Charles N. Groff, 91, of 28147 NYS Rt. 37, Watertown, passed away Monday, April 29 at the Hospice Residence, Gotham St, Watertown.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 2 at the Hart & Bruce Funeral Home.
Burial will follow in the Brookside Cemetery.
Calling hours will be 5-8 p.m. Wed., May 1 at the funeral home.
Charles was born on August 30, 1921 in Ellisburg, NY, a son to William and Clara Harwood Groff. He attended school in Sackets Harbor.
Mr. Groff worked for Northrup Motor Company in Watertown for 43 years, retiring in 1984.
He was a member of the Watertown Elks Lodge #496 and the Adams American Legion.
He enjoyed working on cars, his Thunderbirds, snowmobiling, boating on the St. Lawrence River and trips to Hawaii and Florida. He supported the State Police, Sherriff’s and Watertown City Police Department program’s and was friends with many of the officer’s over the years.
Marriages to Keitha, Rosemary and Betty ended in divorce. He married Patricia Gilpin, she passed before him.
Among his survivors are a son and daughter in law, Larry C. and Sheila M. Groff, Watertown; two daughters and a son in law, Betty J. and David R. Lawton, LaFargeville, Mary Ellen Stephenson - Longway, Watertown; 8 grandchildren, Victoria Larson, JoAnne LaMonica, Bradley Groff, Stephen Stephenson, Scott Stephenson, David Lawton Jr., Jeff Lawton and Malinda Lawton ; 13 great grandchildren; two steps sons and their wives, William and Tina Gilpin, Watertown, Todd and Sue Gilpin, Watertown; a step daughter, Cindy Gilpin, FL; 5 step grandchildren and step great grandchildren; three brothers and a sister in law, Richard Groff, Adams, Larry E. Groff, AZ, James and Mary Groff, Adams; a sister and brother in law, Dorothy and Paul Pearson, Pierrepont Manor; several nieces and nephews.
Two brothers, Robert and William Groff and two sisters, Helen Lowe and Arlene Kellar and his beloved dog Jason all passed before him.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County Gotham Street Watertown, NY 13601.
Condolences may be made at www.hartandbrucefh.com.
Saturday, May 28, 2016, Watertown, NY
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