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Richard Groff


1944 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Groff, Richard Edward
beloved and devoted husband, father and grandfather, passed away at his Sun Lakes, Arizona home on Feb. 1, 2016. He was born in Buffalo, New York on April 15th, 1944 to Louella and Edward Groff. He was a United States Air Force Veteran, serving his country from 1965 to 1968. Mr. Groff demonstrated outstanding work ethics during his long career at Honeywell Aerospace Inc. He was also well known for his off-beat sense of humor, which he shared with his family and friends. He enjoyed camping, cooking, and life on a mini-farm in Maricopa, Arizona before his retirement. During his retirement years, he moved to Sun Lakes, Arizona and greatly enjoyed spending time with his family, going to car and gun shows, antique malls, estate sales and playing poker on his computer. He was an honorable man who will be missed dearly. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Karen Batten, and his son David Groff. He is lovingly survived by Susan, his wife of 45 years, his children, Marcus Groff and his wife Lee, Tonya Thompson and her husband, Michael, grandchildren David Groff and his wife, Sarah, Emilee Thompson, Morgan Neil and Logan Neil, great-grandchild, Tryston, niece Sally Batten-Zerfas, and nephews John and Edward Batten. The family is holding a private memorial gathering at their Sun lakes, Arizona residence. In lieu of flowers, please send a donation in Mr. Groff's name to the Sun Lakes Firefighters Fund, 25020 S. Alma School Road. Sun Lakes, Arizona 85248. www.valleyofthesunfuneralhome.com
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Published in The Arizona Republic on Feb. 7, 2016
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