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Clarence Edward Griffie

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Clarence Edward Griffie, 73, of Newville, passed away Saturday, November 24, 2012, at M. S. Hershey Medical Center. He was born on Wednesday, February 8, 1939, in Carlisle, a son of the late Parker Leroy Griffie and Bertie (Oiler) Griffie.

Ed was a 1957 graduate of Big Spring High School, Newville, where he was on the varsity football and basketball teams. He was a drywall finisher and had worked for several area contractors. Ed enjoyed gardening and loved growing cantalopes and watermelons. In 1951, Ed was a pitcher for the PA State runner-up Little League team, the Newville Yankees at Williamsport. Ed was an avid New York Yankees fan.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 49 years, Gloria L. (Stevens) Griffie, two brothers; Ray E. and James O. Griffie, both of Newville, three sisters; Dorothy Kressler of Carlisle, Barbara Sims of Altamonte Springs, FL and Ida Freed of Seligman, AZ, a sister-in-law, Ruth Griffie of Carlisle, many nieces and nephews and his Shih Tzu canine companion, Samme. Ed was preceded in death by two brothers; Richard and Glenn Griffie.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, at 1:30 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, with Pastor Timothy Wheeler officiating. Burial will be in Cumberland Valley Memorial Gardens, Carlisle. A viewing will be on Wednesday from 12:00 noon until time services at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Inc.
Since 1853
630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013
Phone:  (717) 243-2421
 
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Steven A. Ewing, FD, Supervisor, Owner
 
William M. Ewing, FD
(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1926 ~ 2009)
Jessie Morrison Ewing, FD
(1892 ~ 1988)
William J. Ewing, FD
(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
Alexander B. Ewing, FD
(1831 ~ 1903)

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