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David Griswold

Obituary of David Griswold

David Griswold 62 of Cortland passed away on May 8, 2021 at his residence. He was born on March 9, 1959 a son of the late Clifford and Harriet Griswold He was loved by his family, friends, and those around him. He had a way of lighting up any room he entered just by walking in. He enjoyed spending quality time with his grand babies, including his extended ones! Dad loved cooking, especially on a grill or campfire. If someone else was manning the grill, he would try to take over lol. If he wasn't outside manning the grill, he would be in his second favorite room of the house- the Kitchen. David also enjoyed anything outdoors. Whether it was a simple game of lawn darts or a walk in the woods, he loved it. Especially camping! When we'd go camping, you'd always find him chilling at the campfire just enjoying some peace and quiet. He would either be stoking it or trying to turn it into a bonfire lol. It was like watching him in his natural habitat. He enjoyed playing games like cards or dice. Nothing like a good game of 10,000 to get your blood pumping! His oldest granddaughter, River, even taught him a card game called Garbage, which quickly became one of his favorites besides Setback (aka Pitch). Dad was also the type of person to give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it, no matter who you were. If you needed a hand with anything or needed anything, all you had to do was ask! Even though his demons won in the end, he didn't go down without a fight! He had lots of good days and he stayed positive considering all that he was going through. I'm very proud to call him my Dad! My Dad was one hell of a man and he will be GREATLY missed! David is predeceased by his wife, JoAnn Griswold (Moore), his parents Harriet (Skippy) and Clifford Griswold, and his siblings Sheron, Gayle and Gary. He is survived by his daughter, Amber Moore (Griswold), and his two grandchildren, River W. and Sieanna M., his sisters Judy and Nancy, his brothers Brian and Bruce, and his three partners in crime, Melanie D., Jim B., and Randall W., along with other family and friends I haven't met yet. David's Celebration of Life will be held on Father's day, June 20th, at Watkins Glen State Park. Anyone who would like to attend is more than welcome! Children are also welcome as this is a family friendly celebration! David enjoyed having a good time so the more, the merrier! Please bring a dish to pass. I understand that a lot of people will be traveling quite a distance to be here, so please don't feel pressured to bring anything fancy. Even a pack of hotdogs will be more than appreciated! Please remember to dress accordingly. Watkins Glen is all outdoors and there is a beautiful glen to walk up with a gorgeous waterfall at the top, so please remember to bring sneakers. Waterproof ones if you can! David (aka Dad/Papa) loved walking the glen and I would love for us to be able to walk it in his memory. Please Google Watkins Glen, NY so you have an idea of what to expect when you get there. If for some reason the weather won't allow us to go forth as planned, we can discuss a rain date and/or an alternate venue. If any of his out of state family would like to come but cannot make it on June 20th, please let me know! I have no issue changing the date if need be. I understand that things can pop up unexpectedly and sometimes things happen that cannot be avoided. I would like us all to try to have a good time at the celebration because that's something that David would have wanted. He didn't like seeing people sad. He'd do anything to try and put a smile on your face. That's just the type of person he was! Its hard to put into words how greatly he will be missed ?