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Mark Leon Griswold DVM

November 23, 1945 November 1, 2017
Mark Leon Griswold DVM
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Obituary for Mark Leon Griswold DVM

Mark Leon Griswold D.V.M., a resident of Milford, Michigan and former long time resident of Spring Hill, Florida died at home in the care of his family on November 1, 2017 after a six-year long battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy.

He is survived by Arlene, his beloved wife of over forty-seven years; brothers, Richard (the late Barbara) Griswold and Dennis (Lee) Griswold; mother-in-law, Dorothy (the late Stanley W.) Neil; brother-in-law, David (Pat) Neil; sister-in-law, Carole (the late Steve) Conner; nieces and nephews, Katherine (Michael) Parrott, Russell Griswold, Kevin (Stacy) Griswold, Michael (Katy) Griswold; Mark (Courtney) Neil, Kim (Bill) Wooster, Adam Neil (Amelia) Conner, Brian Merril (Jill) Conner, Drake (Suzanne) Woodruff, Devon (John) Huhn; uncle, Walter Dombrowski and his many great nieces and nephews and dear friends.

Mark was born in Detroit on November 23, 1945, the son of Henry and Eleanor (Dombrowski) Griswold. Following high school he served his country in the U.S. Naval Intelligence during the Vietnam War. When he returned home he attended Schoolcraft College, and later Michigan State University where he earned his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine. He went on to establish and operate his own veterinary practice, Hernando Animal Hospital in Spring Hill, Florida, for over thirty years. He was an active, and Honor Roll Member of the American Veterinary Medicine Association. He retired in 2011, when he was first diagnosed with his disease, and in 2013 he and Arlene moved permanently from Florida to live year round in their vacation home on the Huron River in Milford, Michigan.

Mark enjoyed his JCW Mini Cooper “Zippy”, which he drove in the “Mini on the Mack” a parade of over 1,300 Mini Coopers over the Mackinac Bridge, drives through Kensington Metro Park, and visits to Panera Bread on Sundays. He also enjoyed opportunities to bike with family, pilot his airplane, host events and parties, and enjoy fine wine with family and friends. He loved to laugh, had an amazing sense of humor, and was a great man who will be dearly missed.

Services will be held privately.

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