Aaron J. Groendyk
FUNERAL HOME
Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory Inc
1551 Kenneth Rd
York, PA
DOVER Aaron James Groendyk, 18, died Monday, June 30, 2014, at University of Maryland Shock and Trauma Unit. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 7, 2014 at Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Road in York. Deacon Dan Bernardy will be officiating at the service. Visitation will be held Sunday, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Suburban Memorial Gardens in Dover. Aaron was born in York on August 10, 1995, the son of Pamela M. (Kuritz) Groendyk of Dover and her companion Mark W. Bartels of York, and Fred J. Groendyk of Muskegon, Mich. He enjoyed riding his dirt bike, working on his car, and gaming. Aaron leaves two sisters, Mercedie M. Groendyk of Dover and Lexus M. Groendyk of Muskegon, Mich.; grandparents, Thomas J. and Nancy J. Kuritz, Sr. of Chestnut Ridge, Pa.; a grandfather, Fred A. Groendyk of Muskegon, Mich.; two aunts Amy Kurtz and her husband, Jim of York, and Deborah Woods and her husband, Scott of Orrstown; an uncle, Thomas J. Kuritz and his wife Lora of Farmington, Pa.; six cousins, Ivan, Emily, Nevin, Nathan, Hannah, and Tyler; and a long time childhood friend, Matt Kraft of York. He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Anna Groendyk. Memorial Contributions may be made to Presley Ridge, 141 E. Market St., York, PA 17401. Send Condolences at BestLife Tributes.com
Published by York Daily Record on Jul. 3, 2014.
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i love you baby boy, miss you soo much i know you in a better place and i'll see you one day, it was always the laughs with you, everybody misses you aaron, you'll never be forgotten, watch over me
xarianna jones
June 8, 2015
love you Aaron, you were a good friend and i'll miss you and can't wait til the day we can see eachother again so you can make me laugh like you always did. rest in peace, you were a really good person. we love you Aaron! and we will never forget you ever!
xarianna jones
September 23, 2014
Pam,
I am so sorry to hear of your and the girls loss of Aaron. My heart and prayers go out to you. I was unaware of this until recently and my sympathy goes out to all of you.
The loss of a child is unimaginable and my thoughts are with you.
Bruce
August 12, 2014
Pam, I was shocked to hear of Aaron's passing. Please know you and your family are in my heart and prayers at this difficult time. God Bless.
Rhonda Gardner
July 9, 2014
Pam, Mercedes, and Lexie we are so sorry to hear about Aaron. It seems like just a short time ago he was playing with Curtis in the park across the street. He had such a sweet smile, always cheerful and kind. Our heart breaks for you all. God will look after him now.
July 7, 2014
Aaron was an amazing friend, practically my brother. I'm so shocked...I love you Aaron.
Heaven Philopena
July 7, 2014
Pam, Mercedes, and Lexie I am so sorry for your loss. Aaron ' s friendship with Christian was good I believe for both of them. I remember all of you playing with Katie and Chris at our home in Lake Meade. I believe he is now your guardian angel.
Susan Shern
July 6, 2014
I can hardly believe it. I actually was on my way home the night of this accident and stopped to see if any help was needed. I remember talking to him asking him if he is going to be OK. I had a terrible time sleeping that night and often thought about how he was. As this time is very difficult for everyone, please know the family is in my prayers.
Jackie Harlacher
July 5, 2014
Aaron was such a neat kid that I had the honor to teach...you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers...so deeply sorry for your loss
July 4, 2014
Aaron was amazing friend to me when my mom died he was there to tell me everything would be alright he always made me laugh through the hardest time, I never could ask for a better friend like him. I cant believe he's gone and I really wish he didn't go so soon
Liz
July 3, 2014
Pam,
My heart breaks for you and your family. I was touched by the care and support you and your family gave to Aaron while he was in the hospital and I was honored to have helped take care of him. It was obvious he was very special and very loved. Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless!
Holly Huntley
July 3, 2014
I lost my son Cole last year. They were in the same class. I am so sorry for your loss. I know your pain.
Heidi Krout
July 3, 2014
hi aaron i have know u for a long time i meet u from my daughter u will be missed my many, praying for the family and friends, rip my friend. Gladfelters
July 3, 2014
Rest in peace little man me and joey will miss you...! Ur in a better place now and ill see you one day love! ?
leah & joe
July 3, 2014
Pam and Family, Sorry for your loss we will always remember the good times we shared with Aaron in Mechanicsburg and remember that he is in a better place and we will all meet again. God bless you and your family.
Jim and Melissa Miller
July 3, 2014
Rest easy Aaron. I may not have known you at all but god has received another great angel.
Janaye Crisamore
July 3, 2014
Fly high our son aaron, run the golden streets of heaven. I know you are an angle on matt's shoulder watching over him. Rip till we see you again. You will always be in our hearts. Love you son.
Matt and Tina kraft
July 3, 2014
Pam, I cannot imagine the loss of a child. Please know I will keep you uppermost in my prayers. God bless you. Harlene
Harlene Willard
July 3, 2014
hey Aaron its been along time since I have seen you its sad to hear your gone I know your in a better place I miss all the fun times we had when we were in 5and 6 the grade miss ya a lot
Sallie Phillips
July 3, 2014
Fly high our son and run the golden streets of heaven. I know you are an angle on matt's shoulder watching over him. You will be in our hearts forever. We love you son. Rip aaron till we see you again.
Matt and Tina kraft
July 3, 2014
Aaron, I can't believe all this, my mind is going insane right now. I don't wanna face this fact, but we all have to. I just miss you so much already ita unbearable. I love you so much bro. You were the brother I never had, and I enjoyed every day and minute that we hung out. We always had fun no matter what we did, there was always something to laugh about. I know we had each others backs too. This is it bro, I'll see you sometime and bro I'm excited to see you again. Rest in peace Aaron, I LOVE YOU!
matt kraft
July 3, 2014
I can't believe your gone, but I am happy that I got to have you in my life for the time that I did. You are an amazing person. You always made me laugh no matter what mood I was in. I miss you . I hope we meet again someday.
Kaitlan
July 3, 2014
This breaks my heart. Aaron was such a sweetheart! I only met him a couple of times, but oh my, he was so funny. No matter what, he always had a smile on his face. Fly high sweetheart, you're in a better place now.
C. Beamenderfer
July 3, 2014
Pam,
Jack & I are praying for you and your family, Please let us know if you need anything.
Hugs & Prayers Jack & Karen Wood
Jack & Karen Wood
July 3, 2014
Aaron...i met you some years ago and thought you were a pretty cool dude,even though you were younger than me i never minded you hangin out n chillin all the time over at my house i considered you a very good friend.cant believe we were texting back n forth just days before the accident...love ya man.may you rest in peace kid
B Smith
July 3, 2014
My heart breaks for you and your family. Just know he is no longer in any pain. And you will see him again. My prayers are with you. Love, Whitney
Whitney Stover
July 3, 2014
Pam, Our hearts go out to you and your family. Remember if you ever need anything your family at S&H will be there for you. Love you.
Lisa McCorkle
July 3, 2014
Our prayers go out to the family. May you find comfort in wonderful memories of Aaron.
The Taylor Family
July 3, 2014
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