Mr. Neutral’s Mom

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Mr. Neutral’s Mom

Postby ChitownSteve » Thu Mar 19, 2020 10:57 pm

Noticed in today’s Chicago Tribune that Margaret “Maggie” Griffin, age 99, passed away. She was the Mother of our departed friend, Gary, aka “Mr. Neutral” on this Board.

May she Rest In Peace.
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Re: Mr. Neutral’s Mom

Postby muskieman » Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:40 pm

I am sure Gary was there to meet her. GOD bless her soul
I asked a ref if he could give me a technical foul for thinking bad things about him. He said, of course not. I said, well, I think you stink. And he gave me a technical. You can't trust em.
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Re: Mr. Neutral’s Mom

Postby edgecliff hall » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:55 pm

I wish I could have known Gary. He seemed to be a high quality human being. And also his Mother and Sister.
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Re: Mr. Neutral’s Mom

Postby JTG » Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:49 pm

edgecliff hall wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:55 pm
I wish I could have known Gary. He seemed to be a high quality human being. And also his Mother and Sister.
I was in Gary's class at X, and I can attest he was a great guy. He was easily as funny as his famous sister. Years later, I saw him at an Alum reception in Indy after a game, and honestly my face hurt from laughing after about 20 minutes. He knew his hoops, was funny as hell, and a very nice guy.
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Re: Mr. Neutral’s Mom

Postby Anti-Homer » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:04 pm

JTG wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:49 pm
edgecliff hall wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:55 pm
I wish I could have known Gary. He seemed to be a high quality human being. And also his Mother and Sister.
I was in Gary's class at X, and I can attest he was a great guy. He was easily as funny as his famous sister. Years later, I saw him at an Alum reception in Indy after a game, and honestly my face hurt from laughing after about 20 minutes. He knew his hoops, was funny as hell, and a very nice guy.
Condolences to Neutral's family. He and I sparred a lot, and though it sometimes became animated, it never got personal, nor lingered to the next topic. When did he graduate, and who was his sister? I just know he worked in public office as a DA I believe.
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Re: Mr. Neutral’s Mom

Postby JTG » Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:55 pm

He graduated in 72, and his sister is commedian/ tv personality Kathy Griffin
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Re: Mr. Neutral’s Mom

Postby Anti-Homer » Fri Mar 27, 2020 7:17 pm

JTG wrote:
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:55 pm
He graduated in 72, and his sister is commedian/ tv personality Kathy Griffin
That's right.

Rings a bell now. I forgot his last name was Griffin.
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Re: Mr. Neutral’s Mom

Postby edgecliff hall » Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:09 am

Does anybody have a picture of Gary?
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Re: Mr. Neutral’s Mom

Postby gundun » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:24 pm

Here is Gary's obit and it has a photo

https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chica ... =169270042
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Re: Mr. Neutral’s Mom

Postby edgecliff hall » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:54 pm

Many thanks Gundun for the photo plus obit. I've had some good Chicago friends from Xavier and the Army. Wish Gary could have been one of them. Thanks again for your kind response.

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