Timothy Schuyler Griggs
April 6, 1942 – February 10, 1983
Tim Griggs was born in New York, NY, arriving at Yale from Kent School, CT. A history major, he belonged to St. Anthony Hall, the Elizabethan Club, the Corinthian Yacht Club, the Glee Club, Duke's Men, the Yale Film Society, and Naval ROTC. After finishing his B.A. Tim served in the U.S. Navy for 2 years.
After the Navy, Tim took an M.A. in History at Yale, and then another in Spanish from the Univ. of Madrid. There he joined Young & Rubicam Advertising, and later joined a market-research company.
While living in Madrid, Tim married Giselle Elvira Correa. In 1972 he entered the Foreign Service, posted first to Paris, France. His first daughter Mayra was born in Madrid in 1973. His second daughter, Vanessa, was born in 1974.
Tim had a very successful career as a Foreign Service officer, with posts to Ankara, Buenos Aires, Barcelona, and Madrid.
He was a devoted husband and an exceptional father, a charismatic and caring man who made friends everywhere he went while touching many people's lives.
Tim died from a heart attack on February 10, 1983 while living in Spain. We miss and remember him every day.