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Gladys Griffiths

October 1, 1919 — May 2, 2018

'Gladys G. “Day” Griffiths, 98, passed away on Wednesday, May 02, 2018 at the Lions Center for Rehabilitation and Extended Care.

Born on October 1, 1919 in Pittsburgh, PA, to the late Thomas A. and Laura (Schenk) Miller.  She is also preceded by her husband John W. “Jack” Griffiths; sister, Alice K. Smolter; brother, William G. Miller; two sisters-in-law, Eileen Johnson and Gene Meddings.

Day graduated from Etna High School, Etna, PA in 1938.  She married Jack, who worked for the G.C. Murphy Company, on October 12, 1946.  Because of his job, they lived in various towns in western Pennsylvania (Etna, Butler, Pitcairn, and Sewickley) and finally moved to Frostburg in 1962 where Jack was the manager of the store.  Day devoted herself to her home and family, loved cooking, baking and sewing and was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and LCW for many years.  She and Jack also delighted in taking scenic drives exploring the area whenever they got a chance.  She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Day is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Carter and husband George, Orange Beach, Al, Tammy McClellan and husband Robert, LaVale; one brother, Glenn Miller and wife Betty Jane, Chicago, IL; sister-in-law, Marilyn Urso and husband Vito, Allison Park, PA; seven grandchildren, Jason Carter and wife Miriam, Megan Moreno and husband Frank, Heather Bray, Melissa Reeves, Bryan Reeves and wife Michele, Keith McClellan and Jennifer McClellan; twelve great grandchildren, Simon and Leo Carter, Ryan and Samuel Moreno, Morgan Dickson, Hannah, Emily and Ben Bray, Cameron and Sarah Saville, Josie and Amelia Reeves.

Funeral services will be held at Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, MD, on Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2 pm with Rev. Richard Schoenly officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the service from 1 to 2 pm.

Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made in Day’s memory to, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 227, Frostburg, MD 21532.

The family would like to thank the many caregivers at the Kensington and the Lions Center for their kindness and thoughtfulness during Day's time of residence there.

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