Earl S. Groft Jr.

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Earl S. Groft Jr., 76, of Westminster, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, at Chapel Hill Nursing and Rehab in Randallstown.

Born Jan. 28, 1937, in Union Mills, he was the son of the late Kathryn Miller Bechtel. He was the husband of Betty R. Martin Groft, his wife of 48 years.

He was the owner/operator of Miller Tire Services in Union Mills for 31 years, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of Faith Community Bible Church of Union Mills and a life member of the NRA.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are sons Frank Staub and wife Judy, of Hanover, Pa., and Brian Groft and wife Patricia, of Union Mills; daughter Luann Horn and husband Kenneth, of Forest Hills; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a sister, Sarah Bechtel Flynn; and a brother, Wilbur Bechtel.

There will be no viewing.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Faith Community Bible Church, 3819 Old Hanover Road, Westminster, with the Rev. John Stiles officiating. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Silver Run.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Faith Community Bible Church, 3819 Old Hanover Road, Westminster, MD 21158.

Arrangements are by Little's Funeral Home in Littlestown, Pa.

Online condolences may be offered at www.littlesfh.com.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Feb. 18, 2013
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