Playa del Rey resident Barbara Hartnett Griffin passed away at her home Jan. 13. She was 78.
She was born and raised in Johnstown, Pa., where she graduated from Johnstown High School.
Griffin became a registered nurse and did private duty nursing before being hired by United Airlines as a stewardess. She had flown around the world during her nearly 40 years with the airline.
She was married to Jay Griffin, a pilot for TWA, until his death in 1987.
Griffin was a bright and shining star who lovingly touched the lives of many friends, family and passengers.
She is survived by her brothers, Donald Hartnett and Robert Hartnett and their families of Johnstown, Pa.
A celebration of her life is scheduled Saturday, Feb. 23. Donations can be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society.

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