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Asako “Alice” Marie Griffith

Nov 8, 2013

Asako “Alice” Marie Griffith, 82, of Shepherdstown, passed away on Nov. 1, 2013, surrounded by her family.

Born Jan. 2, 1931, in Fukuoka, Japan; she was the daughter of the late Hanji and Some Matsumizu.

Alice was a member of Mt. Wesley United Methodist Church, a lifetime PTA member, and a 4H leader.

She retired after 25 years of service as a cook, from Bedington Elementary School.

In addition to her parents, Alice is preceded in death by her husband, Donald Griffith; sister, Yumiko Kajiyama; brother, Sanji Matsumizu, grandson, Jeremy Tabler; and one son-in-law, James Tabler Sr.

Alice is survived by her five children, Debra Tabler, Karen Griffith, Patricia Barrett and her husband, Richard Sr., Wayne Griffith and his wife, Kimberly, and Lisa Wright and her husband, James Jr.; sister, Ruriko Yoshitake; brothers, Yoshinori and Mitsugu Matsumizu; sister-in-law, Louise Brady; and brother-in-law, Robert Brady; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one uncle; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at Rosedale Funeral Home, with Dr. G. Ed Grove officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant View Memory Gardens.

Pallbearers were JR Barrett, Donald Barrett, Matthew Barrett, JT Tabler, John Tabler, JW Wright, Ben Wright, and David Grove; with honorary pallbearers, Brandi Griffith and Sarah McKinney.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Mt. Wesley United Methodist Church, 4622 Scrabble Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443.