Douglas David Griffith, 39, a resident of Speculator, N.Y. went to be with his Lord unexpectedly on Monday, February 18, 2013. He was born in Flemington, N.J. on January 23, 1974, the son of David F. and Carol Ann Nelson Griffith. He was a graduate of Delaware Valley Regional High School, class of 1992. He then attended Grove City College and received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from Messiah College in Grantham, Pa.
He was employed as an engineer for Taylor Made Systems in Gloversville. He was an active member of the North Country Bible Fellowship Church in Speculator. He was a board member of the Lake Pleasant Sacandaga Association. Through his vacationing, working and volunteering at Camp-of-the-Woods, he developed a love for the Adirondacks, where he relocated his family to expand his enjoyment of the area. He was a true outdoorsman, loving water skiing, boating, and snowmobiling. He was truly a compassionate man, always helping family and friends.
Survivors include: his wife, Susan Tesar Griffith of Speculator, whom he married on August 24, 1996; one daughter, Taylor Griffith and one son, Joshua Griffith, both of Speculator; his parents, David and Carol Ann Griffith of Speculator; one sister, Donna and her husband Todd Bosma of Portland, Oregon, as well as their children, Evan and Grace Bosma; in-laws, Thomas and Barbara Tesar of Belle Mead, N.J. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins; and a host of loving friends.
Friends may call on Saturday, February 23, 2013, from 12:30 to 3 p.m. at the North Country Bible Fellowship Church on Elm Lake Road in Speculator, N.Y., where a celebration of life service will be held at 3 p.m. Burial will be held in the spring.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Camp-of-the-Woods/Gospel Volunteers or to the Benefit Fund for the Wife and Children of Doug Griffith, c/o NBT Bank, 2966 New York 30, Speculator, NY 12164.
Arrangements are by the Northville Funeral Home. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.northvillefuneralservice.com.