I'll miss you Bobby and that big grin and booming voice calling out across a parking lot or the parade field at Ft. Devens. We served together in a US Army Reserve unit in the early 1970's and kept bumping into each other on and off for the next 30 or so years. I always thought of you as a friend and looked forward to our conversations that would pick up where we had left off, years earlier. See you at Fiddlers Green, my friend.
Sent by Shaun on 21/03/2017
Bobby, you were always calling me to help you with our GFEBS system to input Purchase Requests. I was always happy to help. You were always good to me. A good loving husband to your wife and boys. You talked about them all the time. I'll miss our phone conversations and your presence among us at Ft Devens. My thoughts and prayers go out to your wife and family. You'll be greatly missed. Deb Ouellette
Sent by Deb on 20/03/2017
There's a strange point in a young boy's life when valuable morals and personal character are suddenly thrust into the forefront, in sort of a "eureka" moment. That moment occurred for me the day I met my Cub Scout leader Mr. Griffis.
It was obvious right away, even at a very young age, that this was a different type of man. Whether I was playing with my good friend Keith or participating in a Scout function, when Mr. Griffis was around, I couldn't help but take notice. His moral compass was one that others strived to set theirs to. He preached family, hard work, loyalty, & respect, and it carried so much weight because he embodied all those important characteristics to a T. He possessed that uncanny ability to say more with a glance in your direction than words could ever convey. Underneath all those layers, Mr. Griffis had a great sense of humor and always made me feel good when he laughed at my stupid little kid jokes. I'll always remember whenever we would muster in a public setting, he would tell us, "Remember, we're gentlemen." It's such a small thing, but it was important to hear, and just. . . so him. Something I will certainly be saying to my three boys regularly when they're older when we leave the house. (Don't worry Mr. Griffis, I'll give you the credit ;)
Mrs. (Gloria) Griffis, Bobby, Keith, and all the extended family and friends I never had the chance to meet, I'm sorry. Please take some solace in knowing that Mr. Griffis's life has so positively impacted mine and many others in an extremely important way. His unyielding love for his family, of country, and dedication to duty will live on in many of us whom he has so profoundly affected. Rest In Peace sir.
Sent by Travis on 16/03/2017