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Leona Jean Griffiths, 100, formerly of New Castle, passed away Oct. 12, 2017, in Montgomery, N.Y.
Born July 13, 1917, in New Castle, Pa., she was the daughter of Russell B. and Ethel Mae Crane.
She was preceded in death on May 6, 2002, by her beloved husband of 68 years, John P. "Jack" Griffiths, whom she married Oct. 11, 1933.
After completion of high school, Leona, alongside her husband Jack, were the owners and operators of Griffiths' Market for over 50 years.
Leona was a member of the Triple M Sunday School Class at First Baptist Church and a choir member for many years. She served as a past president of Rose Avenue PTA and New Castle Elementary PTA.
She is survived by one son, John M. Griffiths of Montgomery, N.Y., and two grandsons, Jonathan and Kyle Griffiths.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Russell J. Crane.
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road.
A funeral service will be at the funeral home immediately following visitation at 1 p.m. with the Rev. John Yergan officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.
Online condolences and shared memories of Leona may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on October 18, 2017
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