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Clarence L Groff
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Birth: Mar. 20, 1906
Union Deposit
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 2009
Lebanon
Lebanon County
Pennsylvania, USA

5 Feb 2009: Clarence L. Groff, 102, of Palmyra, died Wednesday, February 4, 2009 at the Lebanon Valley Brethren Home, Palmyra. Born March 20, 1906 in Union Deposit, he was a son of the late John C. Groff and Ella M. (Gipe) Groff Trimmer. He was the former owner of C.L. Groff Electrical Contractor, Palmyra. A member of Palmyra Church of the Brethren, he was a Sunday School teacher for 41 years having a total of 586 students. At church he was elected a life deacon; five times served as delegate to the annual conference; was chairman of the building committee for the Christian Education building and assisted the pastors in hospital visitations, anointing, helped in Youth Club and was a counselor for youth trips. Singing with the Gospel Male Quartet at church he traveled to many states. He served as head usher at Ocean Grove Annual Conference and was a volunteer, Bible teacher and director at Camp Swatara where he was volunteer of the year in 1987. He scratch built in his home, building trolleys and yip sticks. A feature on WGAL TV presented a story of his life interest in trolleys. The widower of Edith M. (Boyd) Groff, he was also preceded in death by a son, Donald Groff and brothers, Mahlon Groff and Paul Groff. Surviving are his children, Richard Groff and Mildred Long Rein; daughter-in-law, Anna Groff, all of Palmyra; 9 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren and a great great grandson. Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 8, 2009 at his church, 45 North Chestnut Street, Palmyra. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Spring Creek Cemetery, Hershey. [Harrisburg Patriot-News] 
 
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 Parents:
  John C Groff (1883 - 1914)
  Ella M Gipe Groff (1885 - 1976)
 
 Spouse:
  Edith M Boyd Groff (1903 - 1982)
 
 Children:
  Donald E Groff (1930 - 2004)*
 
 Sibling:
  Clarence L Groff (1906 - 2009)
  Paul E Groff (1909 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Creek Cemetery
Hershey
Dauphin County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: GerbLady
Record added: Feb 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33558188
 

 
 
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