R. James Griffin,of Johnson City, 79, went to be with the Lord on February 9, 2018. Jim was predeceased by his first wife Rosalie and grandson Christopher Carroll. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Beverly; daughter Lori (Tom) Micha,sons Bill (Heidi) Carroll, Bob (Kim) Carroll, Michael Carroll, and Rick (Michelle) Carroll. Grandchildren Jamie(Dan), Jessica (Darian), Billie Jo (Mike), Sean, Cameron, Katrina, Crysta, Amanda and Kylie & 4 great-grandchildren, many treasured nieces and nephews. Also survived by special cousins Jan and Dave Lutsic and family. Jim was a devoted member of St. James Church where he served as a past Parish Counsel President, head usher and as chairman of the Hope Appeal for many years. Jim was a dedicated employee of Sears for 35 years and has served as President of the Retiree Club for many years. Jim and Bev loved to travel and had the opportunity to visit Ireland during their wonderful 12 years together. Jim loved to read, was an incredible history buff and loved spending time visiting with his family and friends. Jim was a life-long fan of the Boston Red Sox and N.E. Patriots. A Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday 9:30 AM at St. James Church 131 Main Street, Johnson City, New York. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Friends may call at the J.F. Rice Funeral Home, Inc. 150 Main Street Johnson City, Wednesday from 3-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. James Church.