Medical 05

Ruth Ellen (Griffith) Glass

March 11, 1936 ~ January 28, 2019 (age 82)


Ruth Ellen Glass, 82, of Oakland, MD, died Monday, January 28, 2019, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV.

Born March 11, 1936, in the cove area of Accident, MD, she was the daughter of the late Bert W. and Edna L. (Brown) Griffith. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Glass on January 10, 2017; three brothers, Robert, Myron “Buddy”, and Carl Griffith.

Ruth was a Nurse’s Aide at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, working in the Labor and Delivery Department until her retirement. She loved working with the newborns there. She grew up in the cove area of Accident and then moved to Oakland. In her youth, she enjoyed golfing and bowling. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Accident and was a wonderful mother and a friend to many.

She is survived by one daughter, Michele Carl, Oakland; one brother, Hobert Griffith and wife, Naomi; two grandsons, Dominic and Tyler Carl; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 1100 Memorial Drive, Oakland on from Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. Services will be conducted at Zion Lutheran Church, 209 N. Main St., Accident, on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend James Oester officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to services. At Ruth’s request she will be cremated following the service. A meal will be served after the service at the church.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215 or to Zion Lutheran Church, 209 N. Main St. Accident, MD 21520.

Condolences may be left for her family at

To send flowers to Ruth's family, please visit our floral section.


January 31, 2019

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., Oakland
1100 Memorial Drive
Oakland, MD 21550

Funeral Service
February 1, 2019

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
209 North Main Street
Accident, MD 21520


American Diabetes Association
P.O. Box 15829, Arlington VA 22215
Web: http://

Zion Lutheran Church, Accident
P.O. Box 171, Accident MD 21520

© 2019 Newman Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS