Griffiths, Clara (Punty) LaVerne (Bierwiler)
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Age 84 of Mclean, VA passed away on Saturday, January 26, 2012 at the Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center, where she was visited by family and friends. She grew up in Elmira, and then lived in Hornell, and Rochester, NY before settling in the Mclean, VA area. Clara excelled as a homemaker and retired from her position as a merchandise representative at K-mart, caring for several family members in her retirement. She is survived by her husband of 65 years Wilton B Griffiths, daughter-in-law Barb (Wurz) Griffiths of Blacksburg, VA, two grandaughters and many nephews, nieces, and her brother Charles Bierwiler of Orchard Park, NY. Clara was especially close to her aunt Vanetta (Johny) Baker of Horseheads, NY. Clara was predeceased by her sons Richard Charles Griffiths and John Bradley Griffiths and was the daughter of the late Clarence Charles Bierwiler and Lottie Ila (Dickson) Bierwiler. There will be a gathering at their home in Mclean, VA to celebrate Clara's life on Thursday, January 31 between the hours of 4 pm and 7 pm. Private internment will take place at National Memorial Park King David Memorial Gardens, Falls Church, VA at the convenience of the family. Remembrances can be left at http://www.nationalfh-mp.com. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Breast Cancer Society.
Published in Star-Gazette from Jan. 30 to Feb. 1, 2013