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Thomas E. Grugan Obituary
Thomas E. Grugan, 75, Thomas E. Grugan, 75, of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at home. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann (McGroarty) Grugan. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late Dominic and Agnes (Shields) Grugan. Tom was Baseball Coach and Health & Physical Education Teacher from 1973 - 2001 for Oxford Area High School. In 1968, Tom was awarded the Football Coach of the Year by the Daily Times for Darby Twp. High School. He also coached baseball at Cecil College for eleven years. Tom was a 1956 graduate of Saint James High School and a 1963 graduate of South Carolina. Tom was a member of the Sacred Heart Church in Oxford. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid golfer (having played 96 of the 100 courses in Myrtle Beach.) He was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph Grugan and Frank Grugan. Survivors: He is survived by two sons, Sean T. Grugan and his wife, Brandi of Elkton, MD, and Patrick D. Grugan of Oxford; one daughter, Colleen A. Grugan of Pitman, NJ; two grandchildren, Chase Grugan and Blake Grugan; one sister, Agnes Winslow of Boothwyn; nineteen nieces and nephews; and his companion, Becky Reiber. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Sacred Heart Church, 203 Church Rd. Oxford, where friends and family may visit from 10 - 10:45 am. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to Sacred Heart Church, 203 Church Rd., Oxford, PA 19363, or the PO Box 22718 Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718. Arrangements are being handled by the Edward L. Collins, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. Oxford, PA. Condolences: www.elcollinsfuneralhome.com
Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 10, 2014
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