was the beloved husband of Margaret (nee Mannion) for 58 years; the loving father of Terese (David) Griffin-Groebe, James (Kristie) Griffin, Margaret (Bernard) Hincks, John A. (Corrine) Griffin III, Mary (John) Griffin-Komp, Sharon (Michael) Pilgrim and the late Robert and Amy Griffin; proud grandfather of 15 and great-grandfather of two; dearest uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Jack was an entrepreneur that loved the car business. He loved buying and selling cars and parts. He found his passion at the dealership, where his staff knew and loved him. Jack served on both the Ford Dealer’s Advertising Board and on the Wisconsin Automobile Dealer Truck Association. Throughout his career, he was frequently recognized and won many awards.

Visitation was held Monday, Sept. 6, at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn, Ill. A second visitation was held Tuesday, Sept. 7, at Becker-Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 8, at St. John Neumann Parish, 2400 W. Highway 59, Waukesha, followed by graveside services at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 782-5330 or visit online at www.BeckerRitter.com.