Harold Groff Jr., 77, Groff Building carpenter, collected John Deere tractors

By on April 19, 2017

Harold Groff Jr., 77, of Denver, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017, at his residence.

He was the loving husband of Miriam R. (Brubaker) Groff, who preceded him in death in 2014, and with whom he shared more than 55 years of marriage. Born in Stevens, he was a son of the late Harold W. and Mary Jane (Gentzler) Groff.

Harold was a member of Middle Creek Church of the Brethren. He worked as a carpenter for Harold W. Groff Building and Kalas Manufacturing. In his spare time he enjoyed collecting John Deere tractors, listening to Christian music, animals, reading Amish books, and putting together models and puzzles.

Harold is survived by five children: Lamar Groff, husband of Kim (Shrock), of Ephrata; James Groff, husband of Christel (Beam), of Denver; Joyce Ward, wife of Stanley, of Lititz; Donna Pittman, wife of Charles, of New Holland; and Julie Alexander, wife of Wayland, of Cleona; seven siblings: Richard Groff, husband of Mildred, of Lititz; Martha Jane Burkholder, wife of Richard, of Stevens; Larry Groff, husband of Lucille, of Ephrata; Donald Groff, husband of Arlene, of Stevens; Kenneth Groff, husband of Irene, of Stevens; Marvin Groff, husband of Anna Lois, of Stevens; and Paul Groff, husband of Laverne, of Stevens; 10 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his brother: Robert; and his sister-in-law: Marion.

Services were held April 19 at Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, Lititz, with Pastors J. Eric Brubaker and H. Todd Bomberger officiating. Interment followed at Martindale Mennonite Church Cemetery, Lancaster Conference.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

The family would like to thank Hospice and Community Care for their loving support during Harold’s illness and the ministry team at Middle Creek Church of the Brethren.

To send the family online condolences visit groffeckenroth.com. Groff-Eckenroth Funeral Home, New Holland, handled the arrangements.

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