Melvin Floyd Griffin

July 18, 1934 - July 30, 2021

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Griffin, Melvin Floyd, 87, passed away peacefully from this life on Friday July 30th, 2021.  Former Mayor and councilman for the Village of Elmwood Place, he was proceeded in death by his faithful wife of 41 years, Shirley Griffin (Terry).  Loving father to Cindy Roy, Tim (Angie) Griffin, David (Kathy) Griffin, Rebecca (Scott) Snow.  Devoted Grandfather to Lucinda Napier, Gary (Kim) Roy, Gina (Jason) Langworthy, Monica (Madison) Griffin, Jason (Kate) Griffin, Jacob Snow, Rachel Snow along with 12 Great-grandchildren, 2 Great-great Grandchildren and numerous nephews and nieces.  Family and friends may call at the Hodapp Funeral Home, 7401 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45216 on Wednesday August 4th from 6 P.M.-8P.M.  Funeral service will be held on Thursday August 5th at 11A.M. at the funeral home, with interment to immediately follow at the Oak Hill cemetery, Springdale Ohio.


Kristie and Mike Lincks - Aug 4, 2021
We are so very sorry for the loss of your Dad. He ALWAYS made me laugh! Earth is missing him but Heaven is rejoicing. Love and prayers.
David Johnson - Aug 4, 2021
Sending our condolences from the Johnson Family at 6686 Donna Jean Blvd. Mr. Melvin will be truly missed in our neighborhood. He has watched my grandkids grow up and become teenagers and adults. He kept me company many days when I was working odd shifts at the Sherriff’s Office. A Life well lived now take your Rest❤️
Rick and Lisa Wesley - Aug 4, 2021
Mel Griffin was as Marty Brenneman would say,"a good old good one." Mel loved his family, sports (esp. the Reds) and a cold PBR. He was proud of his prodigious beer belly which entered the room before he did!! Melvin also liked to "shoot the breeze" with his fellow Elmwoodians he encountered on his daily strolls around the neighborhood. Being such a sociable guy, it was natural that he enter politics. He led Elmwood Place as Mayor through some of the most tumultuous times, managing to keep the town solvent. During my high school and college years that little red brick house on Beech Street was my second home and Mel and Shirley were gracious hosts. If you couldn't feel comfortable and relaxed in the Griffins living room, something was wrong. I'll always remember a bitterly cold night where my car froze up in the Griffins driveway. I stayed overnight and remember Mel quietly coming in the room with extra blankets to try and fight the cold. He also got up early the next morning and got my car running. Tim and I then went to a friend's apartment to watch the "Freezer Bowl" game when the Bengals beat the San Diego Chargers to win the AFC and advance to the Superbike. I have so many good memories of Mel - the EPIC Republican club picnics, laughing as he criticized every move the Reds manager might make. I am so glad and grateful that Griff, myself, Gary Sweet and others got together on July 13th for a tradition that started after Mel moved to his condo in Mason - watching the MLB All Star game, a time to laugh, reminisce and take one final group shot with Mel and the good old boys. I like to think that if there is ever a beer league softball "Field of Dreams" we will all see Mel strolling out of a cornfield - a hot dog in one hand and a draft beer in the other and he will say "Let's play two boys!" So long Mel, like a '57 T-Bird you were a classic
Judy Leisure/General Factory Supply - Aug 2, 2021
Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers
Rick Hines - Aug 2, 2021
Becky and Scott. We are so sorry for your loss. We know how hard it is. God bless you and we will be praying for you and tour family to feel God's presence in this time.
Kristin Goecke - Aug 1, 2021
Becky, Scott, Jacob and Rachel, we are so sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of all of you. Becky, I know you were so close to your Dad and this must be so difficult for you. We send our prayers. Love, The Goeckes
Jerry and Karen comns - Jul 31, 2021
So sorry for the loss to your family. Mel did a lot for the kids of elmwood
Kathy - Jul 31, 2021
Going to miss you, Melvin. We had so much fun at the track when Dave was working. You didn’t even make me mad when you called me Rhonda, and were so apologetic. I’m sad you’re not with us anymore, but I’m glad you’re out of pain. And I promise no more prospecting 🙂 (gin reference).