Amy Griffin Bird-watcher, gardener

December 04, 1990

Services for Amy Griffin, a former teacher who liked gardening and bird watching, will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Skiles Funeral Home, 210 W. Main St., Emmitsburg.

Mrs. Griffin, who was 83 and had moved to Emmitsburg from the Guilford area of Baltimore in 1972, died Saturday at Carroll County General Hospital of complications from gall bladder surgery.

Her husband, Gerald E. Griffin, retired in 1972 as editorial page editor of The Sun.

The former Amy Olsen was a native of Nebraska and a graduate of the University of Nebraska.

She taught in a rural school in Nebraska until her marriage in 1929, a year before her husband joined The Sun and they moved to the Baltimore area.

They also lived in England and in Chevy Chase during assignments to the London and Washington bureaus of The Sun.

Mrs. Griffin was active in the Emmitsburg Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her husband, her survivors include three daughters, Mary Simms of Washington, Ellen Burgoyne of Bethesda and Sally Hickey of Chevy Chase; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

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