Sarah Susanne Groshong
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Eastville - Ms. Sarah Susanne Groshong, 69, of Eastville passed away Monday, February 4, 2013, at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital in Nassawadox.She was born in Newport News, VA, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Eugene A. (Gene) Groshong.After receiving her Bachelors in English from The College of William and Mary, Sarah taught English at John F. KennedyAn avid photographer, Sarah was passionate about capturing stills of nature, particularly of the Eastern Shore. Her art has shown and sold in shops and galleries throughout the county. Her poetry, while unpublished, touched her readers. Some of her poetry may be viewed on her website. Anyone wishing a memento of her artwork or writing please visit her website at Groshong was a staunch supporter of the National Democratic Committee, and was an ardent proponent of women's rights. Sarah often used her shocking wit and wisdom to entertain, inform and educate. Ms. Groshong is predeceased by her brother, Allen Eberly Groshong, who was lost in the Viet Nam war as well as her sister-in-law, Georgia Diane Groshong. She is survived by two brothers, George H. Groshong of Grafton, VA, and Eugene A. Groshong of Alexandria, VA; three nieces, Dee Groshong McCune her husband Ronald McCune and their daughter Samantha McCune, Susan M. Groshong Coblentz and her son Steven Coblentz, and Kathleen M. Groshong.A memorial service for Ms. Groshong will be held in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, she requested donations to Planned Parenthood (Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., 434 West 33rd St., New York, NY 10001), the Thrift Shop of the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia (Thrift Shop, 24530 Coastal Blvd., Tasley, VA 23441), and the Northampton County Democratic Committee (Northampton County Democratic Committee, P.O. Box 14, Cape Charles, VA 23310).View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

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Published in Daily Press on Feb. 10, 2013.
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March 7, 2013
My husband brought Sarah home to our family after he met her at a Psychologist's conference in the early 80's and she spent a week with us during the summers for many years thereafter I still have some of her poems, photos and lovely letters. Earth was blessed to share her spirit for a while. Lyn and Ken Winer
March 3, 2013
So sorry to learn of my dear friend's passing. Thoughts and prayers go out for her family and friends.
Don Savage
32 Tupelo Ct.
Okatie, SC 29909
February 13, 2013
I was sorry to learn of Sarah's death. My family were friends with her parents and her brothers Buddy and Alan. We always enjoyed our time with the Groshongs. - Stan Glasofer
Stan Glasofer
February 12, 2013
It is impossible for me to express how sad I am at the news of Sarah's passing. She and I were the closest friends during the time when she taught at Wilson High School in Portsmouth, and I remember several delightful visits to her parents' home in Newport News. She was a thoroughly special person, different in so many wonderful ways. I miss her.
Ronald Audet
February 12, 2013
I was shocked when learning of the death of my good friend from Woodrow Wilson. We were good friends for seven years. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. I'm just glad I got to see her at the NNHS 50th Reunion and had our picture taken with Meade Andrews, another good friend from grade school.
Karrin Williams Frankie
February 10, 2013
Sarah was a wonderful, passionate person. She loved people and always had her head on strait! I will miss her intelligence, her insight, and hearing about the many projects she was involved in. We go back to Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Va. when she was teaching English and I was teaching Math in 1967. She was a wonderful friend. I owe her a lot. Let me know when the memorial service is in "The Spring".

Harry Ellen
February 10, 2013
My thoughts & prayers to the family and friends. It was good to see Sarah at our 50th class reunion, life of the party. So sorry that such a lively person has left us. Class of 1961 NNHS.
Kathryn Gayle Mintz
February 10, 2013
I was so very sorry to learn of the loss of your dear sister. Please know you and your family are in my prayers.
Dana Atkins
February 9, 2013
Sarah's dear friends Michael and Robyn from Canada would like to know when the memorial service is. She was a totally delightful human being and I'm proud to have one of her works of art.
Pamela Barefoot
February 9, 2013
Sarah's spirit...taken in Paris
My dear friend and I had some very adventurous times on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. She was whitty, sharp, opinionated, political, defender of causes and one hell of a photographer. I was going to see her and my other Eastern Shore friends in May..............when the winter has gone and the sun is there to warm you. Rest well my friend.
Vera Ann Hille
February 9, 2013
Joe Barlow
February 8, 2013
Sarah and I renewed our acquaintance around a common love - photography. We were pals on Facebook. I love her pictures and the great insight she had into what makes a good photo. Sympathy to her family and friends.
Jerry Gammon
February 8, 2013
There was just something irresistible about Sarah! Although I met her on facebook last May, I feel as if I've known her a lifetime. Allen was my classmate at NNHS and through the memorial she wrote about him on a friend's blog, I quickly became her virtual friend. Then we started writing long e-mails and having even longer telephone visits. Finally we met in person in December when she came to visit me in SC. She was the best friend I wish I'd always had and I count myself blessed to have known her as long as I did. Today I went to Whole Foods because she kept telling me I had to go and I toasted her with every "sample" I tasted. Unfortunately, they weren't giving wine samples but I pretended they were because she loved a good wine!
Jeanette Hornsby
February 8, 2013
My deepest sympathy to all of Sarah's family. Though I did not know her as well as I would have liked, she was such a fun person, always smiling with a joke at hand. She will be missed.
February 7, 2013
To the Family of Sarah Groshong, I recall Sarah from high school. I last saw her briefly in 2006 at the NNHS Class of 1961's 45th reunion.

I am saddened to learn of her passing. Please accept my condolences for your loss.
James W. Elliott
February 7, 2013
With deepest sympathy. My heart goes out to the family and friends. Judi Fleischman
February 7, 2013
My deepest sympathy is with Sarah's family and friends. I remember her well in our senior class.
Jodie Turner Bixon
February 7, 2013
Sarah...I am thinking about our laughter, smiles, and banter together. You always brought a feisty energy to our conversations. The photo below reminds me of how our humor blended together in such an easy way. Your appreciation for the arts and of course the Dems were always appreciated. Sending thoughts and love to your family. I miss you. Love, Damian
Damian Motlo
February 7, 2013
RIP Sarah. I will remember you always as a determined soul full of vibrancy and provactive by nature. I first met you at the gym and admired your "let's get to it" attitude. I'm going to miss your sweet smile and genuine kindness. Prayers to your family and friends, Jerry Murphy
Jerry Murphy
February 7, 2013
Sarah was my good friend at NNHS - It is hard to say good bye, although our paths went separate ways over the years - we staying in touch periodically. I treasure some photographs and letters she sent to me. Her life made a difference. Her memory will be lasting. Julie Jaffee Nagel - Ann Arbor Michigan -
February 7, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Sarah was definitely one of a kind. She was quick witted, intelligent, and as a school psychologist, wanted the best for students. She will be missed.
Gwyn Coghill
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