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DONALD B. GRISWOLD, RETIRED SHERIFF'S DEPUTY, ARTIST

Donald B. Griswold, 70, an artist and retired Erie County sheriff's deputy, died Thursday (July 24, 1997) at Mitchell Campus of Hospice Buffalo, Cheektowaga, after a long illness.

The Buffalo native worked for five sheriffs over a period of 32 years until his retirement in 1990. He worked in the identification department at the time of his retirement.

A resident of the West Side, Griswold was known for his work in watercolors and painting of buildings and boats.

Survivors include his dear friend of 26 years, Katherine Kirkendall; two daughters, Catherine M. of Baltimore and Patricia L. Ventura; a son, Donald of Houston; and four grandchildren.

A private memorial service will be held Monday.

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