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James Robert Griebner, age 54, of Lewiston, died unexpectedly on Saturday, August 27, 2016 at his residence. Jim was born on May 21, 1962 in Lewiston, NY, the son of the late Robert C. and Lois (Rickert) Griebner.
He graduated from Lewiston Porter High School in 1980 and then completed diesel mechanic school in Ohio. Jim has had a long career as a diesel mechanic and recently received a ten-year commendation from his employer, Modern Disposal.
He loved his family and loved spending time with them. He attended numerous concerts and shows at ArtPark with his nephews George and Robert, and enjoyed sailing and fishing with his late uncle, William Rickert. Jim also cherished the time he could spend with his friends who, along with his family, will miss him dearly. He enjoyed helping his neighbors with yard work, shoveling driveways, and any other chores they needed help with. A friend referred to him as a neighborhood angel.
He is survived by his sister, Kristin G. Lathrop (Lloyd); and two nephews, George A. and Robert W. Wright.
Friends may call at HARDISON FUNERAL HOME, N. Fourth & Ridge Sts., Lewiston on Thursday, September 1st from 6-8 PM. Jim will be laid to rest with his parents in Riverdale Cemetery in private graveside service, with the Rev. Thomas Mason officiating, In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.
Please visit hardisonfuneralhomes.com for online condolences.
Published on August 30, 2016
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