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Max W. Griffie, 88, of Carlisle and formerly of Enola Rd., Newville, passed away Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Thornwald Home, Carlisle. He was born on Sunday, June 11, 1922, in Bloserville, a son of the late Mervin H. and Clara (Weller) Griffie. He was married for 62 years to the late Mary Jane (Nickel) Griffie, who died May 29, 2006.

Max graduated in 1940 from the former Newville High School. He served as a Staff Sergeant with the Army Air Force during WWII. Max retired after 32 years of service with the Defense Supply Agency-Defense Depot in Mechanicsburg, where he was a warehouse supervisor. He was a member of St. Mary’s United Methodist Church in Bloserville, where he taught young peoples’ Sunday school class for many years. Max was also a beekeeper for many years and turned his hobby into a small part-time business. He was a member of the PA Beekeepers Assoc. for 50 years. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed woodworking and being in the great outdoors of Pennsylvania.

He is survived by one son, James M. Griffie (and wife, Carol) and two daughters; Linda K. Frantz (and husband, David) and Laurie A. Holtry (and husband, John), all of Newville, a sister, Jean Kurtz (and husband, Kenneth) of Carlisle, three grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, twelve step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Max was preceded in death by a brother, Dale Griffie.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 18, 2010 at St. Mary's United Methodist Church, 4133 Enola Rd., Newville, with Rev. Lisa K. Klinger officiating. Burial will be in the Bloserville Cemetery with military honors by Cumberland County Honor Guard. Viewing will held Friday from 6 - 8:00 p.m. in the Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, 630 S. Hanover St., Carlisle and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until time of the services at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in Max’s name to St. Mary’s United Methodist Church.

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Max knew how to inspire the best in each of us.
Thinking of you with Heartfelt Sympathy.

Chester & Hazel Garman

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Griffie family.

Karen Kurtz Weyl

I'm so sorry for your loss pap was always such a sweet man, I know he will surely be missed by all his family and friends. I always enjoyed the bee stories he would share with me when I was a teen. Have comfort in the fact that he is in a better place with no pain or suffering.

Holly "Lehman" McManus

Thinking of you in your time of sorrow, Peace be with you and your family. Will always miss my MAX and MARY!

Deb Morningstar


Dear Jim, Linda and Laurie

Max was a wonderful & kind man who was cheerful and pleasant under any circumstance. He is at peace now, joining Mary, safe and painfree. He will be missed as he was always a pleasure to talk to and I enjoyed very much being his financial advisor for many years. You and your families are in my thoughts and prayers as you fondly hold all of Max's memories close to your hearts. God bless you!

Laurie Lake


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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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(1926 ~ 2009)
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(1892 ~ 1988)
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(1898 ~ 1934)
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(1866 ~ 1924)
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(1831 ~ 1903)

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