Earl S. Groft Jr.

WESTMINSTER, MD Earl S Groft Jr., 76, died Saturday, February 16, 2013, at Chapel Hill Nursing and Rehab in Randallstown. He was the husband of Betty R. Martin Groft of Westminster for 48 years. Born January 28 1937 in Union Mills, he was the son of the late Kathryn Miller Bechtel. Earl was the owner operator of Miller Tire Services in Union Mills for 31 years, retiring in 1988. Earl is survived by two sons, Frank Staub and wife Judy of Hanover, Brian Groft and wife Patricia of Union Mills; a daughter, Luann Horn and husband Kenneth of Forest Hills, Md.; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He was predeceased by a sister, Sarah Bechtel Flynn; and a brother, Wilbur Bechtel. Earl was a member of Faith Community Bible Church of Union Mills and a life member of the NRA. Funeral Services will be Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at 1 p.m. at Faith Community Bible Church, with Pastor John Stiles officiating. There will be no viewing. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Silver Run. In lieu of flowers, contributions have been asked to go Faith Community Bible Church, 3819 Old Hanover Rd, Westminster, MD 21158. Online condolences at littlesfh.com

Published in Evening Sun on Feb. 18, 2013