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Barbara Griswold

Barbara Griswold

Obituary of Barbara Griswold

Barbara F. Griswold, age 68, of Lindley, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016 at Guthrie Corning Hospital. She was born on August 21, 1947 in Corning, the daughter of Dean H. and Carol B. (Willett) Griswold.

Barbara was very family oriented and she cherished the time she spent with them especially the grandchildren. She traveled many times to Virginia to spend time with them. It should be noted that in the course of the last few years, her daughter-in-law, Kimberly became her best friend. She loved to sing Broadway music and went to New York City as often as she could to take lessons with a voice teacher there. Barbara enjoyed the theater, she loved her Water Aerobics Instructor position at Healthworks and she began many new friendships with those who took the class. Barbara liked to relax with a glass of wine and she liked to sing and play the piano.

She is survived by her husband, Graham Howard, son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Kimberly Underwood of Chesapeake, Virginia, brother and sister-in-law, Scott and Meghan (Therry) Griswold of Webster, grandchildren, Khaleb Kozlik-Underwood, Kyle Underwood, and Lauren Underwood, nephew, Scott Griswold, nieces Heather and Amanda Blaikie and many cousins.

Family and friends are invited to call at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney St., Corning, on Saturday, July 2, 2016 from Noon to 2:00 pm. A celebration of Barbara's life will follow there at 2:00 pm.

To leave kind words or to share a memory, please visit www.PhillipsFuneralHome.com

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06/17/16 07:09 AM #1    

Marjorie Sayles (Shew)

I remewmber Barbara from grade school. I remember being very  interested in the fact that her church had different beliefs from mine; that she was not supposed to dance. Maybe that church also kept her from getting the scarey polio vaccene? That would make her the envy of all of us. 

The posting here makes it sound like she had a great life . I send deepest sympathy to her family  whom  I know must miss her very much.

Sincerely '

Marjorie Sayles Shew

06/17/16 04:09 PM #2    

W Ridgely Haines Jr. Ed. D

So sorry to hear about Barbara's passing - my prayers are with her family and friends.

06/18/16 11:49 AM #3    

Judith Walton (Hanley)

I am so saddened to hear of Barbara's passing. As our numbers dwindle, I am sad that I did not keep in touch with my buds. Texas seems so far away. As the years pass, my memories of Corning get better and sweeter.  It sounds like Barbara's love of music continued throughout her life. She was so talented, and loved her music!  I know how much her family must miss her. Know they are not alone.



06/18/16 11:53 AM #4    

Sally A. Shaddock (Matthews)

Barb and I were "best buds" from the sandbox through high school, and were in each other's weddings. We had recently reconnected on Facebook and had shared many fond memories of our childhood. I actually had a comment from her a few days before her death. She was in great shape and was loving life. She and I could always find something to laugh about, even though we were different in many ways and had different views on a lot of things. I was shocked when she passed so suddenly and I'm getting choked up as I write this. My heartfelt sympathies go out to her family, especially her son, Matt, and grandchildren. I know how much she loved you. Rest in peace, my dear friend.

Sally Shaddock Matthews


06/19/16 07:15 PM #5    

Gregory Bell


I am so sorry to hear that Barbara has passed away.  She was an important part of my growing up.  Barbara and I were in Sunday School together from childhood until I went off to college in Albany.  While Marjorie above was polite enough not to say that Barbara's church was pretty weird, it certainly influenced the lives of many of us in a generally good way.  (It actually never had any rules about dancing.  It sounds like that rule came from one of the other weird religions).  Barbara's mother, Carol, was a friend of my family, and she was also my piano teacher for many years.  

It is a pleasure seeing comments from my classmates. 

It doesn't seem real that Barbara could be gone.  I certainly wish her family well.  

06/20/16 10:58 PM #6    

Carol Gaby (Money)

I recognize many of the names coming about Barb's passing. I know I knew you during my school years in corning. I lost all my yearbooks in a fire many years ago so it is nice to have the website.

Barb had a very full life. My sympathies to Barb's family.

06/21/16 07:53 AM #7    

Susan Jamison (Kath)

My sympathy to Barbara's husband and family. You are in my prayers.

06/21/16 09:35 PM #8    

Annabelle Lanphear (Burns)

I can't believe that someone so full of vitallitly is gone!  Barb will be missed my many, iincluding me.  My sympathy to her family.

06/22/16 08:48 AM #9    

Diane Kosty (Louison)

My sympathy and prayers for Barbara's family.  Rest in Peace my friend.

06/24/16 12:06 PM #10    

Joyce Cummings (Howey)

God Bless her and all of her family and friends.

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