RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- Christopher Mark Griffin, of Rhinebeck, died Thursday, Nov. 3. He was 60.
He was born Dec. 22, 1955, in Rhinebeck, the son of Vincent and Marjorie (Hefferman) Griffin. He graduated with honors in 1974 from Red Hook High School. He went on to earn his bachelor's degree from SUNY Oswego in 1978 with a double major in computer science and German.
Griffin started his career as an intern with IBM while still in college and continued with IBM for a very long and very successful 36 years. His first job at IBM was as an associate programmer on the second shift in Kingston, and he eventually retired as a senior engineer consulting for IBM's largest customers at locations in Europe, Asia, South America, the United States and Canada.
He was very well traveled during his career, visiting major cities throughout the world. An avid downhill skier, he enjoyed skiing the Catskills, Killington, Vt.T and the Swiss Alps during adventures with family and friends from Rhinebeck and Red Hook.
He is survived by his parents, Vincent H. and Marjorie Griffin; brother, Scott F. Griffin; and sister and her partner, Elizabeth Crockett and Paul (Pruitt) Estok.
Funeral services and interment will be private.
Memorial donations may be made in his memory to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.
Arrangements are under the direction of Burnett & White Funeral Homes 7461 S. Broadway, Red Hook.