Steven G. Griswold


Mr. Steven Gylmoore Griswold, 79, of Severna Park, Md., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022, surrounded by his children and his inseparable soulmate and wife of 56 years, Doris, who he first met at age 15.
Born Jan. 19, 1943, in Baltimore, he attended Loyola High School where he played on its first ever lacrosse team. Steve was also one of the leaders of his school’s football team, and in his senior year the Dons completed a rare undefeated season with a dramatic championship game victory over rival Calvert Hall, where he was selected as the game’s McCormick Spice Unsung Hero. His accomplishments on the field earned him a full athletic scholarship to Boston College, where he would earn a degree in finance. Upon graduation, Steve joined IBM to begin his professional career and was married shortly thereafter. He wanted to return to his family in Maryland, but not before a three-and-a-half-month honeymoon with his new wife that spanned nearly the entirety of Europe and much of North Africa. Steve then started his new career as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch in downtown Baltimore, where he would work for the next 40 years.
Steve loved the art of sales, and in his free time during the 1970s and ’80s, he would make runs down to the lower Eastern Shore of Virginia to buy clams, crabs, and oysters that he would then sell on the side of the road near Annapolis, Md. He retired in 2011 after spending the final years of his career with RBC (Royal Bank of Canada).
A voracious reader with a photographic memory, Steve’s greatest interest in life was providing for his family; whether it be love, comfort, support, or adventure. Steve loved all things Virginia Tech, where son, Matt, played on the baseball team. His hobbies and passions included music, movies, mountain springs, the ocean, and all the wonders and wonderment of the world.
Steve is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Karen; sons, Jim and Matt, as well as the late Marc Griswold; and seven grandchildren.
His viewing was held Wednesday, Dec. 28, at Barranco Severna Park Funeral Home & Cremation Care, P.A., and his funeral was held at St. John the Evangelist church in Severna Park on Dec. 29. A private family burial will be conducted on Friday, Dec. 30, in Wachapreague.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Saxis Island Museum general fund at or Saxis Island Museum, P.O Box 21, Saxis, VA 23427.

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