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Ralph R. DeGroft


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Ralph R. DeGroft

Littlestown - Ralph R. DeGroft, 89, of Littlestown, died Thursday, Sept 13, at his home. He was the husband of Fannie B. (Hill) DeGroft for 62 years. Born March 8, 1929 in Littlestown, Ralph was the son of the late LeRoy G. & Elsie B. (Schildt) DeGroft. He attended Littlestown High School and served in the army during the Korean Conflict. Ralph was a painter for 35 years with Emeco Industries, Hanover, retiring in 1994.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his 3 sons: Gerald L. Degroft & Lori of Abbottstown, Alan R. DeGroft of Gettysburg, Brian K. DeGroft & Patti of New Oxford; his 2 daughters: Karen A. Sheaffer & Douglas of East Berlin, Linda C. Hoffman & Jeffrey of York; his 6 grandchildren: Jessica, Jamison, Amy, Katlyn, Kyle and Luke; his 3 step grandchildren: Stephanie, Nicole, Wesley; his 2 great grandchildren: Harper and Kellan and his 2 step great grandchildren: Ella and Tyce. Ralph was predeceased by his sisters: Elsie Riebling and Charlotte Rhoads and his brother, LeRoy R. DeGroft. Ralph was a hard worker. He loved the outdoors, small engine repair and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral Service is Tuesday, Sept 18, at 11 A.M. at Little's Funeral Home, Littlestown with Chaplain Jennifer Murphy of Hanover VNA officiating. Viewing is Monday 6 - 8 P.M. at the funeral home. Interment is in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Littlestown, with military honors conducted by Littlestown Allied Veterans Council. Memorials in Ralph's name may be sent to VNA Hospice - 440 N. Madison St., Hanover, PA 17331 or - 924 N. Colonial Ave., York, PA 17403. Online condolences may be shared on www.littlesfh.com.
Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2018
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