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Catherine Scoblick Griffin dies at age 92

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Catherine Scoblick Griffin, age 92, of Warrenton, died at Heritage Village in Gainesville July 27. She was born in Scranton, Pa. February 19, 1927, the daughter of the late John and Filomena Scoblick. 

Catherine graduated from the College of New Rochelle in New York and shortly after met and married her husband Alfred Charles Griffin upon his graduation from West Point Military Academy in New York. After serving in the military, they moved to Arlington while Alfred attended Georgetown University School of Dentistry in Washington.

Catherine and her husband raised their four children in Falls Church. Catherine was very involved with her church as well as Catholic Charities and Meals on Wheels. She worked in real estate for many years.

After her husband passed away in 1989, Catherine made it her mission to establish the Arlington Healing Ministry, along with Father Tuck Grinnell and countless other volunteers. The ministry has helped those in need for more than 29 years. Catherine served as administrator of the ministry for more than 25 years. She lived a life of selflessness and service.

Catherine is survived by three children: Karen Flikeid and her husband, Robert; Alfred C. Griffin Jr.; and William T. Griffin and his wife, Linda; nine grandchildren, Alfred C. Griffin III, Robert C. Griffin, Sallie Griffin Salley, Katie Griffin, Clark William Thomas Griffin, Christian Jarrell Griffin, Connor Griffin, Caroline Grace Flikeid and Davis Christian Flikeid; and three great grandchildren, Barrett, Lucy and Tristan.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her husband; son, Christian J. Griffin; and four siblings.

A Mass of Christian Burial was offered Aug. 5 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. She will be interred with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Arlington Healing Ministry, 42259 Fording Branch Ct., Leesburg, VA 20176.

Online condolences may be made at moserfuneralhome.com.


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