Jerry L. Groft Sr.

HANOVER Jerry L. Groft Sr., 39, entered into God's eternal care Wednesday, October 10, 2012, at his home. Born May 3, 1973, in Hanover, he was the son of James H. Groft, Sr. and JoAnne E. (Frock) Groft. Jerry was a member of Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown. He was a 1991 graduate of New Oxford High School and attended MTA in Harrisburg. He enjoyed collecting sports cards and coins. Surviving, in addition to his parents, are two sons, Jerry L. Groft, Jr. and Andrew Groft, both of Dover; two brothers, James H. Groft, Jr. and his companion, Traci Schildt, and Joseph C. Groft, all of Hanover; and many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday at Annunciation Catholic Church, McSherrystown, with the Rev. Lawrence W. Sherdel officiating. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown. Relatives and friends will be received Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown, with prayers at 8 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be James H. Groft, Jr., Joseph C. Groft, Lisa Winand, Ricky Frock, Jeff Frock, Travis Winand, Carl Groft, III, and Mark Groft. Online condolences and memories may be shared at

Published in Evening Sun on Oct. 12, 2012