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“First of all.. my most sincere condolences. We will all miss him. I lost touch with Greg for the last few years. But with this lack of contact,...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Jim Mowry - Manistee, MI

“Time has passed, but it is only within the last 30 minutes, as I site here shocked and stunned, that I have learned of Greg's passing. I am not sure...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Tim Bal - Temecula, CA

“Greg was always a breath of fresh air when he brought his Subaru Forester to my speed shop in Michigan. He often talked about how much he enjoyed...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Jan Niemi - Phoenix, AZ

“Worked with Greg until he left BorgWarner, and saw him periodically at industry conferences in recent years. Will miss his energy and great sense of...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Robert Blakely - Bloomfield Hills, MI

“Greg was one of the finest business associates I have ever known. He was totally committed to Porter and to the investors in Porter. He was always a...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Jack Harned - Norwich, VT

“Susan & family; I received the belated news a few moments ago of Greg's passing. I am saddened beyond words. Greg and I met the first day in our...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Farver - Plantation, FL

“To Greg's family: I wanted you to know how sorry I was to hear about Greg. I worked with Greg for 10 years and he and I shared a lot of ups and...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Marilyn Winters - Rockville, IN

“The world will miss Greg's presence in it - I know I will. He was a friendly, straight-shooting, solid guy. What a shame it is that he has left us. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Burke Cueny - Franklin, MI

“Gregwas always a happy person - a glass half full person. I am heartbroken to hear of his passing but know we are all better to have known Greg. I...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Michael Robinet - Northville, MI

“Greg, you were always a fun guy. I will miss all of the new business quote reviews where you were always trying to squeeze that last penny out of...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Eric Welp - Carmel, IN

“Enjoyed working with Greg and his wit with all business sitiuations. ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Larry Gray - Westfield, IN

“A terrible loss, a wonderful friend. You will be missed. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Daniel Crowe - Fishers, IN

“I first met Greg a few years ago through a business relationship which has continued since then. He immediately struck me as a good and sincere...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Steve Leese - Boston, MA

“I was deeply saddened to hear of Greg's passing. I knew Greg from about age 7, when we were campers at Cranbrook Day Camp. We later attended St. Hugo...Read More »
14 of 20 | Posted by: Bill Colombo - Birmingham, MI

“Greg and I had a professional relationship for 10 years, as we were an investor in his company, Porter Group. During the past two years we met...Read More »
15 of 20 | Posted by: John Snow - Boston, MA

“I am sad to learn of Greg's passing. He was a business associate and a personal friend. His integrity, honesty and humor will be missed by everyone...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Joe Boughton - Alpharetta, GA

“Susan & Family: I am so shocked and saddened by this news. Please know that my thoughts are with all of you during this difficult time. Please...Read More »
17 of 20 | Posted by: Sue Wolschon - Kalkaska, MI

“I will surely miss seeing Greg everyday at the office - he was more that a co-worker, he was my friend. I wish to pass on my most sincere...Read More »
18 of 20 | Posted by: Mark Simmer - Walled Lake, MI

“Greg was a very sincere person. He truly cared about the people he knew. To him, I was never just his company's lawyer, he always remembered my kids,...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Dan Sharkey - Birmingham, MI

“I feel privileged to say that I knew Greg as a good and kind student in grade school. I am very proud to know what a fine person he grew up to be. My...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Ren?e M. Russell - Portsmouth, VA


GREGORY M. GRIFFIN Suddenly, October 3, 2009. Age 57. Resident of Rochester Hills and Mancelona, Michigan. Formerly of Clawson, Ortonville and Bloomfield Hills. Graduated from Brother Rice High School in 1970 where he was an All-State member of the baseball team. Graduate of Michigan Tech University in 1974, receiving his mechanical engineering degree and Central Michigan University in 1989, receiving his MBA in finance. Current vice-president of sales and marketing for the Porter Group in Novi. One of the founding members and past president of Marketing & Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED). At MSED, he was past chairman of fundraising, benefiting young marketing professionals. A member of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and Society of Automotive Engineers. Former director of sales at Borg Warner. Lifetime season ticket holder and avid fan of Detroit Lions and Tigers. He truly enjoyed his Mancelona home in northern Michigan. Enjoyed boating, hunting and held a black belt in karate. Beloved husband of Susan K. (nee Cabral) for four years. Treasured father of Jessica R. Griffin and Richard C. Byrnes. Son of the late James and Ruth Griffin. Son-in-law of Jean Guest Hogberg, the late Donald A. Cabral and the late Alvin L. Hogberg. Also survived by his beloved dog, Ruger. Family will receive friends Friday 3-8p.m. Rosary at 7p.m. Visitation Saturday 12p.m. until Funeral Service at 1p.m. at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile). In lieu of flowers memorial tributes to Cranbrook Schools, General Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303-0801 or online at: www.schools.Cranbrook.edu/supporting/gift

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