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Barry "BJ" McGriff Sep 20, 1980 - Oct 09, 2017

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Barry “BJ” McGriff, Sr., age 37, died October 9, 2017. BJ proudly served our country as part of the Marine Corps. He also gave his time as a Volunteer Fire Fighter. He was employed as a Heavy Equipment Operator for nearly 14 years. BJ will be remembered for his great sense of humor and quick wit. He was always quick with a joke or pun followed by his great smile and would be described as a joy to be around. BJ loved repairing cars; despite his inability to do so. He was an avid learner, often watching National Geographic and other videos on YouTube and debating those topics with friends and family. BJ also loved playing video games.

SURVIVORS: his parents: Constantine and Cecilia McGriff; his children: Ben, Alyssa, and Jr. “Bear”; and his siblings: Tina (George), Angela, John, Jordan, and Kyrstin.

VISITATION: Saturday from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home Ltd., 5980 Chichester Ave., Aston, PA 19014. FUNERAL SERVICE: Saturday at 12:00 pm at Nolan-Fidale Funeral Home Ltd. BURIAL: Private. In Lieu of Flowers: Donations may be made in BJ’s name at helpingupmission.


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Begins: Oct 14, 2017 12:00pm - 12:45pm

5980 Chichester Ave

Aston, PA 19014


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Geoffrey Myers says:

Submitted on: Oct 11, 2017

My friend, My Brother, My Brother in arms. My heart sank when I heard the devastating news. I remember when we first met at the barracks on Camp Lejeune we instantly become brothers. Your sense of humor is second to non, you would have us literally laughing out loud for hours. You were one of the realist people I have ever had the privilege to have iny life. You will always be remembered and loved. I love you My Brother. Rest Easy till we meet again.

Amanda says:

Submitted on: Oct 11, 2017

Bj what do I say? Always fun to be around never dad and always made me smile with our conversations we had. You lit up the room with happiness and laughter whenever you were around. Thank you for being you ?

Christina says:

Submitted on: Oct 11, 2017

My Love, I knew from the day I met you, that you were a good man with a good soul. Our personalities and humor clicked the moment we met at Weis, I’ve never been that comfortable with someone so quickly. It didn’t take long to realize I loved you but, I would never have said that to you back then. We always argued (playfully) about who said I love you first. We both always knew it was you. But, I feel in my heart and I know you did too, we both fell in love in the parking lot that night. Something I never believed in until the day I met you. I will always remember your smile, your awful dance moves, the heart you carried, your ability to make even a stranger walking down the street, smile just because. You don’t know what you have till it’s gone. I will miss you terribly for the rest of my life Unthinkable 52 iFly Always have... Always will.

Jenny says:

Submitted on: Oct 11, 2017

To know BJ was to love him. It was impossible to be sad when he was around, his smile was contagious. It breaks my heart that he left this world too soon. My deepest sympathies to his family. You will be in my prayers. Love you Buddy.


Submitted on: Oct 11, 2017

I will miss my buddy, we had a lot of years of fun together... Always in my heart B ... I Love You

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