Published in Richmond Times-Dispatch on February 9, 2012
Frank Wayne, 69, loving husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed
from our lives suddenly on Tuesday, February 7, 2012.
Frank attended the University of Richmond and was an acclaimed Southpaw
pitcher who signed with the New York Mets until injured. He was recently
inducted into the King George High School Sports Hall of Fame.
Frank worked for over 35 years as a sales executive for Woodfin Oil Company.
He was an avid golfer and longtime member of Meadowbrook Country Club.
He enjoyed being with his "Bubbas," spoiling his grandchildren
and taking care of his loving mother. Frank was a generous, easy-going
man who brought fun and laughter to all those who encountered him in life.
Frank is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Susan Effron Griffith;
mother, Margaret Allensworth Griffith; eldest daughter, Elizabeth Griffith
Jens and her husband, Eric Jens III; younger daughter, Laura Griffith
Ritchie and her husband, Patrick Ritchie; four grandchildren, Hannah Margaret
Jens, Eric Jens IV, Madison Grace Ritchie and Lucas Griffith Ritchie;
two sisters, Judy Griffith Crockett, Gay Griffith Baker and her husband,
Bud Baker; two sisters-in-law, Elaine Effron Dunn, Lynn Effron Katz and
her husband, Alan Katz. Frank is also survived by many loving nieces,
nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Nash
& Slaw Funeral Home, King George.
Burial will be private in Westmoreland County. Pallbearers will be Eric
Jens III, Patrick Ritchie, Aaron Dunn, David Katz, Benjamin Katz and Ben
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Peter's Episcopal
Church, 601 Colonial Ave., Colonial Beach, Va. 22443.