William ‘Bill’ Griffin

William ‘Bill’ Griffin

William “Bill” Griffin, 92, of Galt passed away on June 8, 2021. He was born in San Francisco in 1929.

Bill attended Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory High School. He worked full-time while studying at the University of San Francisco and San Francisco State University. After graduating at age 21, he was drafted by the U.S. Army. As a corporal, he worked in cryptography and served in Korea during that conflict.

Bill began a career in education and earned a master’s degree in education administration from California State University at Hayward. Bill served for many years as principal of San Lorenzo High School and assistant superintendent of the San Lorenzo Unified School District prior to his retirement.

In retirement, Bill moved to Galt where he enjoyed traveling with his wife, Barbara, golfing with friends, participating in his church, and enjoying his large and loving family.

Bill is survived by his wife of 31 years, Barbara; sister Ellen Dismuke; four children, Stephen Griffin (Linda), Susan Fristad, Joanne Griffin (Charles Mallory), Nancy Cardoza (Robert); four stepchildren, Renee Dale (Jeffrey), John Gottari (Joan), Alida Sinclair (Thomas), Kelly Grisso; three step-stepchildren, Marie Stroud (Manny Lena), Billy Small (Leah), Anna Small; 27 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

A rosary and mass will be held on June 17 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church, 950 South Lincoln Way in Galt. Contributions in his memory may be made to Sacramento Loaves and Fishes.

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