HAMILTON, Ohio - Clarence J. Griffith, age 99, of Hamilton, Ohio, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at Mercy Franciscan at Schroder.
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He was born in Spears, Ky., on April 17, 1913, the son of the late Robert Marshall and Anna Lisa (Walker) Griffith. On June 13, 1936, in Newport, R.I., Clarence married his wife, Margaret (Corey) Griffith, and they enjoyed fifty-one wonderful years together until her passing on December 22, 1987. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of the Plantsville Congregational Church, and a member of Friendship #33 A.F. & A.M. in Southington.
Clarence is survived by his two daughters, Mary Ann (William) Barbier and Carol "CJ" Couto; seven grandchildren, Catherine, Scott, Sharon, Andrea, Mark, Todd and Stacie; eight great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; brothers, Lee and Marshall; and sisters, Christine and Dora. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made in Clarence's name to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 3229 Burnet Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45229. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.Webb-Noonan.com.
Published in The Record-Journal on Oct. 21, 2012