Tributes, Reflections, and Stories about The Right Rev. Frank Tracy Griswold
St. Martin’s would not be the beloved parish it is to us today were it not for the abundant love,
faith, and leadership of a great man who was simply “Frank” to us whom we were blessed to
call our own during his eleven years as rector from 1974-1985.
In the days following his death last Sunday, March 5 th , at age 85, we have decided to invite all of you to share and send your stories, reflections, and tributes to us that we will collect and give to the Griswold family.
Frank touched many of us in many different ways. “He talked me out of joining the CIA,” one
man said to me after church last Sunday. Another woman said her daughter, who only knew
Frank as young child, threatened to be married by a Justice of the Peace if her mother didn’t get
Frank to officiate at her wedding because “He talked to me about God.”
He talked to all of us about God through his heart, mind, and soul, but mostly through the joy
that always spilled forth from him as a man in love with life because he was in love with Christ.
In my last conversation with him in January, I asked Frank if he ever thought what his legacy
might be. With a sparkle in his eye and a bit of a chuckle he said, “That’s really for others to
Please send your reflections to [email protected] with “Griswold Tribute” in the header.
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