Griffin Paul Stipetich

June 6, 1985 - June 24, 2002

06/06/1985 - 06/24/2002

Past Services

Visitation
Thursday June 27, 2002
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Additional Information:

Vigil at 7 pm

Cemetery
Friday June 28, 2002
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
Directions
Service
Friday June 28, 2002
10:00 am
St. John's Catholic Church
622 Main St.
Benwood, WV 26031
Directions
Visitation
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Additional Information:

Vigil at 7 pm

Griffin P. Stipetich, 17, of Benwood, died Monday, June 24, 2002. He was the son of Ronald and Robin Smith Stipetich. He was a student at John Marshall High School; he participated in football and wrestling. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church; a member of the American Legion Sons of the Legion Post #46. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Rosalie Smith and a cousin, Michael Smith. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Abby Rose Stipetich; maternal grandfather, Robert "Buzzy" Smith, paternal grandparents, Joseph and Elizabeth Stiptetich; maternal uncles and aunts, Michael Fran Smith, Tom Judy Giovengo, Tom Susan Richards, Lionel Kelly Hampton; paternal uncles and aunts, Joseph Mary Jo Stipetich, Frank Susan Stipetich, and John Peg Stipetich. Friends recieved Thursday 2 to 9 pm at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall St., McMechen, WV. Funeral liturgy with Mass will be held Friday at 10 am at the St. John’s Catholic Church. Vigil services at 7 pm Thursday. Interment in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Wheeling.

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Roberta Robinson
7 years ago

Dear Abby I am a member of the First Christian Church and have spoken with you a while back. Just wanted you and your family to know how much I feel your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of your family. God be with you, Roberta.

Larry & Celeste Kelly
7 years ago

Dear Robin, Ron & Abbey,

Our prayers will be with you through all this. If there is anything we can help you with please give us a call @215-321-4731 you all are very special neighbors . Take care. Love, Larry, Celeste & Ian Kelly

Amber
7 years ago

family and friends are kept in my daily prayers hoping God gives the strength needed to go on.

love and prayers

Amber

Claire Freeland
7 years ago

Griffin was such a great guy that made everyone happy. You are all in my prays and thoughts. God Bless.

Lewis & Kathy Bee
7 years ago

I am so sorry for your sorrow. Please accept our heart-felt sympathy for you and your family.

Today the Lords covers you with his grace, mercy, and loving comfort…

…and tomorrow he will guide your future.

May the Lord hold you and keep you and may His Light always shine upon you.

Kristy Bloomfield
7 years ago

I am very sorry for the loss of your son Griffin.He was a great person and an awesome friend to so many people.He will be sadly missed by everyone.God Bless you family. Love Always, Kristy

Neeley Lantz
7 years ago

I just want to say I cant imagine the pain you are going through and Giffin was a great guy and a great friend and he will be missed by us all.

Bonacci
7 years ago

John and Peg we are sorry for our loss and he hope that god will lift the pain from your hearts. If you need anything please call us.

Frank, Marty and BJ Bonacci

Tammy WilsonRobinson
7 years ago

Just wanted to let you know that my Heart is with you. Love & prayers,Tammy

Tiffany Stout
7 years ago

Mr. and Mrs Stipetich,

I just wanted to tell you how sorry I am. Griffin was such a fun person to be around,and will be sadly missed in school next year. It breaks my heart to see you in so much pain.

We all know that he is in a much better place. I pray for him as well as you. He will not be forgotten.

JoAnna Fowkes
7 years ago

Mr. and Mrs. Stipetich and Abby,

I am so sorry about Griff.He was such an amazing person, with endless possibilites and such a bright future. I speak for everyone in my class of 2003 when I say he will be loved,cherished, and missed in school our 12th grade year. Griff and I grew apart in our junior year, but I always knew that I could count on him to be there at anytime I needed him. And now,I am here for him… To pray for him, to miss him and to never let his memory go. I guess that God needed Griff for a special reason..Whatever the reason may be we all know that Griff would be the one to excell. You not only have a son now, and I don’t only have a friend. We have an angel. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Love and God Bless~ Joanna

Mary Ellen
7 years ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Mary Ellen & BJ Cook

PATTY PEABODY
7 years ago

Robin and Family,

There are so many things I wish I could say that would make this easy for you, but there aren’t any.

Our prayers are with you now…..trust in God for strength and love.

PATTY, PR, AND JR PEABODY

BOBBY AND ERINPEABODYPOWELL

JONETTE’S AUNT AND FAMILY

Amber
7 years ago

Robin, Ronni, and Abby..

Im deeply sorry about your tragic loss. I know that Griffin is being missed terribly by his friends and fellow classmates but I could never imagine the pain of which his family must be going through. I can only say how very sorry I am and that I wish you all the best. I know I will keep Griffin in my prayers always..

camerlin
7 years ago

Robin, stip,and abby

we pray that god gives u all the strength to get through this terrible time. your family is in our prayers.

Tucker Brown
7 years ago

Ron and Robin,

i send my deepest sympathy and prayers. we’ve had alot of great memories together and i have always really liked your family and appreciated everything you’ve done for me. i know griffen will be deeply missed and forever loved. i wanted to stop at the funeral but i am going out of town thursday morning. i just want you to know if you need anything from me, someone to talk to anything you know i will be there.

with much love

Marlene Lawther
7 years ago

Ron, Robin and Abbey, There are no words to ease your grief and sorrow. I hope you can find comfort in family and friends. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.

Terry and Kevin McGilton
7 years ago

Ron, Robin and Abbey, We don’t have the words in our hearts or minds right now of what to say. Griffin and our Danielle are only 10 days apart in age, and we will never be able to understand what you are going through. We have not been able to stop thinking of you all since we found out. We will pray for all of you everyday.

Wayne Daugherty, Cris Henry, John & Jenny Ruckman
7 years ago

Ron, Robin, and Abby,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and your entire family during this time.

Jay Knapp
7 years ago

Sorry to hear about Griffin. My thoughts and sympathy are with you.

Dee Kimble
7 years ago

Stip and Robin i am so very sorry for your tremendous loss. May God give you the strength to endure the pain. I know this child was the light of your lives. My deepest sympathy goes out to you.

Dee

former legion bartender

Pauline Garrity
7 years ago

To Ron & Family:

My heart breaks at the thought of your loss. My beliefs tell me Griffin is at peace;only we still here on earth suffer. Should you need anything at all, please feel free to call on me. My thoughts are with you all every day, and I wish you peace.

Brooke High Wrestling Team
7 years ago

To the Family of Griffin, We’re sorry for your loss. Griffin was a great guy and athletic. We will miss him on the mat and at the football field. Sincerely, Jonathan McFarland on behalf of the Brooke High School Wrestling Team.

Visnic Family
7 years ago

We are so sorry about the loss of Griff. He is a great loss to us all and we will miss him greatly. He was a great freiend to us. We will never forget our freindship with you either. He will always be loved in are hearts.