Joseph “Joe” C. Griffin, Jr., of North Port, Florida, age 83, passed away from complications of bladder cancer surgery on Monday, January 3, 2022 at USF Moffitt Cancer Center Tampa, surrounded by his wife and eldest son. He served in the United States Air Force and was a retired engineer in the nuclear energy industry. Joe was known as a true jack-of-all-trades from serving as a building inspection official and police officer in Maple Shade, New Jersey who provided black belt in Aikido training to the force to owning his own construction company. But, his most rewarding work was as an engineer. Some of that work included RCA (Lockheed-Martin) Apollo space craft projects, naval architecture and the heavy steel construction industry. In his spare time, he played ice hockey for the Colonials in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, was a certified PADI Dive Master and a certified NJBUA baseball umpire. He was a quiet man that kept to himself and loved his family. He was always there to help his sons, grandchildren and friends whenever needed. He will be sadly missed by all, including many nieces but missed most by his best friend, his cocker spaniel, Barney. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Joan (Watson) and four sons; Joseph C., III and wife Diane (Delp), James T. and Dena (Sauer), Jeffrey Griffin and wife Marie (Smith), John H. and wife Lila Gore. He also is survived by nine Grandchildren; Dana (Griffin) Turner, Colleen (Griffin) Boyd, Ashley (Griffin) Waspi, James T. Griffin, Jr., Jeffrey Griffin, Jr., Brandon Griffin, the late Marcy Griffin, Kimberly (Griffin) Carson, Austin Griffin and eleven Great Grandchildren: Faith Roy, Abby Roy, Nicole Boyd, Ella Boyd, Joshua Griffin, Vincent Waspi, Hazel Griffin, Parker Griffin, Sydney Carson, Cash Carson and Madison Griffin. He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph, Sr. & Marcella Griffin and Granddaughter Marcy June Griffin. There will be no service at this time. A celebration of Joe’s life will take place this summer in Moorestown, New Jersey. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting for donations to be made in Joseph’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital: 501 St. Jude Place • Memphis, TN 38105 or online stjude.org The family kindly requests that sentiments be left online at www.baldwincremation.com.