Ralph Henry Griffin ’46 died on May 1, 2007, in Jupiter, Florida.
Born on January 29, 1925, in Portland, he prepared for college at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle and became a member of Zeta Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin.After attending Norwich University inVermont for the fall semester in 1942, he served from 1943 to 1946 in the U.S. Navy during World War II, attaining the rank of lieutenant. Following his graduation in 1947, he taught mathematics at Hebron Academy for two years and then was an account executive with station WAAB in Worcester, Mass., for a year, followed by a year as an account executive with the Worcester Telegram and Gazette. After a year on active duty in the Navy, he was an editorial assistant with Vincent Edwards Company in Boston from 1952 to 1954 and then was an executive editor with Allyn and Bacon, Inc., in Boston from 1954 to 1963. From 1963 until his retirement in 1982, he was an English teacher at Wellesley Senior High School in Massachusetts. He was a member of the Weston Golf Club in Massachusetts and the Everglades Club in Palm Beach, Fla. He was a member of the First Parish Church in Weston, the Cincinnati, the Society of Colonial Wars, the Everglades Club, and the Four Arts. Surviving are his wife, Gwain Williams Griffin, whom he married in 1952; a son, Dr.Thomas W. Griffin ’76 of Acton, Mass.; a daughter, Helen Ribet of Wenham, Mass.; and two granddaughters.