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Charles Thomas MCGROARTY


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Charles Thomas MCGROARTY Obituary
November 27, 1932 - January 7, 2017 Charles Thomas "Doc" McGroarty, age 84, of Westminster, California, passed away on Saturday, January 7th, 2017. Burial Services will be held at 11:30 A.M. on Friday, February 3rd, 2017 at the Riverside National Cemetery in Riverside, California. Charles was born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, moved to California and married Geraldine Lesniak McGroarty. A 20-year Navy veteran, he served in the Korean War and Viet Nam Conflict and retired at the rank of Chief Hospital Corpsman. Charles was a Naval Golf Champion who competed around the globe and was a Pro Am Tournament player. He was awarded: The Purple Heart, Navy Achievement Medal, Republic of Viet Nam Gallantry Cross, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and a Presidential Unit Citation among others. Charles went to work for the Anaheim California Police Department in 1971 and retired as Senior Jailer in 1988. Charles was involved with the Elks Club and belonged to chapters in Westminster and Desert Hot Springs. Charles was preceded in death by his wife Geraldine McGroarty and survived by son Charles Allen McGroarty, son Sean Michael McGroarty and his daughter Melody McGroarty Astorga. He is also survived by 4 sisters, 8 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 31 to Feb. 1, 2017
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