Jacob Timothy Griffin, age 31 years, formerly of Clarion, passed away quietly from this life at home in Philadelphia, early Tuesday morning, August 22, 2017.
Born March 1, 1986 at the Brookville Hospital, he was one of five children and the eldest son of Elizabeth and Timothy Griffin. Jacob leaves behind his parents; Aubrey Griffin, sister; Gabriel Griffin, nephew; Kalob, Ian, and Gavin Griffin, brothers; and Eugene and Elizabeth Rutkowski of New Bethlehem, maternal grandparents; as well as a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Thomas and Francis Griffin.
Master tinkerer, wood bender, outdoorsman, computer nerd, scrabble king, garage scientist, carpenter, journalist, mechanic, information explorer, quasi-physicist, brother, son, grandson, nephew, uncle and cousin is creating and inventing up in the big blue sky above us.
He was handsome and had a style that usually involved a combination of white t-shirts, paint splattered jeans and a grisly beard-covered smile. He rocked that look like no one else. His smile was always his glow and his glow reached everyone in the room.
If you knew Jake, you saw he was an intellectual, shattering opinions with facts that were smart, often too complex to refute. He regularly talked about subjects ranging from the intricacies of space travel to the perfect way to make scrambled eggs: light heat, don’t quit stirring. He had hands that owned an ability to create something beautiful and sturdy from nothing. Albeit not conventional, it was always functional like him.
He was truly a creator, and an avid reader, writer and technology enthusiast. His passions were the world’s many ideas, wonders and people in it.
His memory lives in the many things he had built, interesting things he said and the people he loved most. We will all miss talking to Jacob. May he Rest In Peace.
Arrangements are under the care of Goble Funeral Home and Crematory in Clarion. As per the family’s wishes, there will be no public visitation and the family will hold a private remembrance service at a later date. Friends and family may send online condolences and obtain additional information by visiting www.goblefh.net.