FSSA Past President Barbara Griffin Has Passed Away


From Greg Shafer at Deep Creek:

It is with great sadness that we share the news that a great icon for sailing on Deep Creek Lake and beyond, Barbara Griffin, passed away on January 5, 2022 at home with her husband, Don, and two of her daughters at her side.  Her passion for sailing was revealed not only on the water but also as a leader in numerous organizations that support sailing on Deep Creek Lake and across the nation.  Don mentioned that Barb was president of thirteen organizations simultaneously when he met her.  She ably led the Flying Scot Sailing Association as President from 2007-2009 and the Deep Creek Yacht Racing Association (DCYRA) from 2013-2014.  She was recognized by DCYRA in 2019 for her lifetime contribution to sailing on Deep Creek Lake.

Don has been a member of DCLSA since 1967 and he and Barbara were married on xx, xx 19xx.  They were also long-time members of Deep Creek Yacht Club (Deerhaven).  Barbara was always smiling and eager to share a story or talk about sailing.  The impact that she has made on the Deep Creek Lake sailboat racing program since then has been remarkable.

Barb’s love of sailing extended well beyond the shores of Deep Creek Lake.  She and Don chartered sailboats with other club members to explore in numerous places including the Caribbean, Aegean and South China Seas.

The family is planning a memorial service in the summer.

Barbara' o ituary is here https://www.jeffersonmemorial.com/obituaries/Barbara-J-Griffin?obId=23645745#/obituaryInfo