Claire Griffiths

Obituary of Claire Griffiths

Claire Humphrey Griffiths Born October 27, 1926, Claire Humphrey Griffiths went home to her Lord on August 23, 2012. Claire was born in the Bronx, New York. She is a graduate of Mamaroneck High School and the War Service College of Syracuse University New York. She was a member of the Lambda Chapter of the Theta Phi Alpha Sorority. On June 25, 1949 she married Richard Warren Griffiths at St. Augustine’s Church in Larchmont, New York. In 1957 they moved to Pacific Palisades, California where they resided for over 45 years raising their three children. In their retirement years they moved to Santa Barbara, California to be closer their daughters. Claire and Dick were married for fifty- five years until his passing in 2005. Claire worked in real estate for over 25 years working for the top companies of Century 21, Prudential, and Coldwell Banker. She served as a member of the Westside Guild of Children’s Hospital for over 15 years. She was elected to Second Vice President in 1973 and became President in 1974. Her love of tennis especially mixed doubles, carried her into charity fund raising and social events that brought her tremendous joy and fulfillment. An active member of Corpus Christi Church in Pacific Palisades she served as a member of the Sacred Heart Guild supporting church activities. She is survived by her daughter, Sharon Troll, (husband Jim Head), of Santa Barbara, Ca., daughter, Robin Rodnick, (husband Jeff) of Santa Barbara, her son John Humphrey Griffiths,(wife Pat), of Beaverton, Oregon, and grand children Christopher Troll, Katherine Troll, Kaitlyn Rodnick, Jordan Rodnick, and Parker Griffiths. A memorial gathering was held on November 9, 2012 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Montecito, CA.
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