|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 2012|
Bernard J. "Pappy" Groft, of New Oxford, passed away peacefully with his family by his side March 16, 2012. He was the loving husband of Mary P. (Smith) Groft for 55 years.
Born October 28, 1926, in Oxford Twp., he was the son of the late William and Mildred (Long) Groft.
Bernard was a lifelong farmer in Oxford Township. He was a member of Sacred Heart Basilica, Hanover, and a life member of New Oxford Social Club, McSherrystown Moose, Hanover K of C, Irishtown Fire Co., McSherrystown Fish & Game, SAVES, and a member of Littlestown Eagles.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four children, Rick Groft and wife, Sharon of New Oxford, Frank Groft of New Oxford, Ann Motter and husband, Greg of Biglerville, and Barb Shriver and husband, Doug of New Oxford; seven grandchildren, Dave Groft, Andy Groft, Kelly Hagerman, Beth Wakefield, Patricia Motter, Jason Klinedinst, and Mary Shriver; four great-grandchildren; one brother, George Groft, and one sister, Rose Shindledecker, both of Hanover.
He was preceded in death by eight siblings, Annie Orendorff, Grace McSherry, Ruth Smith, Mary Groft, Carrie Murren, John Groft, Joseph Groft, and Theresa Crouse.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held March 19, 2012, at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Basilica, Hanover, with the Rev. Lawrence J. McNeil officiating. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
Conewago Chapel Basilica Cemetery
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Added: Mar. 17, 2012