Robyn Griggs Wiley died in hospice care on Saturday August 13 after a two-year battle with cancer at the age of 49. Robyn is best known for her acting and singing skills which propelled her to stardom in theatre, television and film. Robyn was born in Tunkhannock, PA on April 30, 1973 to her parents Terry and Patricia Finch Griggs.
Robyn is survived by her parents as well as her husband, Mark Wiley, her Fur Baby Ralphie, her sisters, Penny Renoll (David Renoll), Wendy Keller (Richard Keller), Sandy Clark (Greg Clark) and her brother Sean Griggs as well as many other family members who loved him.
Robyn found stardom at the age of 3 when she first appeared in the high school production of “A Doll’s House” which was directed by her brother-in-law David Renoll. Bitten by the gaming virus, Robyn was on her way. From the Broadway tour of “Gypsy” to playing “Annie” in New York City from 8 to 14 and multiple other productions, Robyn has left her mark. She made her way to television making her debut as the host of Nickelodeon’s “Rated K” and continuing until she landed her first role as “Stephanie” on “One Life to Live. from ABC. This was followed by Robyn’s most notorious role as “Maggie Cory” on NBC’s “Another World” where she was a family staple from 1993 to 1995. Robyn’s love of “Bad Horror Movies” got her to star on the big screen in several B-horror movies. Robyn’s family called her their “Over-Achiever” because if Robyn wanted to do it, she did it.
On July 4, 2013 Robyn married her husband Mark Wiley and their journey and love affair took them across the country as she was by Mark’s side all along as he was the PGA Golf Professional on several locations in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Illinois and currently in Flagstaff AZ. It was during this time that Robyn played perhaps her greatest role. She was diagnosed with Stage 4 Adeno-Endocervical Cancer in August 2020 and has taken it upon herself, using her platform, to educate and inform women around the world about the importance of women’s health and gender. HPV vaccine. Through numerous podcast appearances and other testimonials from many people, Robyn’s efforts and words have touched more than she will ever know. She was a “life changer”. Clearly Heaven needed a special angel and no audition was necessary for the role.
Services will be Saturday, September 10 at Hempfield United Methodist Church, reception line at 10 a.m., service at 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Lancaster Humane League in memory of Robyn Griggs Wiley.
Lancaster Humane League: 2195 E Lincoln Hwy, Lancaster, PA 17602