Jeremiah William Groth
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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 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.

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Published in Olean Times Herald on Mar. 2, 2021.
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March 4, 2021
With warmest thoughts and feelings to Jerry's family. So hard to lose the good guys.
Barry Adams
March 4, 2021
I am so sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. My sincere condolences to the family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you ❤
Michele Hoffman
March 4, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Marleah Boyce
March 3, 2021
Jerry was an amazing talented man who cared very much about his patients and his friends/family. I worked with Jerry in the NICU for 13 years. Jerry cared deeply for his patients and always had a smile on his face. Condolence's to the family for there lost, heaven has gained another beautiful sole.
Heather Tarby ( Stermer)
March 3, 2021
So sorry for your loss John, Terry and family. May he rest in peace. Sending prayers and HUGS to all of you
Patty (Rogozinski) MacDuffie
March 3, 2021
Colleen and family,
So sorry for your loss
Kellie Rider
Kellie Rider
March 3, 2021
So sorry to read of Jerry's passing. What a great guy to know. (AOMC retiree)
Marilyn Gordon
March 2, 2021
Colleen and family;
We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
David and Barb Miller
David Miller
March 2, 2021
My mother, Sharon Hart, often talked about Jerry - and what a great nurse he was and fun to work with. May he rest in peace.
Bonnie Hart
March 2, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. You and Jerry hold a special place in our family's heart and he will be remembered for all the good times the four of you had together, and know that he and dad (Ken) are most definitely together having some beers and listening to classic rock. Sending my prayers and hugs to your family.
Katie Akins
March 2, 2021
God bless your family and may you forever treasure the wonderful memories, laughter and fun times you’ve spent together celebrating a life well lived.
Kathy Scanlon Fraser
March 2, 2021
Dear Colleen,
Steve and I were very sad to hear of Jerry. So many things I want to say of how we will remember all the times we spent with you and Jerry, always fun and how caring Jerry was. Please know you and your family are in our hearts.
Lisa and Steve Fossaceca
March 1, 2021
I was extremely disheartened to hear about the death of my friend, Jerry. I had the pleasure of working alongside him for many years as an Advanced Cardiac Life Support instructor. Jerry was a remarkable individual that always made everyone smile. He was kind, compassionate, and had a very engaging teaching style with a truly wonderful sense of humor. I still teach ACLS to this day and I incorporate many of the jokes I learned from him. I think about him very often and miss the days teaching together before he retired. The sentiment among my coworkers is unanimous: He was a kind individual that everyone LOVED and he will be greatly missed. My life is so much better for having known him. Deepest condolences to his family

Patrick Perl RN
Patrick Perl
March 1, 2021
Colleen, I'm so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.
Sue Bennett Raub
March 1, 2021
Colleen So sorry Just heard of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ed & Corinne
Ed & Corinne Makovitch
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