GULF COAST WELSH SOCIETY
MEMORIALS
CRIMOND  THE 23RD PSALM
Performed by Rhos Orpheus Male Voice Choir
RAF Memorial
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Arcadia, FL
MEMORIAL ARCHIVES
Russell Williams
Richard Patram
"When you are sorrowful, look again in your heart and you shall see
that, in truth, you are weeping for that which has been your delight".

Kahlil Gibran (The Prophet)
At our St David's Day Banquet, 2012 we remembered those
dear to our hearts:
Annie & Joseph Griffiths
Delbert & Ruth Lloyd Hughes
Milt & Helen Hughes
Edna and Jack Jones
William Robert Jones
Richard Patram
Elvet, Betty & Irene Rees
Robert Reese Roberts
John Welles
Milt, Delbert, Janice
If you know of a loved one who should be
included on this page, please let us know
We also remember:
Evan John & Gwenneth Powell
Lynwen Coleman (aged 48 years)
Dorothy Luecker Fell
Neville John Yeo
Jade Emanuel (aged 18 years)
Gras ein Harglwydd Iesu Grist, a
A chymdeithas yr Yspryd Glan,
bythoedd.
Amen
The grace of the Lord Jesus
Christ, and the love of God, and
the communion of the Holy
Spirit be with you all, evermore.
Amen
The Gulf Coast St David's Welsh Society, Sarasota wishes to join you in celebration of
the life of Ernest Rees.

It is always a sad and poignant time when you lose someone suddenly, without warning, and
without the chance to say our goodbyes to what is inevitable to each and every one of us.

Ernie's life is a testament to us all with his unwavering love of Wales.  Even having left many years
ago he remained close to his roots all his life, ensuring his family and future generations would
grow up knowing where they "belonged".

A talented man, he worked quietly for our Society sculpting the large dragons that greet us at our
Banquet as well as the decorations that adorn our tablets - the flags reminding us of the special
bond between our two Countries. These will not only serve as a constant reminder of a dear
friend, but ensure Ernie's presence at many future events.

Ernie's passing will leave a great void in our Society but I'm sure, on the odd occasion when we
cast our eyes up to the heavens, we will spot a dragon in the clouds and will undoubtedly know
that Ernie's hand is still at work.

So, on behalf of the Sarasota Welsh Society and the people of Wales, God Bless you Ernie and
Thank You for being such an incredible part of our lives.

Meryl, President
(on Behalf of the Gulf Coast St David's Welsh Society, Sarasota)
knew her.

'A BRIGHT STAR has dimmed over Wales!  I, and all of us, are so saddened at the loss of such a
great and good friend.  Avanwy cheered us all always and helped us grow the Sarasota Welsh
Society around her'.

Thank you for letting us know...and condolences to all or your family from your Sarasota Friends."

Don Hughes
Please address all
correspondence to:
PO Box 19343
Gulf Gate Post Office
Sarasota, FL 34276
or e-mail:
sarasotawelsh@yahoo.com
ALICE A GRIFFITHS
October 29, 1915 - April 15, 2013
Alice Griffiths, 97, of Sarasota, Florida passed away on Monday April 15th at
her home at Sunnyside Nursing Home.   She was born in 1915 in Cleveland
Heights, Ohio to Harry and Ellen Teagle Andrus.  She received her BA degree
from Hillsdale College in 1936 and her Masters of Social Work from Western
Reserve University in Cleveland.

Alice worked as a social worker for the Juvenile Court of Cleveland and later
for United Cerebral Palsy of Cleveland.  She was an active member for many
years of Fairmount Presbyterian Church and, more recently, at The First
Congregational United Church of Christ in Sarasota.

Alice married S. Lloyd Griffiths on March 16, 1940 and he preceded her in
death in 2007.  Survivors include a daughter, Marcia (Ray) Anderson of
Fremond, CA and two sons, David (Marion) Griffiths of Hillsdale, MI and
Douglas (Martha) Griffiths of Mattapoisett, MA as well as four grandchildren
and two great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service was held on May 8, 2013 at the Sunnyside Village Chapel.

Information courtesy of Sarasota Herald Tribute.
A TESTAMENT TO THE LIFE OF
ERNEST REES
AVANWY ADAMS
August 2, 2012