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Mark  Griffith

Mark Joseph Griffith

Thursday, June 20th, 1957 - Tuesday, March 16th, 2021
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Obituary

Mark Joseph Griffith, age 63, of Pikesville, MD, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Sinai Hospital, Baltimore, MD.

Mark was born June 20, 1957, in Albany, NY the son of Arlene Misurelli Griffith and the late Joseph F. Griffith, Jr.
He was the husband of the late Susan Claire Griffith.

Mark served in the United States Air Force. He was an Auto body Technician for Canby Motors for 30 years. Enjoyed Motorcycle Riding and Collecting.

He is survived by his Sons Daniel and Thomas Griffith. Also survived by his brother Scott Griffith, sister Joanne Munderville, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Gathering of family and friends and Memorial Service will be held at Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA., 1212 W. Old Liberty Road, Sykesville, MD (Beside South Carroll High School) on Friday, March 26, 2021 from 1:00-3:00PM, with LIVE STREAM with Military Honors and Memorial Service starting at 3:00 PM at the Funeral Home. Social Distancing and Mask required

Black jeans and boots attire is optional ---please wear clothing like Mark would black jeans and boots.

Private interment at Garrison Forest Veteran Cemetery

Arrangements by Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, P.A. Online Condolences at www.Burrier-Queen.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 26th, 2021 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 26th, 2021 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    Address
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Black jeans and boots attire is optional ---please wear clothing like Mark would black jeans and boots.
  • Service

    Friday, March 26th, 2021 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, March 26th, 2021 3:00pm
    Location
    Burrier-Queen Funeral Home & Crematory, PA
    Address
    1212 W. Old Liberty Road
    SYKESVILLE, MD 21784
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    with Military Honors

    LIVE STREAM WILL START AT 2:50 PM

    Black jeans and boots attire is optional ---please wear clothing like Mark would black jeans and boots.
  • Interment

    Location
    Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery
    Address
    Garrison Forest Rd.
    OWINGS MILLS, MD
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    private

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Posted at 12:06pm
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William Jarvis

Posted at 10:00pm
Some of my earliest memories are of Sunday afternoons at my grandparents house in Saratoga Springs. All of my uncles, aunts, and cousins came together there every Sunday for B-B-Q in the summer and massive Italian meals during the colder months.

There were four of us boy cousins who were all about the same age. While our Dads were gathered in the back yard or around the kitchen table drinking Rheingold, or later Molson beer, and our Moms were preparing meals, we were off on adventures of mischief that led us all over the neighborhood. Never anything ominous, but suffice to say that there were many of those adventures that with the synergy of four young imaginations, escalated into some questionable affairs. All better left to memory.

As we grew up our two Moms and families often stayed together during hunting season when our Dad’s were away at camp. These times were always great fun and not without there own share of adventures.

But the real adventures started when Mark and family moved to Queensbury where our family was already living. A lot of those entailed dirt bikes. We would ride for hours and hours and then spend days and days fixing the inevitable damage from overextending our skill level. Mark was always the one who ‘knew’ how to fix things and his Dad, my uncle Joe, had every tool imaginable. (If it was not base repair knowledge, he was really good at making it up along the way.) The bikes were always ready by the weekend for the next adventure. And then the cycle would repeat. We spent a lot of time in the garage.

This morphed into cars and we always seemed to have a repair project going at any given time. Mark excelled at this. We had many projects and many challenges. He always had a solution, though again, i think most of those were improvised on the spot. It came to be that many a person would come by to see Mark with a car issue. He was well known and admired for his repair skills.

We had a fabulous time during those years, drank more than a few Budweisers, had few cares and lots of good laughs.

Through knowing him for all these years, i can say that Mark was a highly intelligent, deep thinker, with a sense of humor that meshed well with his easy going, gentle nature. He was generous with everything he had and could spin a yarn ad infinitum. You could not help but like him and everyone that met him did.

My only regret is that as we grew older and our paths diverged, we saw each other only occasionally. Even though those times were instantly like it was just yesterday, there were way too few of those times.

Rest In Peace Cus. Till we meet again, I will cherish the memories.
TJ

Tom Jarvis

Posted at 11:30am
So sorry for your loss! I have great memories of growing up with Mark! Our car and motorcycle projects were such fun and Mark was a wealth of knowledge! Wish our adult lives were closer!

Tom Jarvis
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Matthew Munderville

Posted at 01:58pm
My uncle Mark was the most welcoming and accepting person I have ever known. For nearly three years, I spent every Sunday afternoon and evening with the Baltimore Griffiths, grilling chicken wings and drinking light beer with Mark before gathering for one of Sue’s home-cooked meals. I never knew who else to expect: it could be a friendly neighbor or two (or three, or four…) coming by for small talk; a former NFL player Mark occasionally hunted looking to reminisce; a retired JPL physicist who would swing by with his young son to spend a few pleasant hours…Mark’s network of friends was vast, varied, and utterly dumbfounding to a fresh college grad whose idea of diversity was “bridging the gap” between young twenty-somethings who liked rock climbing and young twenty-somethings who liked juggling.

Mark was incredibly generous with his time and his possessions. His collection of motorcycles varied on a monthly basis as he brought home new projects from the shop only to give them away, seemingly at random, once they were finally up and running. Mark helped me to buy my first car and, after a collision with a deer crushed a good portion of the engine block, helped me to “Frankenstein” it back to life with parts from a complementarily-destroyed vehicle. No small task, mind you—every weekend from Thanksgiving to Christmas, Mark and I spent a few hours at his shop tearing out, buffing, painting, and otherwise restoring my “total loss” to working order.

Mark was a gifted story-teller; while no one would say that his stories were without exaggeration or repetition, I will say that I was always engaged and engrossed. I was fascinated by the way he spun his yarn, his obvious enjoyment in remembering and reliving the absurd, amusing, often vaguely illegal situations he found himself in. His willingness to share those memories, totally unfiltered and without pretense. I would later joke with others (my parents, Gram) that I often had once again “gotten stuck” at Mark’s, missing my intended hour of departure by literal hours. But I would, once again, be right back there the week after, and the week after that one...

Uncle Mark, I will miss your stories. Rest in peace.
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