Perry Allen Griffie, 61, of East Brady, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his
wife and children on Wednesday, May 29, 2019.
Perry is survived by his wife of 40 years, Linda Conner Griffie; two daughters, Renee Wetzel and her
husband, Kevin, of Sligo, Christina Cashmere and her husband, Keith, of East Brady; a
son, Dustin Griffie and his wife, Melissa, of East Brady; his grandchildren,
Cheyanne Smith, Kya and Kolstin Wetzel, and Jase and Emalyn Griffie; mother-in-law Jacqueline Conner,
five sisters, six brothers, and several extended family members. He was a loving husband, father, Poppy,
He was preceded in death by his parents, Valetta and James Claypoole, his mother, Ellen Griffie,
his father-in-law, Williard Conner, and too many close friends.
Perry loved his family very much, especially his five grandchildren. He prided himself on his
strength and work ethic, and was a fighter to the very end. He will be remembered for his quick
wit, humor, and ability to fix anything. This man left an impression on everyone he met and the
positive memories are endless.
Perry was a veteran of the US Army. He worked for Pullman Standard for several years prior to
the plant’s closure. He then worked for Amerikohl Mining for 26 years as an equipment
operator. Perry spent many years bartending and was bartending at the American Legion Post
#448 prior to his illness. He enjoyed working on cars and spending time with his dog, Diezel.
A special thank you to the staff at Dr. Onufrey’s office, Concordia, and Good Samaritan
Hospice. Your support and kindness will not be forgotten.
At Perry’s request, there will be no visitation or services. In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family
requests monetary donation be made in Perry’s honor to the American Legion Post #488, 975 SR 68,
East Brady, PA 16028. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hile Funeral Home of Chicora.
Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.hilefh.com.
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