Carl Michael Griffin

Carl Michael Griffin

He was the guy everybody loved, mostly because he never lost his boyish ways.  Griff never had millions, but whatever he did have you’d be welcome to if you needed it; generous to a fault.  

As a handyman, no one turned a better wrench.  Though he never had any children he made up for it with his nephew and niece. Jordan got lots of life tips from him (though he was probably a little too young to be getting them) and Alisha was the only one to call him Carl (technically Uncle Carl, but it was his legal name.)  

He cheered for theEagles (or shouted at them) and was in attendance for the Philly Special.  Mike may have placed a wager from time to time, but it probably dated back to his days as a dealer at theShowboat. He was an employee of the The Phoenix in Phila and adored both his co-workers and residents. 

Mike is survived by his mother, Joan; his sisters, Laurie Greenstein (Barry), Jeannine Gelernt, Nephew, Jordan Gelernt, and niece, Alisha Greenstein and was pre-deceased by his father, Frank, brother Frankie and life partner, Marge Harmon. Also survived by many loving Uncles, Aunts and cousins. He is also survived by his beloved cat, Slate.

Come celebrate 53 great years Sunday 6-8 p.m. and Monday 10-11 a.m. at Daley LifeCelebration, Swedesboro where there will be an 11 a.m. service.  Interment Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro. In lieu of flowers, donations can me made to: Make a Wish New Jersey, 1384 Perrineville Road, Monroe Township, NJ 08831


  1. Aunt Lois says:

    Always a kid at heart had a great laugh. A super handyman. Love him forever

  2. Frances Engler says:

    My deepest condolences to the entire Griffin family. My heart breaks for you all and for the loss of my friend. I pray you all find inner strength and the peace you need to carry on. That’s what Mike would want. Rip Griff! Love you bud, until we meet again.
    Love Franny

  3. Maria Cirone says:

    Oh my goodness – I had no idea this is your brother 💔
    I’m so sorry & sad to learn this. I’m sending love & sympathy to you and your family. Praying that God gives you all strength & keeps you close in His Care.

  4. Rudy Baboolal says:

    There are no words to describe Mike. Always have a story to tell to brighten up the day. Every time he goes to the store there is always something he will bring back for you. Never say No when you ask him to do something
    There will never be another Mike
    As my friend and co-work he was very dear to me.
    I will always feel the love you spread at the Phoenix
    R.I.P. my friend. Gone to soon

  5. Myles Johnson says:

    Mike was a awesome guy to work along with at the Phoenix Condos. Was amazed at his mechanical expertise,especially in drywall installations. He was always happy and had a good conversation about anything. Will be missed for sure.

  6. Michelle Nielsen says:

    It’s still hard to believe that Mike is no longer with us. I worked Mike for the last 4 year at the Phoenix Condominium. He was truly the nicest person and would go out of his way for anyone. He was by far, the BIGGEST Eagles fan I have ever met and he was so proud of that. My deepest condolences to the entire Griffin Family for your loss. We will sure miss Mike, and it was a pleasure to know him and work with him. Rest Easy Mike!

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