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James Downs Griffin
Birth: Jul. 25, 1986
Death: Sep. 8, 2009

Jimmy just had a basketball court dedicated to him.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/4852068-418/gym-court-at-st.-bede-being-renamed-for-marist-grad-griffin


Devoted son of John J. and Margaret (nee Downs) Griffin; cherished brother of Meg (Greg) Gardner and John C. Griffin; loving grandson of Kathleen (the late John) Downs and the late Sarah and the late Charles Griffin; fond nephew of many aunts and uncles, and favorite of 45 first cousins. Jimmy truly embraced family and was the light of our lives. From a young age Jimmy's sparkling blue eyes and warm smile captivated many. He simply was a joy to be around. A dedicated athlete and ultimate competitor, Jimmy thrived on the basketball court. A proud 3 year starter of the Marist High School basketball team, Jimmy lead his team to a 50-9 record his last two seasons. He finished his high school career as the second all-time assist leader in Marist history. A quiet, yet confident leader on the court, Jimmy was most proud of the close friendships he made with his Marist team mates and classmates. He was loved by all. His hard work and perseverance paid off and he was awarded a full division 1 basketball scholarship to Samford University in Birmingham, AL. He was welcomed at Samford with open arms and forged great friendships with his team mates. Jimmy touched many lives and his loss will be deeply felt by all who knew him. A scholarship fund has been established in Jimmy's name to benefit the Marist High School basketball program, donations may be sent to Coach Gene Nolan c/o Marist High School.

Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. 
 
Burial:
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Alsip
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Scott McManimen
Record added: Sep 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41822458
James Downs Griffin
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James Downs Griffin
Added by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
 
James Downs Griffin
Added by: Breadlady45 from Chicago
 
 
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They say that life is fleetingI know that this is trueI left this world so quicklyWith no goodbye to you.I know how much you miss meYour tears fall ever lightThe pillow where you lay your headIs wet with them at night.I know your heart is hurtingThe words...(Read more)
- LFB
 Added: Jan. 19, 2010
Dear Jim,..God bless you and your loved ones...I hope you are havings lots of fun playing basketball with the other Angels.
- Breadlady45 from Chicago
 Added: Oct. 7, 2009

- Breadlady45 from Chicago
 Added: Oct. 7, 2009
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