ELMIRA - Jeremiah William Groth, age 67, passed away at his home on Sunday (Feb. 28, 2021) surrounded by his loving family.
Jerry was born and raised in Olean, a son of the late Herman and Dolores Toohey Groth.
A graduate of Arnot Ogden School of Nursing, Jerry had a 42-year career at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was a registered nurse in the Neonatal Unit for 34 years, with the last part of his career teaching life-saving skills at the Arnot, focusing on adult cardiac life support.
Jerry enjoyed golf, was an avid reader and loved music - especially 70's rock and roll. A wonderful husband, father and grandfather, Jerry will be forever loved and missed.
Jerry is survived by his wife of 38 years, Colleen Kane Groth; sons, Brian J. Groth with wife, Lauren, and daughters, Gwendolyn and Bridget, and Stephen T. Groth with Kyle Cundy, all of Elmira; siblings, Leslie (Jeffrey) Voorhees of Olean, Richard (Pamela) Groth of Olean, Tracey (Dean Holt) Groth of Myrtle Beach S.C., Robert (Julie) Groth of Olean and John (Terry) Groth of Venice, Fla.; sisters-in-laws and brothers-in-law, Linda Lyon of Mechanicsburg, Pa., Patricia (John) Dobranski of Elmira, Daniel (Cheryl) Kane of Elmira and John (Connie) Kane of Spring Hill, Fla.; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Including his parents, he is also predeceased by father-in-law and mother-in-law, George M. and Dorothy Wade Kane; and brother-in-law, Michael G. Kane.
Family and friends are invited from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (March 3, 2021) to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday (March 4, 2021), St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira.
A livestream of the Mass will be available through the Facebook page for Most Holy Name of Jesus Parish at https://www.facebook.com/ElmiraCatholic.
Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
Those wishing may remember Jerry with a donation to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.
COVID-19 protocol will be followed at the funeral home and the church.