Carol Griffiths Specker

April 3, 1942 ~ June 21, 2020 (age 78)


Carol Griffiths Specker
June 21, 2020

Carol Griffiths Specker passed away in the presence of her loving husband on Sunday, June 21, 2020 in Fort Myers, Fla. Carol was born April 3, 1942 in Scranton, Pa., to Orville and Gretchen (Bodansky) Griffiths. 
Carol grew up in Scranton with her loving parents. After being an honor student at Scranton Technical High School, her career began as an executive secretary at the International Salt Company where she met the love of her life, John David Specker. As Dave was working in corporate life, Carol was instrumental in establishing a loving home for their family in numerous locations including Morrisville, Pa.; Highland Park, N.J.; Hillsborough, N.J.; Bethlehem, Pa.; Crofton, Md.; Delran, N.J.; East Amherst, N.Y.; and Fort Myers, Fla. Carol then went on to help Dave create an international training and development company, PDC & Associates, where she served as the CFO and vice president of administration.
Carol was an avid reader and loved spending time with her husband traveling around the world and playing MahJong. She and her husband, Dave, loved boating and spending time with their various groups of friends from the Buffalo Launch Club, “The SAGOS” (Seniors Against Growing Old), and their wonderful friends within their community in Florida.  Carol was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Gretchen Griffiths, of Scranton, Pa.
Carol is survived by her loving husband, David Specker, and their two children, Dana Specker Watts and Scott (Sharon) Specker, and their six grandchildren, Griffin, Ethan, Dylan, Evan, Avery and Luke.
A private memorial service for the family will be held at the Buffalo Launch Club. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SPCA serving Erie County at 300 Harlem Road, West Seneca, NY 14224 or online at Arrangements are being handled by Harvey-Engelhardt Funeral & Cremation Services.

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