William Merle “Bill” Griswold, 78, of Harrisville, passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2023, at Liza’s Place in Wheeling, West Virginia, surrounded by his family. He was born January 30, 1944, in Wheeling, West Virginia, a son of the late Merle T. and Edith M. (Goodrich) Griswold.

Bill was a member of the U.S. Navy and retired as the Harrison County Veterans Service officer. He was a member of the New Athens Buck Club, Adena American Legion Post #525, and enjoyed his peach trees and making the best homemade brandy.

He was preceded by his parents; a brother, Charles Richard “Rick” Griswold, and a sister Judy Stephen.

Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Darlene (Borkoski) Griswold; two sons: Robert (Kristen) Griswold and Bryan Griswold; three grandchildren: Taryn, Presley, and Rachel; and a sister, Shirley Edwards.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, January 21, 2023, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. at Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, 172 South Main Street, Cadiz, with Rev. Pete Tuchek officiating. Burial will follow at Olive Branch Cemetery, Harrisville, with military honors by the U.S. Navy and the Adena American Legion.

Memorial Contributions may be made to: Friends of the Pittsburgh Fisher House, 3945 Forbes Avenue, Box 240, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. www.pittsburghfisherhouse.org.

The memorial guest book may be signed at www.clark-kirkland-barr.com.