Arthur Griffith Obituary
Mom's pride and joy - Art and Louise - early childhood Art loved his dog "King Pharrah"

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Arthur S. Griffith

August 14, 1926 - January 18, 2013
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Art Griffith, 86, a long-time resident of the Las Vegas Valley, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2013. He was born on August 14, 1926, and was raised in Hollywood, California by his mother, Louise Griffith-Steikman. His boyhood companion was his St. Bernard, King Pharrah, whom he loved deeply. Art voluntarily served his country during World War II in the Army. He retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after 25 years of working in California, Washington and Nevada, receiving numerous awards. His next venture into the workforce was part-time, driving flight crews for his "golf money". Golf was always a big part of Art's life, and he made many lifelong friends on the links. His golf excursions even included trips to Australia and New Zealand. Art met the love of his life Josie, and married her in 1992. They enjoyed years of golf, travel and family together. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was preceded in death by his mother Louise; his daughters Susan Norman and Gayle Zeiter; and grandson-in-law Kendall Griffiths. He is survived by his stepfather Gus Steikman; his sons Mike Griffith and Gerard Pastorelli; daughter-in-law Terry Griffith; son-in-law Jim Zeiter; grandchildren Michael Griffith (and spouse Eileen), Ryan Griffith (and spouse Stephanie), Kelly Griffiths, Jacob Zeiter, Lucas Zeiter, Addison Zeiter and Lynn Cagenia; and his seven great-grandchildren Keith Griffiths, Kohner Griffiths,...
Art Griffith, 86, a long-time resident of the Las Vegas Valley, passed away peacefully on January 18, 2013. He was born on August 14, 1926, and was raised in Hollywood, California by his mother, Louise Griffith-Steikman.

His boyhood companion was his St. Bernard, King Pharrah, whom he loved deeply. Art voluntarily served his country during World War II in the Army.

He retired from Metropolitan Life Insurance Company after 25 years of working in California, Washington and Nevada, receiving numerous awards. His next venture into the workforce was part-time, driving flight crews for his "golf money". Golf was always a big part of Art's life, and he made many lifelong friends on the links. His golf excursions even included trips to Australia and New Zealand.

Art met the love of his life Josie, and married her in 1992. They enjoyed years of golf, travel and family together. He was a loving son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his mother Louise; his daughters Susan Norman and Gayle Zeiter; and grandson-in-law Kendall Griffiths.

He is survived by his stepfather Gus Steikman; his sons Mike Griffith and Gerard Pastorelli; daughter-in-law Terry Griffith; son-in-law Jim Zeiter; grandchildren Michael Griffith (and spouse Eileen), Ryan Griffith (and spouse Stephanie), Kelly Griffiths, Jacob Zeiter, Lucas Zeiter, Addison Zeiter and Lynn Cagenia; and his seven great-grandchildren Keith Griffiths, Kohner Griffiths, Kyler Griffiths, Michael Griffith, Thomas Griffith, Rachel Cagenia and Nicole Cagenia.

His kindness and sense of humor and love will be missed by all of his family members and friends.

"I worked with Art at Met Life and he was a gentleman. God Bless his family." John Hein (Las Vegas, NV)

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