William Bastable Griffith


William Bastable Griffith

Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Death 18 Dec 2011 (aged 93)
Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Row F North, Lot 1, Site 1b
Memorial ID 82396272 View Source

- Howard Griffith [1878-1942]
- Margaret Elizabeth (Perry) Griffith [1879-1959]

Married Barbara Ann (Smith) Griffith on April 18, 1947 in Takoma Park, MD.

- Mary Patricia Griffith

Military Service
US Army - WWII
Enlisted: April 11, 1942
368 Bombardment Squadron "H"
306 Bombard Group "H"
Discharged: October 2, 1945 at Fort Meade


William B. Griffith (93), a ninth generation Marylander of Beallsville, MD died December 18, 2011. He was the son of Howard and Elizabeth Perry Griffith. He was married to Barbara Smith Griffith for 53 years until her death in 2000.

Bill retired from Montgomery County Government in 1976 as chief of Zoning and Licenses and was certified by the Circuit Court as an expert witness on zoning matters. He attended Montgomery Blair High School, Green Briar Military Academy in Lewisburg, WV and the University of Maryland and served with the US Army Eighth Air Force in Europe in World War II from 1942-1945.

Mr. Griffith was a member of St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Poolesville, MD where he served as Vestryman, Junior Warden, Lector and Sunday School teacher. He served as chief and president of the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, Beallsville, MD, and as an active fireman and rescue squad member, responded to emergency calls for 57 years. He organized and trained the original rescue squad for the Department.

Bill is survived by his step-son, Russell B. Shetterly and wife, Ann; his daughter, Mary Pat Wilson; his grandchildren, Barbara Mowery, Krista Parrott, Michael Shetterly, Joan Loquist, Katherine Longbrake and Laura Cooper; nineteen great-grandchildren and a beloved friend and caring neighbor, Doris Lewis.

A memorial service will be held at St. Peter's Church, 20100 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, on January 3, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Peter's Church, PO Box 387, 20100 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837 or the Upper Montgomery County Volunteer Fire Department, 19801 Beallsville Road, Beallsville, MD 20839.


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