Irwin Groff

Irwin Groff

Tuesday, August 13th, 1940 Friday, June 21st, 2019

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Obituary for Irwin L. Groff

Irwin L. Groff, 78, of Lititz, (formerly of New Holland) passed Friday, June 21, 2019 after a lengthy illness at Brethren Village.

Born in East Cocalico Twp., he was a son of the late Amos and Eva (Fox) Groff. He was married 18 years on August 19 to Joyce E. (Snavely) Hershey Groff. His first wife, Mary Jane (Hershey) Groff passed in 1999.

Irwin was an independent truck driver for 46 years, retiring in 2006. He had driven over 5 million miles.

He was a member of the Conestoga Church of the Brethren where he taught Sunday school for 26 years. He served as past president of the former ITA (Independent Truckers Association), was a member of Transport for Christ, and managed the Chicken BBQ for the Brethren Disaster Relief auction for several years. He also enjoyed customizing Smith-Miller toy trucks.

Surviving in addition to his wife are two children, Douglas K. Groff of Etowah, NC, and Lisa A., (Travis) Fox of Leola; two granddaughters, Avery and Quinn Fox; three step sons, Gregg, Shawn, and Ryan Hershey all of Manheim; five step grandchildren, Devyn Laser, Tyler, Torri, Haylie, and Caitlin Hershey; two sisters, Mary Ella Groff of Ephrata, and Grace Martin of Orrstown; and two brothers, Harold Groff of Lancaster, and John Groff of Ephrata.

Preceding him in death is a sister Norma Weaver; and a brother Clarence Groff.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 10 am at Conestoga Church of the Brethren, 141 E. Main St., Leola. Interment will be in the Bareville Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 6-8 pm and on Wednesday from 9-10 am at the Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Transport for Christ, . To send the family online condolences visit us at . Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Conestoga Church of the Brethren
    141 E. Main St.
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    Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
    6:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Second Visitation

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    Conestoga Church of the Brethren
    141 E. Main St.
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    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
    9:00am - 10:00am
  • Service

    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Conestoga Church of the Brethren
    141 E. Main St.
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    Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
    Jere A. Cassel
  • Interment

    Bareville Cemetery
    Brethren Church Road
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Tracy Fox

A wonderful life well lived ... prayers of peace for Lisa and family.
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Comment | Posted at 01:16pm via Floral Arrangements

Carolyn and Tom Fritz

Dear Joyce and family. Our sincere sympathy to you during this time of loss.
Comment | Posted at 11:00am via Condolence

Diane Sansone

Our sincerest condolences to the
Groff and Hershey families. He was a kind and loving grandfather to my granddaughters Haylie and Caitlin Hershey. Our prayers are for him to be healed and living in the glory of God our Father.
Sincerely, Diane and Joe Sansone
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Sally Martin

Our deepest sympathy to your family.
From Andy & Sally Martin and Family
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Betsy Alderfer

I enjoyed working with Irvie for many years, as his dispatcher, when he was hauling turkey products from Colorado to New York. He was always a joy to work with and did an outstanding job, every trip.
Our prayers and thoughts are with you, Joyce. I am sure he will really be missed.
Betsy Alderfer
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