May 5, 1945 - February 7, 2006
John Michael Groom, 60, of Templeton, passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2006 in Lodi. He was born May 5, 1945 in Stockton. He was the Director of Engineering at Cisco Systems and had been in high technology for over 20 years, a graduate of Excelsior College and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in Amarillo, TX.
Mr. Groom was the beloved husband of 10 years to Denise E. Groom of Templeton; the loving father of Michael J. Groom of Lodi, Alexander S. Groom of Cupertino and Lynley B. Groom of Lodi; the cherished grandfather of Nicolas M. Groom of Lodi; the devoted uncle of Matthew Groom, Kimber Groom and Melissa Groom Coble, all of Oakdale. Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2006 at Rocha's Mortuary, 215 S. School St., Lodi. Visitation will be held on Friday, February 10, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Committal at Lodi Memorial Park and Cemetery, 570 E. Pine St., Lodi.