William J. "Bill" Griffith III

Apr 16 1929
Jun 16 2020
91 Years
West Caln Township

William J. "Bill" Griffith III, 91, of West Caln Twp., passed away at his home on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.  Born in Malvern, he was the son of the late William J. Griffith Jr. and Mable Kenney Griffith.  He was the loving companion of the late Dorothy Kilfara for over 40 years -- They  treasured  their relationship both having found love a second time in life that was stronger and lasting.  (Previously, he was married to Margaret for 13 years and they shared a friendship and  bond of having 3 daughters together). 

As a child, Bill had a German Shepherd named "Irish", which he loved.  He enjoyed riding his bicycle for miles and running -- He boasted about beating the time of the school track-star but had no interest to follow him on the path to a college scholarship since he never liked the walls or confines of school.  Bill left high school for adventure and at the age of 17 to join the United States Marines and served his country at the end of WWII.  He returned home and lived in the West Chester area where he worked as a self-employed carpenter and roofer.

Bill was a "rolling-stone" and always had to keep moving either doing something around the house or driving -- He enjoyed taking long drives in the country with Dorothy and making stops along the way. 

He is survived by his daughters, Cherie Griffith of Coatesville, and Gayle, wife of Stephen, O'Brien of West Caln, two granddaughters, Amy Griffith of Upper Chichester, and Aarika Griffith of Coatesville, and one great-granddaughter.  He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Griffith.

Due to the current restriction on public gatherings, the service will be private and at the convenience of the family.


Bill was an amazing companion to my grandmother, and I was blessed to see the love they shared. Getting grandma in the latest Jeep that Bill owned was rough, but he was determined to keep taking her for drives. So one day he pulls up with a handmade "custom" booster block she could use to help her climb into the car and off they'd go for hours. Drives through Lancaster, hot dogs at Jimmy Johns (plus a milkshake) and lunch at the Brass Eagle were some of their favorites. God help the servers waiting on those two! What a pair they were! Rest Easy, Bill- I know you are at peace and off driving Grandmother all over Heaven. Thanks for being such a wonderful man. My prayers are with his family. 

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