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On May 30, 2005, VIRGINIA GRIFFITH STEIN PITCHER, 96, passed away in Winter Park, FL. A native of Baltimore, she received a Degree in fashion design from the Maryland Institute College of Art. She was a poet, genealogist, volunteer oral historian, museum docent, a founder of The Winter Park Good Government Group and a member of the Advisory Board of the Morse Museum. She designed insignia for The Flag House Association in Baltimore and The Society of the Ark & the Dove. She was Past President of: The National Society of the Daughters of Barons of Runneymede and the Descendants of the Lords of Maryland Manors. She is survived by her son, Griffith F. Pitcher of Atlanta; her daughter Lawrie Platt Hall of Orlando; four beloved grand-children: Virginia T. Ballinger, L. Brooke Fick, William T. B. Pitcher, Margaret W. Nichols, and eight great-grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. at the Mayflower Retirement Center, Winter Park. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to the Virginia Stein Pitcher Memorial Fund c/o the American Indian College Fund, 9333 Greenwood Blvd., Denver, CO 80221.

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