Lynda C. Griffin of Cheektowaga, who was honored and supported by more than 1,000 people in her battle against Lou Gehrig's disease last October, died of the disease Monday (Sept. 20, 1999) in St. Joseph Hospital, Cheektowaga. She was 54.
The Power of Hope benefit raised funds to help offset her medical expenses and fund research into the cause of amytrophic lateral sclerosis.
Mrs. Griffin was a graduate of Kensington High School and worked at some of the area's largest advertising firms for 20 years, beginning as an administrative assistant at Faller, Klenk & Quinlan and continuing as an executive assistant at Travers/Collins Partners until becoming ill in 1997.
She is survived by her husband, Lawrence J.; a daughter, Kelly O'Neil of Derby; a son, Gerald of Lancaster; her mother, Matilda M. Ernst of Cheektowaga; a brother, Robert Ernst of Cheektowaga; and two grandchildren.
Prayers will be said at 9:30 a.m. Friday in Amigone Funeral Home, 569 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in Infant of Prague Catholic Church, 921 Cleveland Drive, Cheektowaga.