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John Edmond “Corky” Groya, Sr

Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, USA
Death 5 Nov 2002 (aged 81)
Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Burial Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 17300550 · View Source
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John E. Groya, Sr., passed away on Tuesday, November 5, 2002 at the Aleda E. Lutz V.A. Medical Center of Saginaw, age 81.

He was the son of the late John and Agnes (Swantek) Groya. Born November 16, 1920 in Bay City, MI, where he had lived all of his life.

He married the former Genevieve B. Kelpinski on December 4, 1943 in St. Stanislaus Church, she survives him.

Mr. Groya served in the U.S. Army during WWII as a TEC 4, and had worked for Kraft Foods for over 24 years. John was a member of St. Stanislaus Church, Senior Citizens and the League of Catholic Women & Men.

Surviving besides his wife Genevieve he leaves six sons and one daughter: Kenneth (Lori) Groya of Saginaw, John (Donna) Groya Jr., Charles (Maureen) Groya, Randall Groya, Mary Jo (Randy) Warren, Gerald (YuChing) Groya all of Bay City, James Groya of Traverse City; fourteen grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and two step- grandchildren; one sister and brother: Evelyn Nowak, Robert Groya; several nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Connie Groya, one brother and a sister, Ambrose Groya and Agatha Puszykowski.

Funeral Mass was celebrated on Friday, November 8, 2002 at St. Stanislaus Church. Rev. Fr. William J. Rutkowski officiated with military rites by the Bay County Veteran's Council. Ambrose Funeral Home.

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  • Created by: Candice xo
  • Added: 4 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17300550
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Edmond “Corky” Groya, Sr (16 Nov 1920–5 Nov 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17300550, citing Saint Patrick Cemetery, Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Candice xo (contributor 13003043) .