Our loving wife, mother, sister, friend, Edith Anne Griffin, who brought joy, love, and laughter to all of our lives and all who knew her, passed away peacefully at home, with her husband and son by her side on February 10, 2021.
Edith was born November 5, 1941 in Brooklyn, NY to Rose and Bernard Kraus. Edith spent her formative years in Brooklyn, taking in all that NYC had to offer, visiting museums, ice skating, playing with her brothers Alan and Jeffrey, helping her father in his bookstore, where she developed her lifelong love of books and reading. In her late teens, Edith traveled to Israel and fell in love. She married her husband, Moshe and they lived in Israel and India where she gave birth to two children, Michele and Ron. That marriage ended and upon her return to the US, Edith met the love of her life, Ed Griffin and for forty years, they lived in Princeton and Lawrenceville, NJ, traveling frequently to residences they had in North Carolina and to various vacation sites. Edith worked as an English/Hebrew translator in the Israeli Consulate in India, and later was a long time administrative assistant at BMS in Lawrenceville. She loved music and was an accomplished piano player, and for the past 15 years sang with the LaShir Jewish Choir of Princeton, the Hopewell Valley Chorus of Pennington, and Princeton Unitarian Universalist Choir. Edith attended Brooklyn College and earned a BA in Education.
Edith is predeceased by her father Bernard Kraus and mother Rose Sasowsky Kraus of Brooklyn.
She is survived by her daughter, Michele, her son Ron Spark of NYC, her son Jon Spark of South Orange, NJ, her stepdaughter Laura Griffin of Greenville, SC, her stepdaughter Marie Griffin of Spartanburg SC, her granddaughter Lucy Cruz, currently attending Furman University in Greenville SC, her brother Alan Kraus of New Paltz NY, her brother Jeffrey Kraus of New Paltz NY, her lifelong best friend Elaine Kolitch, and her husband William “Ed” Griffin of Lawrenceville NJ.