OBITUARY

Donald Ralph Griffith

February 16, 1934April 7, 2013

Donald R. Griffith, 79, of Scrabble Road, passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013 in City Hospital. Born February 16, 1934 in Martinsburg, he was the son of the late Ralph Ezra Griffith and Ruth Virginia (Welch) Griffith. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, and a member of Mt. Wesley United Methodist Church. He retired from V.A.M.C. where he was a truck driver for 29 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeremy Tabler; son-in-law, James Tabler, Sr.; sister, Geraldine Griffith, and a brother, Bruce Griffith. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Asako (Matsumizu) Griffith, five children, Debra Tabler, Karen Griffith, Patricia Barrett, and her husband Richard, Wayne Griffith, and his wife Kimberly, Lisa Wright, and her husband James; a sister, Louise Brady, and her husband Bob; an uncle, William Welch; and ten grandchildren, J.R. Barrett, J.T. Tabler, D.D. Barrett, Matt Barrett, John Paul Tabler, J.W. Wright, Ben Wright, Brandi Griffith, David Grove, and Sarah McKinney. He is also survived by nine great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Tuesday, April, 9, 2013 from 6-8 at Rosedale Funeral Home, Martinsburg. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, at 1 PM in Rosedale Funeral Home with Dr. G. Edward Grove officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Pleasant View Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Wesley UMC, 4622 Scrabble Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443. Condolences may be sent to www.rosedalefuneral.com.

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, April 10, 2013
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Donald Ralph Griffith

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Janet Dabrowski

April 15, 2013

Kim and family, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
My deepest and most sincere sympathy to all

April 11, 2013

ALICE I THINK OF YOU ALL OFTEN WITH MUCH LOVE. MAY GOD COMFORT AND BLESS YOU IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. PEGGY SISTER-IN-LAW

April 10, 2013

We are so sorry we can't be with the family today. Love and Hugs to Alice and the entire family. Gretchen Seibert (cousin of Donald), husband Tom Kozikowski, and son Isaiah Kozikowski

Matt Seibert

April 10, 2013

My heart and prayers go out to you. Much love and many thoughts - Matt Seibert, son of Barbara Welch Seibert

larry and shilo welch jr

April 10, 2013

your family will be in r prayers larry and shilo welch jr

karen and tim jordan

April 10, 2013

"My condolences to the family for your loss karen and tim jordan

April 9, 2013

Karen and family, I was so sorry to hear of your losses. Please know that you all are in my prayers.

Debbie Sizemore
Springville, Alabama

April 9, 2013

My condolences to the family for your loss. During this difficult time, may you find comfort in one another and in drawing close to God in prayer.
Jeremiah 29:12,13

FROM THE FAMILY