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Chrystyna A. Griffith

Obituary for Chrystyna A. Griffith

July 12, 1946 - April 2, 2021
Wonder Lake, Illinois | Age 74

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Chrystyna A. Griffith, age 74 of Wonder Lake passed away on April 2, 2021 at home with her beloved family by her side.

She was born on July 12, 1946 in Ukraine, the daughter of Paul and Sophie Lewandowskyj. In 1950, Chrystyna and her parents made the long journey and moved to the United States. Chrystyna grew up in Chicago, IL and graduated from Providence High School in 1961. She married Lawrence Griffith from Oceana, West Virginia with whom she had a daughter and son with and later divorced. Before settling down in McHenry, IL, they lived in Round Lake Beach, IL for several years fulfilling her role as a dedicated homemaker and mother. She worked as a nurse's aid at Hillcrest Nursing center, as a private caregiver for a local McHenry resident and part-time as a Front Desk Clerk at the Tamara Royale Inn hotel. She later worked in various manufacturing jobs at Fabrik and McHenry Brake Parts where she then met her loving companion of over 20 years, Ramon Lewis. Chrystyna and Ramon lived in McHenry for several years before moving to Wonder Lake, IL. Chrystyna loved to garden, cook, all things Mickey Mouse, Disney World, decorating for the holidays and any opportunity to celebrate with her family. She was and animal lover and a bit of an animal whisperer. When they weren't lined up at the front door, the squirrels and chipmunks would jump on her lap where she would then feed them by hand.

She is survived by her two children: Tamara Griffith-Letkey and Jason Griffith; her 4 grandchildren: Alexia, Monica, Grace Griffith and Jessica Letkey as well as her longtime companion Ramon Lewis.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her son-in-law William Letkey.

A private family service will take place at a later date to honor and celebrate the life of Chrystyna.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Chrystyna's name can be directed to American Cancer Society donate3.cancer.org or 1 E. Wacker Drive #1500, Chicago IL 60601.

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