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“Dear Thomas, When I first met your father I knew right away he would add a lot of meaning to my life and he did. He was such a dear, sweet man. ...Read More »
1 of 19 | Posted by: Fran Johns - Lima, OH - Friend

“To Chelsea and her mother, we are sorry for your unbelievable loss. We will keep your family in our prayers. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Barbara and Jon Glauser - OH

“I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. I hope that our Lord brings you the much-needed peace during this sad...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: Rediet Hunegnaw - Parma, OH

“Dear Portia and Chelsea,We are so sorry for your loss.Loosing a son and brother is so difficult. I know because I lost my sister when I wad 15. Time...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: WendyW and Gerald Kline - Kent, OH

“PortiaMy heart goes out to you and the family. I spoke enough on the phone with Chad that I felt I knew him. I am certain that he was a remarkable...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Al Scott - Miamisburg, OH

“Dear Helina Griggy,We know how hard an expected loss is. Please accept our heartfelt sympathy at this tragic time. You have our deepest sympathy. ...Read More »
6 of 19 | Posted by: Bekele Tegegne - Frankfort, KY

“Portia: So sorry to hear of your son's death. Deepest sympathy to you & Chad's family. Sherry ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Sherry (Ickes) Kapes - Howard, OH

“Portia I just heard of your son's passing. Sending prayers to you and your family. ”
8 of 19 | Posted by: Olga Matthews

“Rest in peace my little buddy Chad, God Bless your soul and also your family . . I am so sad that you left us this soon . . . ”
9 of 19 | Posted by: Chris Brown - Cridersville, OH

“This is so heartbreaking. Chad was an asset to the Ohio Aquaculture Industry. He was so enthusiastic, innovative and always willing to share his...Read More »
10 of 19 | Posted by: Laura Tiu - DeFuniak Springs, FL

“Portia and the Griggy family,I cannot find words to tell you how sorry I am about your family's great loss. I am keeping all of you in my prayers. I...Read More »
11 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Elum - OH - Family Friend

Chad checking out my pet.
12 of 19 | Posted by: Todd Parlette - friend

Fishing in my pond with Chad last summer
13 of 19 | Posted by: Todd Parlette - friend

“Chad was a best friend of mine that will be missed so much. He always had a way of making me smile. I just still am in shock.Chad,, You will be...Read More »
14 of 19 | Posted by: Todd Parlette - Lima, OH - friend

“Sending love and prayers to all. May he rest in eternal peace ”
15 of 19 | Posted by: Diane Glassner - Kent

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Chad was certainly a very special and gifted person. His personality lit up the room and left everyone smiling...Read More »
16 of 19 | Posted by: Neal and LuAnn Lause - Lima, OH

“Helina,It is so heartening to hear of Chad's passing. Prayers go out for you and Thomas to give you strength for the road ahead. And, if there is...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: sharon coleman - lima, OH

“My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Portia, Chelsea and Helina. My heart aches for you all and I'm thinking of you! I just lost my Mom on November...Read More »
18 of 19 | Posted by: Kathy Griggy-Mullett - Uniontown, OH

“Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. May God give you the strength, comfort and peace that you seek and may he rest...Read More »
19 of 19 | Posted by: Nadia and Dalila Capogrosso


Chad Thomas Griggy was tragically taken from us too soon on March 7, 2017 at the age of 35.

He was born in Ravenna, Ohio on February 8, 1982. He graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in Kent, Ohio then went on to Ohio State University graduating with his Masters in Mechanical Engineering. He worked for Procter & Gamble then decided to start his own business. Chad, President of Sugar Creek Fishery in Lima, Ohio worked along with his wife, Helina, providing fish and pond products throughout the USA. Chad loved nature's animals and plants collecting them whenever possible. Chad enjoyed working with his hands and digging the ponds on his fish farm.

He is survived and will be terribly missed by his wife, Helina Griggy, son, Thomas Griggy, mother, Portia Griggy and partner Patrick Nigro; Sister, Chelsea Griggy; Aunts: Pamela Himes, JoAnn Knapp, Marilyn Briner, Sally Trautman, Nancy Knapp(Jerry), Pati Callan; Uncles: Brian Griggy(Linda), Chuck Griggy (Sheryl) ; Father and mother in law Tefera Milko and Serkalem Asfaw and sister in law Rebka Aleme and many many cousins. Preceded in death by father Thomas Griggy, Grandparents, Robert and Marilyn Himes, Gilbert and Mona Griggy, Aunts Gene Moore and Judy Lampasone and cousin Holly Milush.

There will be a mass on Wednesday March 15 at 10:00am at the University Parish Newman Center with Father Agostino officiating. Memorials can be sent to Portia Griggy 2708 East Ponce Court, Green Valley Az. 85614 in memory of Chad which will be given to his son, Thomas.